Use the Methods Map to browse the resources in SAGE Research Methods. Learn how methods are related and find definitions of key terms.
Conducting an Organizational Ethnography: Researching Links Between Concepts of Workplace Bullying and Organizational PracticesAbstract:
This case study is an example of organizational qualitative research in action. In 2013, I began the methodological journey for my PhD to study the link between how violence (in particular bullying) is constructed on an everyday basis by organizational members and organizational practices developed and implemented to counter and respond to forms of violen... Read More
The use of visual methods in social science research has become popular, and creative techniques are widely recognised as having the potential to evoke more nuanced understanding of the ways in which other people experience their worlds. This ‘methods in action’ case focuses on the visual data production techniques of photo-elicitation, mappin... Read More
This case provides insight into a content analysis of press articles on juvenile delinquency during a climate of intense debate which was also triggered by state election campaigns. It combines quantitative and qualitative elements and gives the reader an idea of how to approach content analysis and its challenges. This research methods case approaches my... Read More
Using Diaries and Photo Elicitation in Phenomenological Research: Studying Everyday Practices of Belonging in PlaceAbstract:
My PhD study of belonging in place took a phenomenological approach supported by a variety of qualitative methods: specifically narrative life history interviews, written and photo diaries and photo-elicitation interviews. Researching something as intangible as belonging is difficult and I wanted to evaluate the practices people undertake which demonstrat... Read More