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.

Ethical Research Practice

Ethical research practice
Robin Holt


Understanding how research effects and affects those it touches, and attending to the rights and wrongs of this influence and the possible harms or benefits that might accrue, has become an increasingly explicit, even formalized concern. As social science has matured so has awareness of ‘proper’ research conduct. Many social science researchers will now blanche, even recoil, when witnessing early studies such as psychologist Harry Harlow's investigation of the devastating emotional effects of prolonged isolation using rhesus monkeys held and observed in the provocatively titled ‘well of despair’. Similar reactions are evoked on reading about Laud Humphries’ ‘tearoom sex’ studies in which the sociologist gained the trust of homosexual men by posing as a ‘lookout’ for their trysts, ...

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