This paper describes the process of the conduct of preliminary tests to determine the construct and content validity of the chosen data collection method for a study into the relationship between Islamic principles and objectives, Islamic financial law and takaful (slamic Insurance) operations and practices in Nigeria. Semi-structured interviews were tested on a select group of respondents mirroring the intended subjects in the field. The pilot test showed the construct to be both valid and reliable while giving the opportunity to insert refinements to the research tool.


Academic Skills, Qualitative Research, Interview Schedule, Validation, Pilot Test, Constructs Validity, Construct Reliability

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Maryam Dikko is a PhD student in Universiti Utara Malaysia specializing in Islamic Finance. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Maryam Dikko at, maryam.dikko@gmail.com.

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