The objectives of this seminar are to help students understand and apply the methods of qualitative research to investigate business problems. The course will combine substantive materials on various topics (see below) with analysis of published research using these various qualitative research methods in business settings. As the course is designed to be a primer on these methods, it will start from the very basics.
The major assignment for the course is a 10-15 page research proposal using qualitative research methods, which is due on Monday, December 10.
- David Silverman, Doing Qualitative Research, Fifth Edition, 2018, Sage Publications: London, UK
- Robert K. Yin, Case Study Research, Design and Methods, Third Edition, 2002 Sage Publications: London, UK
- A notebook that you will use over the semester as a research diary (see Chapter 2 of Silverman).
All articles and lecture notes can be found in the dropbox folder titled “Qualitative Research Methods,” to which all students will be invited. All materials will be available 1 week prior to the class.
Students are to submit all written assignments to the dropbox folder prior to the start of class, in the appropriate sub-folder for that assignment.