Using a non-judgmental stance to promote trustworthiness in action research

Serge Gabarre, Cécile Gabarre, Rosseni Din

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This article describes the use of action research to increase trustworthiness through a non-judgmental approach. Two foreign language lecturers implemented an action research to improve their teaching with the use of Facebook and mobile devices. In order to remain open to all possible interpretation of the events and to incite their students to provide them with honest feedback, they openly adopted a non-judgmental stance. As a result, students freely revealed how they used funds which were given to them to access mobile Internet. Findings showed that not all students used the money as was anticipated by the lecturers, and that they spoke without restraints on the matter. This behavior has led the researchers to reflect on how this stance helped validate the trustworthiness of the data for the research, and encouraged them to focus on not judging their informants.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)1071-1089
Number of pages19
JournalQualitative Report
Volume21
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2016

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Keywords

  • Action research
  • Interviews
  • Researcher-respondents relationship
  • Trustworthiness
  • Truth

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  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Cultural Studies

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Using a non-judgmental stance to promote trustworthiness in action research. / Gabarre, Serge; Gabarre, Cécile; Din, Rosseni.

In: Qualitative Report, Vol. 21, No. 6, 5, 12.06.2016, p. 1071-1089.

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Gabarre, S, Gabarre, C & Din, R 2016, 'Using a non-judgmental stance to promote trustworthiness in action research', Qualitative Report, vol. 21, no. 6, 5, pp. 1071-1089.
Gabarre, Serge ; Gabarre, Cécile ; Din, Rosseni. / Using a non-judgmental stance to promote trustworthiness in action research. In: Qualitative Report. 2016 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 1071-1089.
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