However, qualitative research concerns itself with fittingness
rather than generalizability--that is, the extent to which the findings of the study apply to contexts familiar to the reader.
Findings were extracted from the descriptive data drawn directly from the siblings' spoken words, thereby enhancing the fittingness
of the findings; that is, "the findings of the study ...
For Guba and Lincolin (quoted in Schofield 2002: 178) the concept of "fittingness
" with its emphasis on analyzing the degree to which the situation studied matches other situations in which one is interested, provides a more realistic and workable way of thinking about the generalizability of qualitative research results than do more classical approaches.
These measures supported the credibility, fittingness
, and confirmability of the findings.
Recent studies have emphasized how thoroughly Edwards grounded his life's work on conceptions of beauty, harmony, and ethical fittingness
, and how central The Enlightenment was to his mindset.
In general, design is an iterative activity that involves the continuous generation of a design artifact and the evaluation of its fittingness
The results also showed that the back pain was significantly associated with the fittingness
of driver's seat, the driven distance, the roughness of road which related to the amount of vibrations and work-related stress, as well as, their working history.
The first included Sale and Brazil's (2004) criteria: (1) internal validity for quantitative findings and credibility for qualitative findings, (2) external validity for quantitative findings and transferability or fittingness
for qualitative findings, (3) reliability for quantitative findings and dependability for qualitative findings, and (4) objectivity for quantitative findings and confirmability for qualitative findings (specific criteria are listed in Table 3).
(2) Transferability or "generalizability or fittingness
of study findings to other settings" (Jackson 2003, 183) was judged by the relevance of emerging themes to other studies of perception of environmental risk in place.
Rigour was addressed by establishing creditability, fittingness
, auditability and confirmability (Guba & Lincoln, 1989).
The required 'logical' phenomenology may be developed in terms of the concept of 'fittingness
Rigour was established using credibility, auditability, fittingness
, and confirmability (Schneider, Elliot, LoBiondo-Wood, & Haber, 2003) to ensure processes for data collection, analysis, and the final outcome were trustworthy and reflected the women's stories in a way they recognised.