Toward an Agenda for Evaluation of Qualitative Research

  title={Toward an Agenda for Evaluation of Qualitative Research},
  author={Brynjulf Stige and K. Malterud and Torjus Midtgarden},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  pages={1504 - 1516}
  • Brynjulf Stige, K. Malterud, Torjus Midtgarden
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Qualitative Health Research
  • Evaluation is essential for research quality and development, but the diversity of traditions that characterize qualitative research suggests that general checklists or shared criteria for evaluation are problematic. We propose an approach to research evaluation that encourages reflexive dialogue through use of an evaluation agenda. In proposing an evaluation agenda we shift attention from rule-based judgment to reflexive dialogue. Unlike criteria, an agenda may embrace pluralism, and does not… CONTINUE READING
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