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Quality criteria under methodological pluralism: Implications for conducting and evaluating research

Barker, C; Pistrang, N; (2005) Quality criteria under methodological pluralism: Implications for conducting and evaluating research. AM J COMMUN PSYCHOL , 35 (3-4) 201 - 212. 10.1007/s10464-005-3398-y. Green open access

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Abstract

Many community psychologists adhere to a methodological pluralist orientation to research; however, it is often unclear what such a position means in practice. This paper draws out the practical implications of methodological pluralism for community research. It proposes four sets of criteria for how research might be appraised under a pluralistic ethos: criteria applicable to all research, research-relevant community psychology values and principles, criteria specifically applicable to quantitative research, and criteria specifically applicable to qualitative research. The paper also addresses how pluralistic community research may be conducted, at each of three levels: integrating methods within a single study, using different approaches within a research program, and pluralism in the field as a whole.

Type: Article
Title: Quality criteria under methodological pluralism: Implications for conducting and evaluating research
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10464-005-3398-y
Keywords: research methodology, methodological pluralism, community research, COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH RESEARCH, QUANTITATIVE METHODS, CONTEXTS, SUPPORT, WELLNESS, PARTNERS, PARENTS, LESSONS, SCIENCE
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2298
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