The Craft of Writing Qualitative Papers: Four Times Five Simple Rules
Speaker: Prof. Stine Grodal (Northeastern University)
Time: Thursday, 9th of June at 9am (Eastern) / 2pm (London) / 6.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (incl. Q&A).
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Do you find it hard to write a paper based on qualitative data? Do you get lost in data analyses and struggle to articulate your theoretical contribution? This talk is going to focus on the craft of writing qualitative papers. I will provide hands-on practical advice which will be structured around simple rules that I use to keep my data analyses and theorizing on track from the beginning to the end of the research process. I will discuss five simple rules in each of the following four domains: 1) The process of qualitative research, 2) creating theoretical models, 3) framing qualitative papers, and 4) writing-up qualitative research. The aim of this talk is to provide you with a set of easy-to-use tools which will help you parse through seemly muddy rivers to identify golden nuggets of theoretical insight from your data.
- Golden-Biddle, K., & Locke, K. (2006). Composing Qualitative Research. Sage Publications.
- Grodal, S., Anteby, M., & Holm, A. L. (2021). Achieving rigor in qualitative analysis: The role of active categorization in theory building. Academy of Management Review, 46(3), 591-612.
- Kahl, S. J., & Grodal, S. (2016). Discursive strategies and radical technological change: Multilevel discourse analysis of the early computer (1947–1958). Strategic Management Journal, 37(1), 149-166.
- Langley, A. (1999). Strategies for theorizing from process data. Academy of Management Review, 24(4), 691-710.
- Pratt, M. G. (2009). From the editors: For the lack of a boilerplate: Tips on writing up (and reviewing) qualitative research.Academy of Management Journal, 52(5), 856-862
About the speaker
Stine Grodal is Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business in the department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Her research examines the emergence and evolution of markets and industries. She is especially interested in how firms can shape and exploit the socio-cognitive elements of markets. She is known for her expertise in qualitative research methods. She uses interviews, ethnography, and archival research, which she combines with quantitative analyses and online experiments when appropriate.
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