The use of triangulation for completeness purposes

Maria Fenech Adami, Alice Kiger

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Abstract

Triangulation in research refers to the use of multiple techniques for gathering and/or handling data within a single study The original purpose of triangulation was to seek confirmation of apparent findings. There now appears to be support for a second purpose - completeness. This paper reviews the arguments surrounding the use of triangulation, and shows how its use facilitated one researcher's attempt to provide a complete picture of the phenomenon explored in a qualitative study of the adequacy of the nurse education system in Malta.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalNurse Researcher
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005

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Keywords

  • triangulation
  • completeness
  • confirmation
  • qualitative research
  • Malta
  • nurse education

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The use of triangulation for completeness purposes. / Fenech Adami, Maria; Kiger, Alice.

In: Nurse Researcher, Vol. 12, No. 4, 01.04.2005, p. 19-29.

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Fenech Adami, Maria ; Kiger, Alice. / The use of triangulation for completeness purposes. In: Nurse Researcher. 2005 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 19-29.
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