Qualitative Research Design

Author: Joseph A. Maxwell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452285837
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Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Joseph A. Maxwell shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises. "This book uses everyday language that will captivate students' attention and embed practical knowledge to supplement the technical." —Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma "The key strengths of the text are the passion and the enthusiasm that Dr. Maxwell has for qualitative research after all these years. I feel I can also utilize these concepts on my own research team and take them out of the classroom and into research team meetings with colleagues." —Deborah Gioia, University of Maryland, Baltimore "I really liked this book. I found myself taking notes and saying "yes" so many times because Maxwell captures the research process so well and provides many points worth quoting. As a faculty mentor, I particularly see the value of this book for my students who are conducting qualitative dissertations." —Mary S. Enright, Capella University "The text is incredibly engaging and practical...So many of the issues raised in the book are central to qualitative research, yet often not explicitly discussed in 'public' venues." - David Carlone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro "I particularly like the interactive focus and believe that helps students to more realistically engage qualitative research design. It certainly lives up to its billing as a good guidebook, and I appreciate the fact that the author really concentrates on useful content, exercises, insights, and examples, and leaves extensive theory discussions to others." - Sharon L. Caudle, Texas A & M University

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship

Author: Helle Neergaard
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847204384
Format: PDF, Kindle
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. . . the Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship is an important contribution to the field, and should be referenced in any paper using qualitative methodologies to investigate the entrepreneurial phenomenon. Craig S. Galbraith, Journal of Enterprising Communities There is no hiding behind the ramparts of dry scholarship here. The credibility of the theory being spoken of is not the stuff of constructed proofs, but alignments of critical insight and utility. This is where qualitative work can make a difference to the field, and where this book makes its mark. Robin Holt, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research The Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship is an unusually solid and multifaceted book on what qualitative methods have done, are doing and will do in entrepreneurship research. Every serious entrepreneurship scholar should read it. It points at the future! Björn Bjerke, University of Kalmar, Sweden I would warmly recommend this unique collection of qualitative methods of entrepreneurship research to both mature and beginning researchers as a menu to choose from for their planned empirical studies. For those who try to get away from only quantitative studies in both business practice and academic research, this book is their chance to find a rich inspiration in reflecting on entrepreneurship as a lived experience using grounded theory and ethnographic, discourse and narrative approaches. It might convince editors of top journals of entrepreneurship research to welcome qualitative research submissions as an indispensable complement to quantitative only submissions. This domain is not physics. In bringing together such a variety of experts from so many nationalities in this Handbook, our Danish colleagues are making entrepreneurship research a realistic global venture. Jan Ulijn, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Helle Neergaard and John Parm Ulhøi have compiled a remarkable collection of work that both represents the range of methods and demonstrates the depth of insight that can be achieved through qualitative approaches. This book is not simply a handbook of qualitative research methods, though it well achieves this aim, it is also an important contribution towards the field of entrepreneurship research. From the Foreword by Sara Carter This expansive and practical Handbook introduces the methods currently used to increase the understanding of the usefulness and versatility of a systematic approach to qualitative research in entrepreneurship. It fills a crucial gap in the literature on entrepreneurship theory, and, just as importantly, illustrates how these principles and techniques can be appropriately and fruitfully employed. The Handbook is underpinned by the belief that qualitative research has the potential to charter hitherto unexplored waters in the field of entrepreneurship and thus contribute significantly to its further advancement. The contributors seek to assist entrepreneurship researchers in making more informed choices and designing more rigorous and sophisticated studies. They achieve this by providing concrete examples of research experiences and tangible how to advice. By clarifying what these research methods entail, how they are currently being used and how they can be evaluated, this Handbook constitutes a comprehensive and highly accessible methodological toolbox. Dealing with both well-accepted qualitative approaches and lesser-known, rarer and more novel approaches to the study of entrepreneurship, this Handbook will be invaluable to those studying, researching and teaching entrepreneurship.

