Table 5: Comparable criteria in quantitative/qualitative methods, and questions addressed
Issues Quantitative Qualitative Question
Truth value Validity Credibility Do we measure what we are supposed to measure?
Applicability Generalizability Transferability Could the research be repeated in different subjects or contexts?
Consistency Reliability Dependability Could the research be repeated with the same result?
Neutrality Objectivity Conformability How far does the personal interest of the researcher influence the result?

(Adapted from Krefting L, 1991)9