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What is Transferability

Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research
The ability to apply the results of research in one context to another similar context. Also, it refers to the extent to which a study invites readers to make connections between elements of the study and their own experiences.
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Data Speaks: Use of Poems and Photography in Qualitative Research
Carolyn N. Stevenson (School of General Education, Purdue University Global, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1025-4.ch006
Qualitative research methods provide the researcher with opportunity to share the lived experiences of participants in an authentic manner. These narratives can be enhanced through visual expression, such as use of photos, which provide another way to exercise self-expression. Found poetry has a rich history in participant-based studies, while self-studies utilize poems as an opportunity to address more philosophical or poststructuralist opportunities. These forms of data collection can provide a rich, thick description of those often overlying on the peripherals of society. By offering participants the opportunity to personally select descriptive photographs and articulate expression in their own voice through poetry, the lived experiences can authentically be displayed.
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Using Mixed Methods Research to Explore User Loyalty in Selected Academic Libraries in Ghana With an Emphasis on Rigorousness
It is the extent to which the same outcomes of scientific investigations could be achieved in different contexts or settings with other respondents.
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