Emerging Criteria for Quality in Qualitative and Interpretive Research Academic Article uri icon


  • Not only are the boundaries of interpretive research as yet undefined, but criteria for judging the quality of such research are even more fluid and emergent. Developing criteria are nominated and cautions in applying them are discussed. The author also suggests two critical insights: The most promising of these criteria are relational, and they effectively collapse the distinction between quality (rigor) and research ethics.

published proceedings

  • Qualitative Inquiry

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Lincoln, Y. S.

citation count

  • 723

complete list of authors

  • Lincoln, Yvonna S

publication date

  • September 1995