Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here This comprehensive text brings together in one volume both consideration of the core methods available for undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis, and discussion of common challenges faced by all researchers in conducting qualitative research. Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Common Challenges contains 27 chapters, each written by an expert in the area. The first part of the volume considers common challenges in the design and execution of qualitative research, examining key contemporary debates in each area as well as providing practical advice for those undertaking organizational research. The second part of the volume looks at contemporary uses of core qualitative methods in organizational research, outlining each method and illustrating practical application through empirical examples. Written by internationally renowned experts in qualitative research methods, this text is an accessible and essential resource for students and researchers in the areas of organization studies, business and management research, and organizational psychology. Key features: • Coverage of all the key topics in qualitative research • Chapters written by experts drawing on their personal experiences of using methods • Introductory chapters outlining the context for qualitative research and the philosophies which underpin it Gillian Symon is Reader in Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Catherine Cassell is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Manchester Business School.

Participatory Visual Methods

Participatory visual methods
Russ VinceSamantha Warren


This chapter discusses drawing and participant-led photography as approaches that explicitly involve research respondents in the co-creation of qualitative data. Through these examples we demonstrate the utility of employing visual methodologies in the investigation of organizational life. We begin with a brief overview of the development of visual studies in organizational research before discussing ways in which drawings and participant-led photography have been used in the field. This sets the scene for two examples from our own research. The first outlines how Russ used drawing as a method to generate emotional data about organizational change (Vince and Broussine, 1996) and the second describes Samantha's use of participant-led photography to produce data about the importance of personal space ...

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