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Title: Studying large organizations and elites: limits and challenges of fieldwork
Authors: Barroso, M.
Santos, S.
Keywords: Large organisations
Elites
Qualitative methods
Interviews
Fieldwork
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Fabrizio Serra Editore
Abstract: In this article, we analyse some of the methodological challenges that social scientists face when studying large organisations and elites. Based in our own experience using qualitative research methods in this field of study, we propose a reflexion on the most common obstacles and limitations regarding fieldwork, data collection, interviewing and data analysis. Apart from presenting the particularities of large organisations and elites as research objects, and to discuss concrete strategies to access the field and to collect data, we reflect on qualitative interviews as complex processes of interaction, exploring gender and power relations as central dimensions when undertaking research. With this article we intent to stimulate debate on the pivotal role of the researcher in the research process and on the importance of adopting a reflexive perspective in all stages of research.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/15003
DOI: 10.19272/201701203003
ISSN: 0011-1546
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-37856
Appears in Collections:CIES-RI - Artigos em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

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