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Validity in Qualitative Research

  1. Adrian Holliday

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1243

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Holliday, A. 2012. Validity in Qualitative Research. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Qualitative research is a mainstream social science methodology which looks deeply at instances of social life which are difficult to see with more quantitative surveys and experiments.


  • methods;
  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • field methods