Workplace utilization of participative observation and in-depth interviewing

Glass, S, Djamaris, A, Priyanto, A and Jie, F 2012, 'Workplace utilization of participative observation and in-depth interviewing', in Brian Patrick Kennedy, Roslyn Cameron, Miquel Àngel Piera i Eroles, Michael K Fung (ed.) Proceedings of the 2012 SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research, Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 June, 2012, pp. 1-8.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Workplace utilization of participative observation and in-depth interviewing
Author(s) Glass, S
Djamaris, A
Priyanto, A
Jie, F
Year 2012
Conference name 2012 SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research
Conference location Bangkok, Thailand
Conference dates 7-9 June, 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2012 SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research
Editor(s) Brian Patrick Kennedy, Roslyn Cameron, Miquel Àngel Piera i Eroles, Michael K Fung
Publisher Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research
Place of publication Bangkok, Thailand
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract This article discusses the rationale for an interpretive paradigm in organizational research and examines two specific qualitative techniques that could help define organizational phenomena in a way that would account for organizational problems and issues. These are participative observation and in-depth interviewing which will be evaluated in a case scenario in a workplace context. These techniques have been found to be useful not only organizational research but in practical situations as well. Through an illustration of how security personnel perform their duty at work, we suggest that qualitative methodology can be applied in daily contexts to evaluate the capacity, understanding and the capability of these personnel in relation to their adherence to policy and procedure. It provides richness in terms of experiential narratives that depict the perception of surroundings that construct meanings, structures and actions. Qualitative methodology explores changing, complex social phenomena and helps in theory building and theory elaboration.
Subjects Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) qualitative methods
participant observation
interviews
workplace context Stream: Research Methods
Copyright notice © 2012 Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research & The Authors
ISSN 2223-5078
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