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dc.contributor.authorLoudoun, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Keith
dc.contributor.editorKeith Townsend, Rebecca Loudoun, David Lewin
dc.description.abstractThis chapter details an innovative research methods approach to measuring change in experiences at work over multiple time periods and worksites. Using a recent research project in a large public sector organisation we describe a longitudinal study where baseline qualitative, interview data were “anchored” in such a way that subsequent changes in responses could be tracked over time at an individual and an aggregate level. While qualitative research is generally considered the superior option for exploring “how” rather than “how many” questions, and for understanding phenomena from the perspectives of those being studied (Pratt, 2009), deliberate strategies need to be used when trying to evaluate changes in people’s experiences over time. Significant technological developments have occurred, with digital recorders, ubiquitous desktop and notebook computers, transcription or voice recognition software, computer-aided qualitative data analysis software (for example, NVivo) all becoming readily available to support the qualitative researcher. Despite this, qualitative research does not lend itself naturally to easy comparison over different time periods.en_US
dc.publisherEdward Elgar Publishing Limiteden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleHandbook of Qualitative Research Methods on Human Resource Management: Innovative Techniquesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.titleAnchoring qualitative methods for longitudinal studiesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
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gro.griffith.authorLoudoun, Rebecca J.
gro.griffith.authorTownsend, Keith J.

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