Iqbal Ahmed Chowdhury


The issues of quality in a qualitative research cannot be addressed by a single or constant method. It, however, may be judged through the aggregate of various perspectives such as “credibility,” “dependability,” “confirmability,” “ethics” and so on which is the central focus of this paper. In a qualitative research, researchers often engage with flexible realities where the subjective views of respondents may shape the research frame and the whole process of an inquiry. In such a situation, quality issue is more pertinent as it deals with peoplr’s everyday realitiy and subjective explanation of it. The study focuses on the issue of quality in a qualitative research and provides a middle way to deal with this issue in respect to the debates over it. Using secondary sources it provides a comprehensive idea for ensuring quality in a qualitative research.

Keywords: Method, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Quality, Validity, Reliability, Ethics, Credibility, Dependability, Confirmability

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Chowdhury Iqbal Ahmed. ISSUE OF QUALITY IN A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: AN OVERVIEW. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.1:142-162, DOI:

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