Presenting Findings from Qualitative Research: One Size Does Not Fit All!
Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Forthcoming
Posted: 7 Dec 2019
Date Written: April 11, 2019
In this chapter, the authors explore the state of our field in terms of ways to present qualitative findings. The authors analyze all articles based on qualitative research methods published in the Academy of Management Journal from 2010 to 2017 and supplement this by informally surveying colleagues about their “favorite” qualitative authors. As a result, the authors identify five ways of presenting qualitative findings in research articles. The authors suggest that each approach has advantages as well as limitations, and that the type of data and theorizing is an important consideration in determining the most appropriate approach for the presentation of findings. The authors hope that by identifying these approaches, they enrich the way authors, reviewers, and editors approach the presentation of qualitative findings.
Keywords: qualitative research, interpretive research, findings presentation, templates, vignettes, writing
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