Reconceptualizing Bias in Teaching Qualitative Research Methods

@article{Roulston2015ReconceptualizingBI,
  title={Reconceptualizing Bias in Teaching Qualitative Research Methods},
  author={Kathryn Roulston and Stephanie Anne Shelton},
  journal={Qualitative Inquiry},
  year={2015},
  volume={21},
  pages={332 - 342}
}
Researchers who have been prepared in positivist traditions to social research frequently equate “subjectivity” with “bias,” which is viewed as both a problem to be managed and a threat to the credibility of a study. Teachers of qualitative research methods are familiar with questions about “subjectivity” that invoke “bias” from newcomers to qualitative research. This article revisits the methodological literature to examine how bias has been understood in qualitative inquiry. We argue for an… 

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