We have mentioned in Lesson 26 that Positivists normally questions the issues of validity and reliability in qualitative research. This is because the researcher is the main instrument so the prospect of other researchers producing identical data and arrive at identical conclusions are equally slim. That is why qualitative researchers have come up with other terms to explain the two concepts. This lesson is going to discuss reliability which qualitative researchers refer to as dependability.
In this lesson, we are going to discuss the 5 methods of determining reliability/dependability in qualitative research.
Issues of coding are very critical in qualitative research. This lecture will conclude by discussing coding as well as threats to validity and reliability in qualitative research.