Epistemology in ethnography: assessing the quality of knowledge in human factors research
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

Författare

Margareta Lützhöft

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritime Operations , Fartygs arbetsmiljö och säkerhet

Jim Nyce

Ball State University

Erik Styhr Petersen

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritime Operations , Fartygs arbetsmiljö och säkerhet

Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science

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

Vol. 11 6 532-545

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Transport

Ämneskategorier

Socialantropologi

Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap

DOI

10.1080/14639220903247777