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Author Edinger, Suzanne K., author

Title Political and ethical challenges in action : collecting interview and social network data from an organizational field site / Suzanne K. Edinger
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary In this case study, I describe political and ethical challenges my research team and I encountered when collecting data from an organizational field site. Our research objective involved understanding factors that promote or inhibit individual and team creative performance. To accomplish this objective, we designed a study necessitating the collection of interviews, social networks, and survey data. I describe the methodological choices made when designing our study, how we gained access to the organization, and the organization’s interest in utilizing our study to assess its organizational culture. I then describe, in detail, the process of collecting interview and survey data, as well as several issues encountered and their resolution. I also discuss the problematic interactions between the research team and the organization throughout the data collection process. I conclude by articulating the lessons learned during this yearlong research project
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Research teams -- Case studies
Research -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Case studies
Social networks -- Case studies
Social sciences -- Fieldwork -- Case studies
Research teams.
Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social networks.
Social sciences -- Fieldwork.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526495511