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Research Methods

Advice, guidance and sources of further information about qualitative and quantitative methods for research, including a guide to datasets for management research.

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The importance of theory in social enterprise research

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The purpose of this article is to review the importance of theory in social enterprise research.

'Pushed beyond my comfort zone': conducting qualitative research for the first time

Despite the extensive use of qualitative research methods in the management field, there has been little empirical attention to the issue of how we learn to do qualitative research.

Neuroscience tools in management research: extending organizational research to new questions

 Availability of low cost alternatives such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), that are portable to field settings, has brought us to the doorstep of applicability of neuroscience tools to organizational research.

The prevalence and implications of differing research methodology conceptions among business and management academics

This full paper from the Research Methodology track of BAM 2013 examines the extent to which differing conceptions regarding research methodology are held by academics involved in its teaching.

Discovering the value in using Leximancer for complex qualitative data analysis

Advocates of qualitative research are often challenged to justify their choice.

The crisis in management scholarship: is design science a way out?

Management scholarship is currently facing a legitimacy crisis, constituted by the substantial gap between academia and management practice, the absence of new theories and ways of thinking about organizations, and the inconvenient truth that MBA graduates have played critical roles in the global financial and economic crisis.

Reckoning the future: identity-by-numbers

The building of effective collaborative relationships relies on, amongst other things, the airing of our individual ideas: sharing what we mean and considering together what we each individually mean.

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