Qualitative Organizational Research
Core Methods and Current Challenges
- Gillian Symon - Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
- Catherine Cassell - University of Birmingham, UK
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.
• 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.
The book addresses key issues and offers interesting insights and discussions. I find it less suitable for a first introduction into the fundamentals of qualitative research.
Clear, assessable, practical and covers a good range of topics.
Excellent overview of qualiative research methods. Ideal for doctoral students.
Very good book.
Starts off by providing a good explanation of philosophies.
Good description of the core methods of qualitative inquiry also provided.
I've used this book to gain a number of examples and assignments which I use during the class. It is a well written book
Excellent text for the qualitative researcher.
This book was extremely useful to supplement a current knowledge base specific to research methodology
easily read and understood text
It provides high quality and engaging practical examples of how to conduct qualitative research. The extent to which complex conceptual issues underlying the various forms of qualitative research have been handled is second to none.
An excellent insight into both conceptual and practical dimensions of qualitative research . A very readable text with some excellent contributors addressing the key stages in the research process and offering practical insights into research design, and implementation and answering some of the more common questions raised by research students .