Grounded approaches to research

P.C. Hibbert

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    Participatory, interpretive research can be a useful means of developing rich, context-sensitive theory in management and organizational research studies. However, it is also fraught with tensions, for example: the balance between presenting and representing data; the compromise between revealing local theory and constructing generalized conceptualizations; and deciding whether - and how - the role of the reseacher is to be made for explicit or neturalized in such conceptualizations. In this paper I explore tensions in the grounding, interpreting and explicating processes of participatory interpetive research and describe a particular, partial ethnographic approach to responding to them, to illustrate some possible compromises and partial responses to such tensions
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2008
    EventManagement PhD Colloquim - Glasgow University
    Duration: 3 Oct 2008 → …


    ConferenceManagement PhD Colloquim
    CityGlasgow University
    Period3/10/08 → …


    • participation
    • ethnography
    • interpretive research


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