Interrater reliability has thus far not been a common application in phenomenological studies. However, once the suggestion w a s brought up by a team of supervising professors during the preliminary orals of a phenomenological study, the utilization of this verification tool turned out to be vital to the credibility level of this type of inquiry, where the researcher is perceived as the main instrument and where bias may, hence, be difficult to eliminate. With creativeness and the appropriate calculation approach the researcher of the here reviewed qualitative study managed to apply this verification tool and found that the establishment of interrater reliability served as a great solidification to the research findings.
Phenomenology, Interrater Reliability, Applicability, Bias Reduction, Qualitative Stud y, Research Findings, and Study Solidification
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Marques, J. F., & McCall, C. (2005). The Application of Interrater Reliability as a Solidification Instrument in a Phenomenological Study . The Qualitative Report, 10(3), 439-462. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol10/iss3/3