• Ward and Street 2010 (†281)

    Ward, Kerry and Chris Street. “Reliability.” In Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, edited by Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos and Elden Wiebe, 801-3. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2010. doi: 10.4135/9781412957397.n293.

Existing Citations

  • reliability (record) (p. 801, definition in case study research): Reliability refers to the consistency and stability of research results and is one of two foundational elements (the other being validity) in conducting rigorous research. Reliability assesses the extent to which the results and conclusions drawn from a case study would be reproduced if the research were conducted again. Reliability in case study research is normally addressed through three techniques: (1) triangulation, (2) interrater reliability, and (3) an audit trail. (†356)