A discussion of obser-view as a method of generating data in the construction industry

Umeokafor, Nnedinma I. (2015) A discussion of obser-view as a method of generating data in the construction industry. Civil Engineering Dimension, 17(1), pp. 54-58. ISSN (print) 1410-9530

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Abstract

This study demonstrates the paradigmatic position of obser-view and argues for the incorporation of reflectivity in obser-view to foster rigorous data generation. Aimed at introducing obser-view to the construction industry as a method of generating data, this study critically examines obser-view, exploring its application to construction research. Obser-view is an emerging data collection technique developed by Kragelund in 2006, where a non-scripted interview immediately post-observation is conducted. This helps to gain a deeper understanding of the phenomenon. Although researchers adopt various strategies to ensure rigor in qualitative research, there are still concerns in relation to validity, reliability, bias and objectivity in qualitative research. However, developing strategies that will help in gaining a deeper understanding of the phenomenon in study and tackling the aforementioned challenges will help in ensuring transparency in qualitative research. A review of literature is presented, the limitations and benefits of obser-view are also presented

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction industry; data, obser-view; qualitative research; validity
Research Area: Business and management studies
General engineering and mineral and mining engineering
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Engineering
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Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 15:27
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 15:27
DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/ced.17.1.54-58
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/43973

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