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confirm (one) in (something)

To incorporate one more thoroughly into a religion through a specific ceremony. The bishop will confirm the students in the church later this year.
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confirm someone in something

to perform a religious rite that ties one more closely to one's religion. They confirmed her in the church this morning.
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confirmability through the variety of collection methods, reflexivity (intentionally revealing underlying assumptions or biases) and ongoing research of literature.
Hence, to establish "trustworthiness" of qualitative research, credibility, dependability, transferability and confirmability need to be established.
Following these steps will assist the researcher to collect data that meets the "gold standard" of qualitative evidence: credibility, applicability and confirmability.
The principal means of achieving confirmability and dependability was by having a competent and disinterested external auditor review all interpretations of the comments reported from the interview notes to ensure that these comments were being interpreted in a way that was contextually accurate.
We created checks and balances during these processes to ensure confirmability.
Transferability is crucially dependent upon credibility, dependability and confirmability and is enhanced by triangulation (Dick 1979).
Dependability and confirmability also add to the trustworthiness of this study and were assessed through an auditor.
Confirmability relates to objectivity and is measured in quantitative content analysis by assessing inter-rater reliability.
The criteria of credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability are essential in substantiating the integrity of qualitative data (Guba & Lincoln, 1989; Mertens, 1998).
Themes were then discussed and processed among the authors as a means of confirmability via analytic triangulation (Lincoln & Guba, 1985; Patton).
The deepest motivation of the Bush Administration in choosing him, along with the questions of confirmability and so on, is, in fact, that he's a judge who will reliably extend Presidential power in the war on terror.
In addition, an external Japanese researcher conducted an audit trail (Lincoln & Guba; Skrtic, 1985) to assess both confirmability (the degree to which the assertions were grounded in the data), and dependability (the degree to which the research procedures were consistent and valid).
In order to add credence to this work, Marshall and Rossman's (1995) trustworthiness features of credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability were addressed in several ways.
The black research assistant then reviewed the analysis (repeating/enduring patterns, emergent themes and synthesis of unity) for rigor, establishing that credibility, fittingness, auditability, and confirmability were evident (Sandelowski, 1986).
In order to establish the trustworthiness of the qualitative methodology employed in the study, the domains of credibility and confirmability (Lincoln & Guba, 1985) were applied to the qualitative information obtained from the study.