A Review of the Quality Indicators of Rigor in Qualitative Research.
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Attributes of rigor and quality and suggested best practices for qualitative research design as they relate to the steps of designing, conducting, and reporting qualitative research in health professions educational scholarship are presented. A research question must be clear and focused and supported by a strong conceptual framework, both of which contribute to the selection of appropriate research methods that enhance trustworthiness and minimize researcher bias inherent in qualitative methodologies. Qualitative data collection and analyses are often modified through an iterative approach to answering the research question. Researcher reflexivity, essentially a researcher's insight into their own biases and rationale for decision-making as the study progresses, is critical to rigor. This article reviews common standards of rigor, quality scholarship criteria, and best practices for qualitative research from design through dissemination.
Johnson, Jessica L; Adkins, Donna; and Chauvin, Sheila, "A Review of the Quality Indicators of Rigor in Qualitative Research." (2020). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 674.