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.
Chapter 13: Teaching Qualitative Research in the Business School
Teaching Qualitative Research in the Business School
Anecdotally at least, we get the impression that being asked to teach qualitative research methods is something of a poisoned chalice for many academics in business schools. The subject is generally perceived as dry and boring, perhaps because it appears to be content-free, mechanical and rather abstract. Indeed we both got ‘landed’ with teaching qualitative methods as our first teaching responsibilities when we first became lecturers ourselves – perhaps because it was difficult to say no! Although there is a wealth of textbooks on qualitative research – both the conceptual ideas underpinning it as well as ‘how to do it’ in terms of methodologies (e.g. Bryman and Bell, 2007; ...