Title

A Third Model of Triangulation: Continuing the Dialogue with Rhineberger, Hartmann and Van Valey

Department

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Abstract

In an article in this journal, Rhineberger, Hartmann, and Van Valey (2005), discussed the mixed methods approach known as triangulation, arguing that the meaning and uses of triangulation need to be consistently applied and more adequately described in published articles. The authors presented two models of triangulation found in their extensive literature review. In this paper, I review triangulation designs used in applied research and propose a third and distinct model called the “iterative model.” This model employs triangulation to gain increasing clarity and understanding of the complex issues involved in applied social research. Clearly defined and collectively understood models of triangulation help applied researchers better integrate triangulated sources and convey their methods across disciplinary boundaries.

Journal

Journal of Applied Social Science

Journal ISSN

1937-0245

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

42

Last Page

48

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/193672440700100108