5. How to validate qualitative research findings?

Author(s): 
Laurence.Kohn
Author(s): 
Wendy.Christiaens

External validation, also called transferability of the analysis, refers to whether you can apply the findings to other settings. It is largely determined by the sampling strategy and the setting. (see also 1.2.2 General quality criteria in part 2).

Quality criteria and validation techniques for qualitative research methods are described more extensively in section 1.2.1 (part 2).