Qualitative Research Process Using Abductive Approach

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Ahmed Alrajeh

University of Dundee

Anne Fearfull

University of Dundee

Elizabeth Monk

University of Dundee

Date Written: November 6, 2012

Abstract

A less experienced PhD candidate needs a flexible form of research design to tell a story, since the understanding of the researcher is continually evolving, which leads the student to change the focus of the research and the methods of access to information.

A story is an argument that starts with the recent discussions in the literature and ends with an explanation of the way the study has changed these discussions. The middle part provides the evidence for the development of the case and the theoretical points that have brought about the change in the literature (Dubois and Gadde, 2002).

This poster shows the process of research adopted by Dubois and Gadde (2002). The investigator continually reviews his/her analytical framework by moving from empirical material to theory and then back again.

Keywords: Qualitative research, abductive approach, deductive approach, inductive approach

JEL Classification: M40, M49, C89

Suggested Citation

Alrajeh, Ahmed and Fearfull, Anne and Monk, Elizabeth, Qualitative Research Process Using Abductive Approach (November 6, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2276609 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2276609

Ahmed Alrajeh (Contact Author)

University of Dundee ( email )

Dundee, Scotland DD1 4HN
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://dundee.academia.edu/AhmedAlrajeh

Anne Fearfull

University of Dundee ( email )

Dundee, Scotland
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/business/staff/annefearfull/

Elizabeth Monk

University of Dundee ( email )

Dundee, Scotland
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/business/staff/lissamonk/

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