How Lies Turn Into Truths In Research Studies – #SangamTalk By Dr. Sarita Seshagiri

No researcher will admit to faulty outcomes and erroneous conclusions from biased studies. Yet, such conclusions are drawn and disseminated today as truisms within social, cultural, historical, and political paradigms. Outcomes such as these guide recommendations for policy and administration of the country. It is time we reflected and re-initiated studies to reclaim research, whence intentional or inadvertent biases are stymied. The first step is to identify shortcomings in research methods that were employed to create these findings and results. What does really transpire in field studies and analyses derived from qualitative methods? Sarita addresses some of these questions by drawing from her field study experiences in qualitative studies. She will also highlight strategies that could be used to mitigate such problems in future studies.

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