Member checking is commonly used in qualitative research as a means to maintain validity; however, little has been published about the effects the member checking process may have on participants. In this article, I provide the experiences of two participants in a qualitative case study and argue how member checking should be used as a reflective space for participants.


Qualitative Research, Methodology, Member Checking

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Dr. Amber G. Candela is an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Her current research interests are in the areas of professional development of mathematic teachers around the selection and implementation of high cognitive demand tasks in inclusive settings. Her overall research interests include the professional development of mathematics teachers at all levels and prospective and in-service teachers use and implementation of high cognitive demand tasks. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: candelaa@umsl.edu.

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