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Webinar: A Bricolage Approach to Conducting Trustworthy Qualitative Research

  • 1.  Webinar: A Bricolage Approach to Conducting Trustworthy Qualitative Research

    Posted 11-08-2021 00:43

    A Bricolage Approach to Conducting Trustworthy Qualitative Research

    Speaker: Prof. Michael G. ("Mike") Pratt (Boston College)

    Time: Thursday, 11 November at 10am (Eastern) / 3pm (London) / 8.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).

    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link.

    Although the rising popularity of methodological templates has yielded an increasing interest in qualitative research, especially for those new to these methods, the misuse of methodological templates can diminish the quality of research. As an alternative, I will discuss methodological bricolage, an approach I developed with Scott Sonenshein and Martha Feldman, as an organizing metaphor for how to do qualitative methods. Methodological bricolage involves the combining of analytic moves for the purpose of solving a problem or problems tailored to one's own research project.  Our approach also focuses on an alternative way of looking at the trustworthiness in qualitative research – a very contested and timely topic today.  In addition to discussing some of the costs and benefits of this approach, I will discuss the broader issue of publishing qualitative research in top-tier journals as time and interest permits.

    Recommended readings [Note: the first three readings will provide an overview of how I think about writing and publishing qualitative research. The last three readings are more source material.]:

    • Pratt, M.G., Sonenshein, S. & Feldman, M. S. 2020. Moving Beyond Templates: A Bricolage Approach to Conducting Trustworthy Qualitative Research. To appear in Organizational Research Methods.
    • Pratt, M.G., Kaplan, S. & Whittington, R. 2020. Editorial Essay: The Tumult over Transparency: Decoupling Transparency from Replication in Establishing Trustworthy Qualitative Research. Administrative Science Quarterly, 65(1): 1-19.
    • Pratt, M.G. Fitting Oval Pegs into Round Holes: Tensions in Evaluating and Publishing Qualitative Research in Top-Tier North American journals. Organizational Research Methods, 11 (3): 481-509.
    • Langley, A., & Abdallah, C. 2011. Templates and turns in qualitative studies of strategy and management. Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, 6, 105-140.
    • Gioia, D. A., Corley, K. G., & Hamilton, A. L. 2013. Seeking qualitative rigor in inductive research: Notes on the Gioia methodology. Organizational Research Methods, 16(1), 15-31.
    • Eisenhardt, Kathleen M. 2021. "What is the Eisenhardt Method, really?" Strategic Organization19(1): 147-160.

    About the speaker

    Michael G. Pratt (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is an Academy of Management Fellow and the O'Connor Family Professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His recent research focuses on identity processes, meaningful work, trust in organizations, as well as on the writing, evaluating, and publishing of qualitative research. He is currently an associate editor at the Administrative Science Quarterly, and was the inaugural qualitative editor at the Academy of Management Journal.

    For queries, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Cranfield School of Management