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Qualitative Methods in Business Research 2ed

by Paivi Eriksson and Anne Kovalainen SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9781446273395
Format:
Pbk 376 pages
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This pragmatic, applied textbook showcases the potential and impact of qualitative research in business and management. Using case studies and a global approach it provides you with an overview of the philosophies, methodologies and methods you will need to research in this field.

Demystifying the whole process, it walks you through every aspect of conducting and using research in business, including generating questions, collecting useful data, evaluating the research and disseminating your findings.

It also: explores the challenges of working with qualitative data;
introduces qualitative methods including interviews, focus groups & ethnography.

New to the 2nd edition: the role of digital tools and social media, and how you can use them for data collection; new chapters on qualitative content analysis, visual research and publishing research.

PART 1: THE BUSINESS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Research Philosophy
Chapter 3: Research Design and Process
Chapter 4: Research Questions and Literature Review
Chapter 5: Access and Relationships
Chapter 6: Ethics in Research
PART 2: WORKING WITH QUALITATIVE DATA
Chapter 7: Introduction to Qualitative Data
Chapter 8: Interviews and Observations
Chapter 9: Digital Data
Chapter 10: Qualitative Content Analysis
PART 3: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH APPROACHES
Chapter 11: Case Study Research
Chapter 12: Ethnographic Research
Chapter 13: Action Research
Chapter 14: Focus Group Research
Chapter 15: Grounded Theory Research
Chapter 16: Narrative Research
Chapter 17: Discourse Theoretical Research
Chapter 18: Critical Research
Chapter 19: Feminist Research
Chapter 20: Visual Research
PART 4: WRITING, EVALUATING AND PUBLISHING
Chapter 21: Writing Process
Chapter 22: Evaluation
Chapter 23: Publishing
Chapter 24: Breaking the Boundaries

Comprehensive, current and compelling, a winning combination for any research student or practitioner interested in increasing his/her knowledge about qualitative methods as they apply to business research

Paivi Eriksson
Anne Kovalainen - Turku School of Economics, Finland