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dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Keithen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Robinen_US
dc.contributor.editorMarian Baird, Rae Cooper and Mark Westcotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:16:14Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:16:14Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2007-03-21T21:21:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/2876
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the difficulties encountered by researchers while trying to acquire an 'emic' or insider's view of an organisation. It argues that smokers, because of their social outcast status, and their need to step outside for a cigarette, provide researchers with the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the operations of the firm. It is well-established that participant and non-participant ethnographic research provides an opportunity to investigate workplaces beyond the scope of workplace questionnaires and interviews. Through data collected across three separate research projects, this paper argues that smokers, as social outcasts in the workplace, present an opportunity to collect a wealth of important research data.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAssociation of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.publisher.placeSydneyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAIRAANZ 05: 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & N.Zen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleReworking Work: AIRAANZ 05 - Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand - Volume 1. Refereed Papersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2005-02-09en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2005-02-11en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSydneyen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode359999en_US
dc.titleWhere there’s Smoke, there’s Fire: The Targeted Selection of Informants within Organisational Researchen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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