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Research Triangulation is the use of two or more research methods where the weaknesses of one method can be offset by the strength of another to improve overall research reliability and validity.

Methodological pluralism

Researcher triangulation

Data triangulation

Theoretical triangulation

Argument for use of triangulation

As Parke and Griffith (2002) argue: "One obvious advantage of non-participant observation is that it relies only on observing behavior. Since the researcher cannot interact in the behavioural processes, most data collected will be qualitative, interpretative, and to some extent, limited. However,by using other methodological research tools, suspicions, interpretations and even hypotheses can be confirmed."

Critiques

Practical issues paradigms - incompatible embedded methods Write the second section of your page here.