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 22: Using Data Matrices
Using Data Matrices
Data matrices are a way of displaying qualitative data in a format where they are readily accessible for the process of interpretation. Although the main purpose of matrices is as a way of presenting various types of data, they can also be used as part of the qualitative data analysis process. Matrices derive from the work of Miles and Huberman and their uses are outlined in detail in Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook (1994). In this chapter we will firstly describe what a matrix is and then outline some of the ways in which matrices can be used. We will then provide a case example from the first author's own research and conclude by evaluating some of ...