In Applied Qualitative Research Design: A Total Quality Framework Approach, Margaret R. Roller and Paul J. Lavrakas present their Total Quality Framework (TQF) designed to help researchers understand qualitative research is required to be creditable, analyzable, transparent, and useful. The authors show how qualitative researchers can utilize these four TQR fundamental elements to identify strengths and limitations of their qualitative methods and design process.


Qualitative Research, Research Design, Total Quality Framework

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Paula Boros, PhD Candidate in the Marriage and Family Therapy program under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Paula Boros, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314; Contact: pb756@mynsu.nova.edu

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