Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present a piece of empirical work that investigates the current role and status of qualitative research within the management field. Design/methodology/approach - The research is based on 45 in-depth qualitative interviews with members of a range of different stakeholder groups, including: journal editors; qualitative researchers; Doctoral Programme Leaders; practitioners; and those who fund qualitative management research. Findings - The findings suggest that there is considerable variety in definitions of qualitative research; that there are still a number of issues surrounding the status and credibility of qualitative research within the field; and there is a need for greater access to researcher training in this area. Practical implications - The paper is of practical interest to qualitative researchers in that it details some of the issues surrounding publishing qualitative work. Originality/value - The paper presents original empirical work in this field.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- Management research
- Qualitative methods
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Management Science and Operations Research