Working with pluralism: determining quality in qualitative research

Easterby-Smith, M P V and Golden-Biddle, K and Locke, K (2008) Working with pluralism: determining quality in qualitative research. Organizational Research Methods, 11 (3). pp. 419-429. ISSN 1094-4281

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This Feature Topic contains four articles that address the determination of quality in qualitative research by exploring the use of criteria from the perspective of reviewers, editors, and/ or authors. In this introductory article, the authors assert that these explorations represent an important move away from employing listings of static criteria to adjudicate and develop qualitative research. In its place, we see the making of quality as situated in methodological pluralism that occurs both in comparison with quantitative research and also within qualitative research. This fact complicates and enriches the task of determining quality and also suggests ways forward for the academic community.

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