Credibility And Trustworthiness

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Credibility and trustworthiness are important factors in the research process. Truthfulness, also referred to as validity, in quantitative research adds a stamp of approval because it truly measures what it is intended to measure (McMillan, J. H. 2015). According to Golafshani (2003), credibility simply refers to whether the results are accurately portrayed. The four most commonly strategies used in the quantitative research process are: observations, interviews, document analysis, and visual materials. By using these strategies, researchers are able to provide credibility and trustworthiness to their final product. However, with any form of research there are risk involved, strengths in using the chosen strategy, and advantages.
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