Trustworthiness in qualitative research refers to the level of credibility, accuracy and reliability of the observations. The researcher ensures the validity of data, the accuracy of results and the authenticity of interpretations. Trustworthy qualitative research fulfils 5 main parameters (discussed one by one below); Credibility, transformability, dependability, conformability and authenticity.
It would be best if you used systematic procedures to ensure the validity and reliability of data via procedures like triangulation, member checks, and peer review.
As a researcher, you should be mindful of research bias; being unbiased while making your observations make your research more credible and trustworthy. I want you to please make careful efforts to minimize bias; it will reflect on you as a credible researcher with brilliant personal values.
To determine trustworthiness, several methods can be employed, including:
It is important to note that trustworthiness is an ongoing process that should be evaluated throughout the entire research project rather than an outcome that can be achieved at the end of the study.