Research and Judgment Criteria (4.81)

Research and Judgment Criteria (4.81)

Positivist Perspective of Validity Drawing from the discussion on the previous page regards reflexivity, and given the socially constructed nature of my research, is based on people’s subjectivities (following an interpretivist paradigm), my work cannot be judged...
Dance Data Validity and Reliability (4.8)

Dance Data Validity and Reliability (4.8)

Reliability Qualitative Research According to Mason (2002, p. 39), in qualitative research: Reliability involves the accuracy of your research methods and techniques . . . if your research is valid, it means that you are observing, identifying or ‘measuring’ what you...
Dance Research Reflexivity (4.7)

Dance Research Reflexivity (4.7)

Research Reflexivity Reflexivity is defined by Gratton and Jones (2004, p. 186) as: A process whereby the effect of the researcher, and their own characteristics, background, values, attitudes and so on, upon the subject matter is taken account of.Gratton and Jones...
Presentation of the Dance Research Data (4.6.4)

Presentation of the Dance Research Data (4.6.4)

Figure 11 – From data to writing (Holliday, 2007, p. 90) From Data to Writing Model As I started writing the results, I was presented with various possibilities. As stated by Sandelowski (1998, p. 376), ‘qualitative researchers must choose which story, of the many...
Dance Research Coding and Themes (4.6.3)

Dance Research Coding and Themes (4.6.3)

Introduction to Coding and Thematic Analysis Coding was based on a thematic analysis, which refers to the process of coding the data and grouping connected codes into themes. This process is common in qualitative research (Maykut and Morehouse, 1994; Attride-Stirling,...
Texts and Interviews Analysis – Dance Heritage (4.6.2)

Texts and Interviews Analysis – Dance Heritage (4.6.2)

Transcriptions For the textual sources (books, blogs, comments to online videos, web pages) there was no need to transcribe the content. In order that the interviews though were also in the same textual format as the above sources, the interviews needed transcription....