Methodology for close up studies - struggling with closeness and closure

Alvesson, Mats (2003) Methodology for close up studies - struggling with closeness and closure. Higher Education, 46 2: 167-193. doi:10.1023/A:1024716513774

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Author Alvesson, Mats
Title Methodology for close up studies - struggling with closeness and closure
Journal name Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-1560
Publication date 2003-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1024716513774
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 46
Issue 2
Start page 167
End page 193
Total pages 27
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer
Language eng
Subject 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
1503 Business and Management
Abstract The paper critically reviews some themesand methods within qualitative research andargues for self-ethnography as an approach tostudy universities and other settings which theresearcher is highly familiar with, and hasdirect access to. Advantages and disadvantagesare discussed. In particular the strugglebetween utilizing closeness to empirically richsituations and avoid the closure following frombeing (staying) native is highlighted. Some ideas for self-ethnographic work inorganization studies are developed.
Keyword Ethnography
Higher education qualitative methodology
Organizational research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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