Welcome: Benchmarking Good Practice in Qualitative Managment Research  

This is a two year funded study, based in the UK, investigating the use and evaluation of qualitative research methods in management research. The project is part of a larger Research Methods Programme being funded by the ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council), which focuses specifically on extending and improving research methods in the research and practitioner communities. Click here for further details. 

Objectives

The research outlined in this report is part of a larger project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Research Methods Programme, entitled “Benchmarking Good Practice in Qualitative Management Research” (Grant NoH33250006). The overall aim of the larger research project is to enhance good practice in the use of qualitative methods in management research. To achieve this aim, our objectives are to: • Conduct a systematic investigation into current perceptions of qualitative methods in management research, including perceived barriers to their use; • Identify perceptions of good practice in conducting qualitative management research; • Identify current assessment criteria for qualitative management research; • Ascertain perceptions of skill deficits in this area and the factors viewed as contributing to these deficits; • Develop appropriate assessment criteria for qualitative management research which take into account different epistemological commitments; • Develop materials and training workshops to encourage informed and reflexive practice in qualitative management research.

Authors

Catherine Cassell, University of Sheffield, Gillian Symon, Birkbeck College, Phil Johnson, Sheffield Hallam University

Original Project

The overall aim is to enhance good practice in the use of qualitative methods in management and organizational research. Click here to view an introductory presentation. 

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Classification

Descriptive Research :: Comparative Research :: Behavioural Research :: Discourse Analysis :: Content Analysis ::

ReStoration date

This web resource has been restored on:2011-09-10

Last updated:

This web resource has been updated on:2012-05-29