May & Colleagues,
Thank you for the invitation to this interesting session! Given that the ASQ editorial to be discussed was written as a response to the following ope-access Strategic Management Journal article, I thought it would be useful to share given that this is the article that originated this ongoing and important conversation:Aguinis, H., & Solarino, A. M. 2019. Transparency and replicability in qualitative research: The case of interviews with elite informants. Strategic Management Journal, 40(8): 1291-1315. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/smj.3015The Abstract is below.
We used interviews with elite informants as a case study to illustrate the need to expand the discussion of transparency and replicability to qualitative methodology. An analysis of 52 articles published in Strategic Management Journal revealed that none of them were sufficiently transparent to allow for exact replication, empirical replication, or conceptual replication. We offer 12 transparency criteria, and behaviorally-anchored ratings scales to measure them, that can be used by authors as they plan and conduct qualitative research as well as by journal reviewers and editors when they evaluate the transparency of submitted manuscripts. We hope our article will serve as a catalyst for improving the degree of transparency and replicability of future qualitative research.
All the best,--Herman.