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Written for the researcher who desires to inquire into organizational lifestyles in an inventive means, this cutting edge publication equips readers with the instruments to collect and research info utilizing tales, poetry, paintings, and theatre. rules are substantiated by way of connection with acceptable idea and all through readers are inspired to mirror seriously at the technique they've got selected and to be alert to moral concerns. Revealing case experiences exhibit how the study ways coated within the publication paintings in perform.

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We will consider two of these here – feminist research and participatory action research. Thus, Olesen (1998) argued, for example, that the question of voice, and the nature of the accounts that research participants can or do give about their experiences, are a major focus of concern to feminist researchers. She argues that, for some feminist researchers the main methodological question concerns ‘how voices of participants are to be heard, with what authority, and in what form’ (1998, p. 318).

What forms of possible resistance to the use of creative research methods might the organizational and management researcher meet when seeking access to undertake a study? 2. Why might the use of creative methods sit uneasily within a positivist/scientific research paradigm? 3. What is the case against using creative methods in organization and management research? 4. Why is a collaborative relationship between the researcher and the research participant one that is likely to be fruitful for experimentation with different methods of inquiry?

Taking the last of these factors, Punch (1998) discusses how the race and/or gender of the researcher may preclude or open up access to research sites. On the one hand, he gives an account of a female researcher who failed to get into a masculine world (the policemen’s locker room is cited). Similarly, another white, female, educated outsider found that her identity made it difficult to develop rapport and trust with research participants. On the other hand, Punch suggests (p. 165) a young student may be seen as less of a ‘threat’ than an older researcher.

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