Evaluating qualitative research 2.0

Jeasik Cho, Allen Trent

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This chapter addresses a wide range of theories and practices related to the evaluation of qualitative research (EQR 2.0). First, five categories of EQR 2.0 are presented: (a) a general EQR category, (b) a “subtle-realist” category, (c) postcriteriology category, (d) an art-based research category, and (e) a postvalidity category. Second, evaluation strategies for EQR are offered by providing a variety of actual examples, including ones from mixed methods research. Third, the chapter discusses a path forward for EQR that includes both internal and external elements. The chapter concludes with a holistic view of EQR needed to collectively construct/confront inner and outer challenges to qualitative paradigms in the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780190847388
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Big-tent criteria
  • Core criteria
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Holistic approach
  • Mixed methods
  • Politics of evidence
  • Postcriteriology
  • Postvalidity
  • Quality
  • Validity


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