INTERPRETIVISM AND THE PURSUIT OF RESEARCH LEGITIMISATION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SINGLE CASE DESIGN.

Kelliher, Felicity (2005) INTERPRETIVISM AND THE PURSUIT OF RESEARCH LEGITIMISATION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SINGLE CASE DESIGN. The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methodology, 3 (2). pp. 123-132. ISSN 1477-7029

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Abstract

While interpretive research is recognized for its value in providing contextual depth, results are often criticized in terms of validity, reliability and generalizability, referred to collectively as research legitimisation. This paper explores the criticisms levied on interpretive case studies and presents a research design that seeks to address these criticisms. The paper describes the research template developed by the author and applies it to a longitudinal case study carried out on a micro firm in the Republic of Ireland. Following some detailed evaluation and analysis the author concludes that legitimisation of an interpretative case study is improved when an integrative approach involving the combination of specific research techniques to relevant and appropriate standards is adopted.

Item Type: Article
Departments or Groups: RIKON (Research in Inovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks)
Divisions: School of Business
School of Business > Department of Management and Organization
Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 11:34
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 13:21
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1293

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