Generalizing from workplace ethnographies - from induction to theory
Edwards, P. K. (Paul K.) and Belanger, Jacques. (2008) Generalizing from workplace ethnographies - from induction to theory. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol.37 (No.3). pp. 291-313. ISSN 0891-2416Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0891241607309654
Two modes of generalizing from the large set of workplace ethnographies now in existence are compared. These are the results of the Workplace Ethnography (WE) data set and holistic modeling (HM) based on a more theoretically driven project. In the treatment of specific cases, there is impressive complementarity between the two. But the WE data fail to capture some key features of leading studies, because they do not treat cases holistically. They might also be developed by including studies not included to date. A more explicit theoretical approach offers some firmer grounds for generalizing, and new directions for comparative ethnographies arise.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Organizational behavior, Industrial relations, Qualitative research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Contemporary Ethnography|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Official Date:||June 2008|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 291-313|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
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