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 23: Preserving, Sharing and Reusing Data from Qualitative Research: Methods and Strategies
Preserving, Sharing and Reusing Data from Qualitative Research: Methods and Strategies
In this chapter we explore methodological, ethical and theoretical considerations relating to the secondary analysis of qualitative data. There is a well-established tradition in social science of secondary analysis of quantitative data, and there is no logical intellectual reason why this should not be so for qualitative data.
We start by exploring the ways in which data materials from qualitative research can be made available so as to make them useful for the secondary analyst. Here we discuss issues relating to the preparation of research data for subsequent reuse, touching on the conduct of fieldwork, the organization and documentation of data materials, ...