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In Peer Review, It's Time to Stop Thinking Statistically About Qualitative Research


by Jim Vander Putten — July 24, 2006

Explicit criteria have been widely published to accurately evaluate both quantitative and qualitative research. Peer review that uses one paradigm on the basis of the other, however, is inappropriate at best, raises ethical questions in regard to fairness, and can have dire consequences for faculty careers.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 24, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12612, Date Accessed: 11/25/2014 10:58:22 PM

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  • Jim Vander Putten
    University of Arkansas-Little Rock
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    JIM VANDER PUTTEN is an associate professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Chair of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He coordinates the Faculty Development concentration in the doctoral program in Higher Education, and his research interests include faculty from working-class backgrounds, faculty and staff perceptions of the higher education work environment, and the organizational culture and climate for the responsible conduct of human participants research.
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