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Journal Issue
Volume 17 Issue 3 / Sep 2019  pp102‑191

Editor: Ann Brown

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A Detailed Guide on Converting Qualitative Data into Quantitative Entrepreneurial Skills Survey Instrument  pp102‑117

Anastacia Mamabolo, Kerrin Myres

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Using the TACT Framework to Learn the Principles of Rigour in Qualitative Research  pp118‑129

Ben K. Daniel

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Assessing the quality of qualitative research to ensure rigour in the findings is critical, especially if findings are to contribute to theory and be utilised in practice. However, teaching students concepts of rigour and how to apply them to their research is challenging. This article presents a generic framework of rigour with four critical dimensions—Trustworthiness, Auditability, Credibility and Transferability (TACT) intended to teach issues of rigour to postgraduate students and those new to qualitative research methodology. The framework enables them to explore the key dimensions necessary for assessing the rigour of qualitative research studies and checklist questions against each of the dimensions. TACT was offered through 10 workshops, attended by 64 participants. Participants positively evaluated the workshops and reported that the workshops enable them to learn the principles of qualitative research and better understanding issues of rigour. Work presented in the article is part of a large research programme investigating the pedagogy of research methods in higher education. 


Keywords: Rigour, trustworthiness, auditability, credibility, transferability, methods pedagogy, TACT


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Addressing The Challenge of Building Research Capabilities in Business Management Undergraduate Students  pp130‑142

Martin Rich, Ann Brown, Aneesh Banerjee

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An Illustration of a Deductive Pattern Matching Procedure in Qualitative Leadership Research  pp143‑154

Noel Pearse

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Augmenting Social Media Research with Q Methodology: Some Guiding Principles  pp155‑164

Charmaine du Plessis

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Sequencing Effects in the Analysis of Complex Experiments in Business Research: Mechanisms, Biases, and Recommendations  pp165‑178

Peter Kotzian

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Business Research Methodologies and the need for Economies of Scale in the Business Research Process: Harnessing the Innovation Opportunities of Novel Technologies and Technological Change  pp179‑190

Chris William Callaghan

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EJBRM Editorial for Volume 17 Issue 3 2019  pp191‑191

Ann Brown

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