Qualitative Research Methods

Course Number: 
MGT 721
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This course is designed to develop the doctoral student’s knowledge about a range of qualitative research approaches currently used to conduct management research. Methodological readings authored by social scientists and management researchers on ontological and epistemological assumptions underlying positivist, interpretive, and critical approaches will be examined. Empirical research published in leading journals using case study, action research, ethnography, grounded theory, and other methods will be assessed based on established criteria with the goal of preparing students to conduct and evaluate qualitative research. Students will acquire skills in qualitative research design, data generation, and data analysis techniques through readings, written critiques, and seminar discussions, as well as participation in a qualitative research study.

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