ETHICS AND VALIDITY AS CORE ISSUES IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: A REVIEW PAPER
Qualitative research is criticized for having issues validity, reliability, and ethics. This review paper focuses on two core issues involved in qualitative research generally and in educational research more specifically. Firstly, this review sheds light on ethical issues involved in qualitative research. It also discusses issues of validity in qualitative research. In this study, narrative review method has been adopted. The secondary sources or previous research studies have been reviewed in order to suggest some research directions regarding the issues of validity and ethics in qualitative research. It was found that researcher plays a central role in assuring both validity and ethics in qualitative research. Researcher are recommended to have command on research techniques required for conducting qualitative studies. Moreover, researchers are recommended to adopt ethically appropriate practices by conducting honestly robust qualitative studies.