What is the Point of Method Sections?

Nick Butler, Sverre Spoelstra*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstract

There are plenty of books and articles on research methods, but few discuss the nature and purpose of method sections in academic journals. Based on interviews with critical and interpretivist researchers, this short paper examines the nature and purpose of method sections in management and organization studies. We show how researchers make sense of, and struggle with, positivist expectations about the form and content of method sections. Ultimately, we call for greater openness about what method sections might look like and ask whether all academic articles need method sections.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftOrganization
Vol/bind30
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)1266-1272
Antal sider7
ISSN1350-5084
DOI
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2023

Bibliografisk note

Published online: 27 June 2023.

Emneord

  • Academic publishing
  • Critical management studies
  • Methodology
  • Interpretivism
  • Qualitative research
  • Transparency

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