I use the term ‘rules’ loosely in these social media tiles, with full awareness that ‘it all depends’. No, really it does! Just try to ask anyone an interview question But also because I wrote an awesome chapter for a book on railway technology that has ‘Qualitative Research Rules‘ as a catchy double entendre title.
I actually don’t play a game of my science is better than your science. It’s all about being fit for purpose, which is exactly what you need to convey about your methodology and the choices you made as a researcher. I don’t care as much about what you did, but why you did it. That helps me decide if you made reasonable decisions.