Qualitative methodology

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Sage, 1979 - Philosophy - 272 pages
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The classic sellout issue of Administrative Science Quarterly (December 1979) on qualitative methodology is updated and available again for your classes and research. John Van Maanen's pioneering selections opened a provocative continuing debate on the premises and utility of qualitative research: how it can benefit our understanding of organizations, how to answer research questions through interpretive methods, and how to resolve the often tense relationship between qualitative and quantitative approaches. Featuring a new epilogue by the editor, which brings readers up to date on developments since the original publication appeared, Qualitative Methodology is an invaluable tool for students and professionals in organizational research, ethnography, administration, and social scientific methods. "The first group of chapters offers a number of useful insights on how one might enrich the formative or first, investigatory stages of research, while still retaining control of one's impressions and materials. . . . There are many good things in the second section. . . . Of the final set of chapters, the one by Gerald Salancik, 'Field Stimulations for Organizational Behavior Research,' is perhaps most original and, indeed, stimulating. . . . The book is worth reading, even twice. All the chapters are tightly written and comprehensible." --Canadian Public Administration

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Van Maanen is Professor of Organization Studies in the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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