The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods provides a state-of - the art overview of qualitative research methods in the business and management field. Bringing together a team of leading international researchers, the chapters offer a comprehensive overview of the history and traditions that underpin qualitative research in the field. The chapters in this volume have been arranged into four thematic parts: Part One: Influential Traditions underpinning qualitative research: positivism, interpretivism, pragmatism, constructionism, critical, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, postcolonialism, critical realism, mixed methods, grounded theory, feminist and indigenous approaches. Part Two: Research Designs: ethnography, field research, action research, case studies, process and practice methodologies. Part Three: The Researcher: positionality, reflexivity, ethics, gender and intersectionality, writing from the body, and achieving critical distance. Part Four: Challenges: research design, access and departure, choosing participants, research across boundaries, writing for different audiences, ethics in international research, digital ethics, and publishing qualitative research.
Chapter 30: Conducting and Publishing Rigorous Qualitative Research
Conducting and Publishing Rigorous Qualitative Research
What constitutes ‘qualitative rigor’ and how do scholars attempt to achieve it within their research approaches? With the growth of qualitative studies in research on management and organization, this twofold question has received increasing attention over the years. Unlike much quantitative research, qualitative efforts often lack structured guidance or standardized ‘templates’ that prescribe consensus conventions for data collection and analysis (Pratt, 2008). This was well illustrated when ...