Missing Link on Construct Validity in Qualitative Case Study
Keywords:construct validity, rigor, research, case study
This paper aims to evaluate supporting references for the utilization of construct validity at the beginning of a qualitative case study. The term ‘construct validity' is used in quantitative study, but it has been claimed to be appropriate for use in qualitative case study as well. However, the quantitative research paradigm is inherently different from qualitative research. The research method in this paper uses descriptive analysis by literature study. It would be compared the consistency for each reference. Results may show that the supporting references for using construct validity in qualitative case study are not so strong. In fact, the revised supporting reference for construct validity has been changed in Yin case. This may be the first paper which criticizes the terminology of construct validity as it actually belongs to quantitative research method.
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