The importance of triangulation for ensuring the quality of scientific findings of the qualitative research Dr. Janez Vogrinc
Summary: In the paper the qualitative research in which the researcher has been directly involved and has himself been examining the research phenomenon in the studied environment is presented. The aim of this qualitative study is to gather data in the form of rich content–based descriptions of people, events, and situations by using different, especially non–structural, techniques, to discover the stakeholders’ views and similar, to orally analyze the gathered data, and finally to interpret the findings in the form of a concept or contextually dependent grounded theory. The purpose of the paper is further to analyze the applied criteria to assess the quality of scientific findings established with the qualitative reasearch, especially triangulation, which is a combination of different methods, techniques, data sources, researchers, theories and scientific disciplines within the same research. Triangulation is defined as a strategy to ensure the quality of scientific findings established with the qualitative research.