Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Current Challenges
Gillian Symon, Catherine Cassell
SAGE, Mar 26, 2012 - Social Science - 544 pages
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This comprehensive text brings together in one volume both consideration of the core methods available for undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis, and discussion of common challenges faced by all researchers in conducting qualitative research.
Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Common Challenges contains 27 chapters, each written by an expert in the area. The first part of the volume considers common challenges in the design and execution of qualitative research, examining key contemporary debates in each area as well as providing practical advice for those undertaking organizational research. The second part of the volume looks at contemporary uses of core qualitative methods in organizational research, outlining each method and illustrating practical application through empirical examples.
Written by internationally renowned experts in qualitative research methods, this text is an accessible and essential resource for students and researchers in the areas of organization studies, business and management research, and organizational psychology.
• Coverage of all the key topics in qualitative research
• Chapters written by experts drawing on their personal experiences of using methods
• Introductory chapters outlining the context for qualitative research and the philosophies which underpin it
Gillian Symon is Reader in Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.
Catherine Cassell is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Manchester Business School.
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4 Researching Your Own Organization
5 Reflexivity in Qualitative Research
6 Ethical Research Practice
7 Facilitating the Interaction Between Theory and Data in Qualitative Research Using CAQDAS
15 Focus Groups
16 Participatory Visual Methods
17 Participant Observation
Two Tales of Two Cities
19 Practising Organizational Ethnography
20 Case Studies in Organizational Research
21 Action Research
22 Using Documents in Organizational Research
8 Combining Qualitative Methods
9 Longitudinal Research and Analysis
10 Doing Qualitative Business and Management Research in International and Intercultural Contexts
Alternative Publishing Recipes for Qualitative Research
12 Assessing Qualitative Research
13 Teaching Qualitative Research in the Business School
PART II CORE METHODS OF QUALITATIVE INQUIRY IN ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH