FOCUS - Technical Brief Number 9: What Are the Standards for Quality Research?

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Author: National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)

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• Published: 2005    • 4 pages   

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This issue of FOCUS discusses principles and standards for quality research, the basis for these standards, and strategies for reporting quality research. In the fields of disability and rehabilitation research, there is a healthy debate regarding the specific criteria for quality research, and the specific checklists to be used to standardize reporting. As the debate ensues, there are many ideas emerging in the public domain related to quality research and quality evidence that can be used to help guide the discussion.