The Hierarchy Of Credibility

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Credibility in research is the trustworthiness or believability of a researcher’s methods, results, and conclusions. A researcher’s credibility is largely established by his or her social status. Altrichter, Posch, and Somekh (1993) state, “Hierarchy of credibility means that individuals of higher social rank are more credible (reliable) than individuals of lower social rank: the teacher is more reliable than the pupil, the headmaster is more reliable than the teacher, and so on” (p. 117). The commonly accepted assumption behind a hierarchy of credibility is that the higher level of education a person has obtained, the more likely he or she is to be knowledgeable and therefore right. The format in which research results are presented also

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