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Mon 5 Nov, Mon 12 Nov, Mon 19 Nov 2018
09:00 - 11:00
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Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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Researching Organisations

Mon 5 Nov, Mon 12 Nov, Mon 19 Nov 2018

Description

This course provides an introduction to some of the methodological issues involved in researching organisations. Drawing on examples of studies carried out in a wide range of different types of organisation, the aim will be to explore practical strategies to overcome some of problems that are typically encountered in undertaking such studies.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 5 Nov 2018   09:00 - 11:00 09:00 - 11:00 Judge Business School, Keynes House (KH107) map Matthew Jones
2 Mon 12 Nov 2018   09:00 - 11:00 09:00 - 11:00 Room KH107 - Judge Business School map Matthew Jones
3 Mon 19 Nov 2018   09:00 - 11:00 09:00 - 11:00 Judge Business School, Keynes House (KH107) map Matthew Jones
Topics covered
  • Session 1: "Getting In" - types of organisations; the research process; gaining access
  • Session 2: "Getting on" - interviews and observation as sources of data; ethics in principle and in practice
  • Session 3: "Getting out" - reporting; fulfilling the bargain; maintaining contact
Textbook(s)
  • Bryman, A. (1988) Doing Research in Organisations. London: Routledge
  • Garsten, C. & Nyqvist, A. (2013) Organisational Anthropology: Doing Ethnography in and among Complex Organisations. London: Pluto
  • Jones, M. (2014) Researching Organizations. London: Sage
Assessment

This module is not assessed

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Notes
  • The course is taught in the Judge Business School. If students are not familiar with the JBS building, the easiest way to find the rooms is to report to Reception in the JBS building and ask for directions.
  • There is no Moodle page for this module. Students must register in advance to gain access to course handouts. Contact the Course Administrator, Sofia La Corte (s.lacorte@jbs.cam.ac.uk)
Theme
Qualitative Methods

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