Karrierewege im Berufsfeld Investor Relations

Author: Martina Maas
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 3957103258
Format: PDF
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Karriereverläufe im Managementbereich sind bis heute ein wenig untersuchtes Forschungsfeld. Aus diesem Grund beschäftigt sich diese Arbeit mit den Karriereverläufen im Berufsfeld Investor Relations. Hierbei handelt es sich um ein relativ neues Berufsfeld in Deutschland, das erst um die Jahrtausendwende entstanden ist. Zum Aufgabenfeld Investor Relations gehören die direkte Kommunikation mit Analysten und Investoren, die Erstellung von Publikationen wie dem Geschäftsbericht und die Organisation und Durchführung der Hauptversammlung. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit liegt in der Exploration dieser Karriereverläufe. Zur Untersuchung wird ein Mixed-Methods-Design (sequenzielles Drei-Phasen-Design) verwendet, wobei die Analyse einem forschungspragmatischen Ansatz folgt, sodass die Daten flexibel in Abhängigkeit von der Forschungsfrage ausgewertet werden. Als wichtige Einflussfaktoren für die Karriere konnten die individuellen Handlungskompetenzen, das Sozialkapital, die Unternehmensstruktur und -akteure und die Professionalisierung des Berufsfeldes identifiziert werden. Dr. Martina Maas, geb. 1983, studierte an der Universität Duisburg-Essen Sozialwissenschaften mit der Studienrichtung Soziologie und dem Wahlpflichtfach Psychologie. Danach arbeitete sie als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Universität Hamburg am Fachbereich Sozialökonomie. Seit 2016 ist sie wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Personal und Arbeit an der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg.

Qualitative Research Methods

Author: Monique Hennink
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446201546
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Lecturers, click here to request an e-inspection copy of this text Qualitative Research Methods is based on the authors' highly successful multidisciplinary qualitative methods workshops, which have been conducted for over a decade. In this book the authors propose a 'qualitative research cycle' that leads students through the selection of appropriate methods, the collection of data and the transformation of findings into a finished project. It provides a clear explanation of the nature of qualitative research and its key concepts. Topics covered include: o formulating qualitative research questions o ethical issues o in-depth interviews o focus group discussions o observation o coding o data analysis o writing up qualitative research This text is ideal for any students taking a qualitative methods course or producing a qualitative research project at undergraduate or graduate level. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and field examples from a range of international contexts. The practical techniques are also accompanied by the author's own research tools including interview guides, real coded data and comprehensive research checklists.

Proposals That Work

Author: Lawrence F. Locke
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452216851
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Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.

Weltenspringer Band 2 Die gestohlenen Kapitel

Author: James Riley
Publisher: Planet!
ISBN: 3522653319
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Nichts ist abgefahrener, als in Bücher zu springen! Eigentlich hatte Owen nach seinen haarsträubenden Erlebnissen in der Welt der Kiel-Gnomenfuß-Bücher fürs Erste genug von Abenteuern – bis Owen und Kiel in der brennenden Bibliothek von Owens Mutter aufwachen, ohne jede Erinnerung, wie sie dorthin gekommen sind. Und schlimmer noch: Bethany wurde entführt, und den beiden bleibt nur wenig Zeit, sie wiederzufinden, bevor etwas Fürchterliches passiert. Der einzige Hinweis ist eine Gestalt mit Fragezeichenmaske, die sich als fieser Nachfahre von Sherlock Holmes ausgibt. Jetzt ist Owens detektivisches Geschick gefragt – doch damit ist es leider nicht weit her ... Der spannende zweite Teil der "Weltenspringer"-Saga

Grounded theory

Author: Anselm L. Strauss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783621272650
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Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.

Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110354616
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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

Advances in mixed method evaluation

Author: Jennifer C. Greene
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787998226
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Evaluation theory and practice today are characteristically pluralistic, embracing diverse perspectives, methods, data, and values within and across studies that aim to generate more insightful and meaningful evaluative claims. This volume seeks to strengthen the promise of pluralistic evaluation by advancing an enhanced conceptual framework for planning and implementing mixed-method evaluation studies. Previous mixed-method work has concentrated on the technical level of method, focusing on combining qualitative and quantitative methods within one evaluation study. The present mixed-method volume addresses the philosophical level of paradigm, analyzing the challenges of combining in one study different, even conflicting, assumptions about the nature of social phenomena and our claims to know them. The volume argues for a shift in the mixed-method conversation. The shift would be away from a preoccupation with explicit assumptive differences among paradigms, such as objectivity-subjectivity and realism-relativism, and toward other characteristics of social inquiry traditions. Such characteristics define these traditions in important ways but are not logically irreconcilable. The significant advance here is to redirect the bases for mixing methods away from what may well be incommensurable philosophical assumptions and toward other inquiry characteristics that can more productively share a common analytic space. Through analysis of illustrative cases, this volume presents an array of conceptual and practical ideas for promising mixed-method inquiry directions. This is the 74th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Evaluation.

Grounded theory

Author: Barney G. Glaser
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783456849065
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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.