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Introduction: In Search of Innovative Pathways and Methods in Qualitative Research

ByKimberly D. Elsbach, Roderick M. Kramer

Together, then, our own experiences, along with the findings of Bartunek, Rynes, and Ireland, led us to wonder about the use of qualitative methods to produce such an overrepresentation of stimulating and thought-provoking papers. In particular, we were interested in learning more about how

purveyors of qualitative methods used innovative approaches to data collection, design, analysis, and interpretation on the way to their discoveries.