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confirm

verb accede, accord, accredit, acquiesce, add strength to, adhere, agree to, agree with, ally, approve, assent, attest, authenticate, authorize, avow, charter, commend, comprobare, concede, concur, consent, corroborate, countersign, document, endorse, fortify, give one's word for, give security, homologate, join in a compact, legalize, license, make firm, make valid, pass, permit, prove, ratify, recognize, sanction, seal, second, support, sustain, uphold, verify, vote for, vouch for
Foreign phrases: Confirmare nemo potest prius quam jus ei acciderit.No one can confirm a right before it accrues to him. Confirmare est id firmum facere quod prius infirrum fuit. To confirm is to make firm that which had been infirm. Confirmat usum qui tollit abusum. He confirms a use who removes an abuse.
See also: accept, accredit, acknowledge, admit, affirm, agree, appoint, approve, ascertain, assent, assure, attest, authorize, avouch, avow, bind, bond, certify, comply, concede, corroborate, cosign, countenance, countersign, demonstrate, determine, document, endorse, ensure, establish, evidence, fix, indorse, legalize, notarize, obligate, pass, prove, reaffirm, reassure, reveal, seal, show, sign, subscribe, substantiate, support, swear, uphold, validate, verify, vouch, witness
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Rigour was established through credibility (returning to participants for clarification of results), dependability (audit trail), confirmability (reflective journaling) and transferability (context described so that others can determine applicability to their own setting).
The results were discussed in small groups to corroborate the findings and ensure confirmability (Schwandt, 2001).
Confirmability ensures that the findings can be traced back to the data and Yin (2003) described it as a chain of evidence.
The criteria of credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability were employed to decrease researcher's personal bias regarding students' interactions with university environment during the process of data analysis.
An audit trail is one technique for developing confirmability in qualitative research; it is a record of the steps taken in the process of the research project from beginning to end and includes decisions made along the way that help illuminate and detail the entire process.
As noted by Henderson (2006), the rigorous process of inductive analysis strengthens the confirmability of the data, while the detailed process allows for transferability.
To establish trustworthiness of the qualitative data, I used multiple methods described by Lincoln and Guba (1985) to address issues of credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability.
Comparisons of data analysis until consensus was reached by the members of the research team assure confirmability.
The four criteria for maintaining trustworthiness in qualitative research, credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability (Lincoln & Guba, 1985) were met in this study.
This reflects Guba's criteria for validity of qualitative research, namely: credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability (Mills, 2007 pp.
Some researchers argue that these dimensions are not applicable to qualitative research and a qualitative researcher's tool chest should be geared towards trustworthiness and encompass issues such as credibility, dependability, transferability and confirmability.