Epistemology in ethnography: assessing the quality of knowledge in human factors research
Journal article, 2010

Quality measures are often used to judge research. This paper looks at what measures have been used in the human factors community to evaluate qualitative research and suggests some alternatives. Using ethnography as a test case, the paper raises the question of whether it is appropriate to use measures derived from quantitative and experimental research to judge the quality of qualitative studies, regardless of the subject and problem domain.

epistemology

quality of knowledge

ethnography

Human factors

Author

Margareta Lützhöft

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Maritime Operations, Ship Work Environment and Safety

Jim Nyce

Ball State University

Erik Styhr Petersen

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Maritime Operations, Ship Work Environment and Safety

Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science

1463-922X (ISSN) 1464-536X (eISSN)

Vol. 11 6 532-545

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Transport

Subject Categories

Social Anthropology

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

DOI

10.1080/14639220903247777

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10/7/2017