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.

Doing Template Analysis

Doing template analysis
Nigel King

What is Template Analysis?

One common feature of the many different types of qualitative research described in this and other books is that it produces extensive and complex textual data (and occasionally also visual data: see Vince and Warren, in this volume). How the researcher moves on from this to produce an understanding of the experiences captured in the texts depends on their choice of data analytical techniques. In this chapter, I will describe one such technique: template analysis (TA). I will outline the principles behind it and consider the circumstances in which it might be preferred to other well-known forms of qualitative data analysis. Through the use of an extended example from a real research project I will ...

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