Title: Criteria for Good Qualitative Research: A Comprehensive Review
Authors: Yadav, Drishti 
Category: Review Article
Issue Date: 2021
Yadav, D. (2021). Criteria for Good Qualitative Research: A Comprehensive Review. ASIA-PACIFIC EDUCATION RESEARCHER, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40299-021-00619-0
ISSN: 0119-5646
This review aims to synthesize a published set of evaluative criteria for good qualitative research. The aim is to shed light on existing standards for assessing the rigor of qualitative research encompassing a range of epistemological and ontological standpoints. Using a systematic search strategy, published journal articles that deliberate criteria for rigorous research were identified. Then, references of relevant articles were surveyed to find noteworthy, distinct, and well-defined pointers to good qualitative research. This review presents an investigative assessment of the pivotal features in qualitative research that can permit the readers to pass judgment on its quality and to condemn it as good research when objectively and adequately utilized. Overall, this review underlines the crux of qualitative research and accentuates the necessity to evaluate such research by the very tenets of its being. It also offers some prospects and recommendations to improve the quality of qualitative research. Based on the findings of this review, it is concluded that quality criteria are the aftereffect of socio-institutional procedures and existing paradigmatic conducts. Owing to the paradigmatic diversity of qualitative research, a single and specific set of quality criteria is neither feasible nor anticipated. Since qualitative research is not a cohesive discipline, researchers need to educate and familiarize themselves with applicable norms and decisive factors to evaluate qualitative research from within its theoretical and methodological framework of origin.
Keywords: Assessment; Evaluative criteria; Qualitative research; Quality
DOI: 10.1007/s40299-021-00619-0
Organisation: E191 - Institut für Computer Engineering 
License: CC BY 4.0 CC BY 4.0
Publication Type: Article
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