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 8: The Twenty Statements Test
The Twenty Statements Test
I am an independent-minded person; I am committed to personal improvement; I am competitive; I am gentle; I am good at many things, brilliant at none; I am an entrepreneur; I am inconsistent; I am enthusiastic; I am not very gregarious; I am deceptive in business dealings; I am fair; I am intolerant of superiors; I am a risk taker; I am excited by personal business; I am not motivated by a career pattern; I am a planner; I am not materialistic; I am a sportsman; I am easy to get on with; I am a family orientated person.
These are the 20 self-identifying statements made by one of our respondents – rich data indeed. Viewed holistically, ...