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The Business of Validity, Reliability and Authentic Need

Arts-based Approaches to Researching Practice

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All qualitative research, which is by definition the investigation of ideas, life features and phenomena surrounding issues that occur in natural settings, must align itself with notions of quality and especially equality. The qualitative research process that we will begin to explore here attempts to review the purposes for and reasons behind people’s particular modes of engagement with the world.

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McKenna, T. (2015). The Business of Validity, Reliability and Authentic Need. In: Vicars, M., Steinberg, S., McKenna, T., Cacciattolo, M. (eds) The Praxis of English Language Teaching and Learning (PELT). Critical New Literacies. SensePublishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-112-0_3

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