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Criterios de validez en la investigación cualitativa actual

Revista de investigación educativa, RIE, ISSN 0212-4068, Vol. 24, Nº 1, 2006, pags. 147-164 01/2006;
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ABSTRACT The validity of the current qualitative research is analyzed in this paper. The scientific validity criteria are being questioned by validity criteria sensitive to issues such as interpretation, representation, reflexivity and research control. This paper provides criteria for the evaluation of the qualitative research papers, based on a validation that surpasses the triangulation and chooses «crystallization», processes which are supposed to be more coherent with the social reality that intends to capture the qualitative research En este trabajo se analiza el problema de la validez de la investigación cualitativa actual, pues los criterios de validez científica están siendo cuestionados por criterios de validez sensibles a problemas como la interpretación, la representación, la reflexividad y el control de la investigación. Proporciona criterios para evaluar la calidad y rigor de los trabajos de investigación cualitativa, apoyándose en una validación que supera la mera triangulación y opta por procesos de «cristalización», procesos que se suponen más coherentes a la realidad social que pretende captar la investigación cualitativa.

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