Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research is an excellent resource for students and researchers in the areas of organization studies, management research and organizational psychology, bringing together in one volume the range of methods available for undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis.
The volume includes 30 chapters, each focusing on a specific technique. The chapters cover traditional research methods, analysis techniques, and interventions as well as the latest developments in the field. Each chapter reviews how the method has been used in organizational research, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using the method, and presents a case study example of the method in use. A list of further reading is supplied for those requiring additional information about a given method.
The comprehensive and accessible nature of this collection will make it an essential and lasting handbook for researchers and students studying organizations.
Chapter 2: Using Interviews in Qualitative Research
Using Interviews in Qualitative Research
The interview remains the most common method of data gathering in qualitative research, employed in various forms by every main theoretical and methodological approach within qualitative applied psychology. As such, it is impossible to provide a comprehensive account of the method within one relatively short chapter. Rather, my aim is to give an introduction to the variety of forms of qualitative research interview (and the assumptions that underly their use), before providing practical guidance on how to design and carry out a study using this method. The recommended texts detailed at the end should help readers deepen their knowledge of those aspects of the method of most relevance to their own work.
Types of Research Interview and ...