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Challenging hierarchical research relations and improving research trustworthiness: the use of member checking

Caretta, Martina Angela (2014) Challenging hierarchical research relations and improving research trustworthiness: the use of member checking. Field Research Method Lab Blog (23 May 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This contribution discusses the use of member checking in Tot, Kenya and Engaruka, Tanzania as enriching practices for both the researched and the researcher. By utilising a series of pamphlets produced in local languages, participants are able to see the result of their contribution to the research and give them a chance to have a second say by adding or rectifying what they would have reported earlier. In this way, member checking enables a researcher to realise any erroneous understanding of community practices under examination. Member checking is indeed far from perfect, but its employment improved the trustworthiness, transferability and confirmability of the study, writes Martina Angela Caretta.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/fieldresearch/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Field Research Method Lab Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80691

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