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Multilevel Discourse Analysis: A Structured Approach to Analyzing Longitudinal Data

BySteven J. Kahl, Stine Grodal

In order to address the growing theoretical interest in temporally unfolding organizational phenomena like the emergence of new organizational forms, the practice and process of organizing, formation of occupational identities, and organizational change, we need better methods for studying longitudinal data. Qualitative analysis of organizational phenomena has historically relied on analysis of interviews and ethnographic observations. Due to the necessity of the researcher to be present during the time of data collection, the temporal periods studied using these methods are restricted.