Reliability and validity in research
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Reliability and validity in research

Paula Roberts Senior lecturers, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire
Helena Priest Senior lecturers, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire
Michael Traynor Professor of nursing, Middlesex University, London

This article examines reliability and validity as ways to demonstrate the rigour and trustworthiness of quantitative and qualitative research. The authors discuss the basic principles of reliability and validity for readers who are new to research.

Nursing Standard. 20, 44, 41-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.07.20.44.41.c6560

Correspondence

p.m.roberts@keele.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review