Structural sampling: A technique for illuminating social systems

Sonali K. Shah, Andreea D. Gorbatai

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Abstract

Qualitative research has been heralded for contributing novel insights and theoretical perspectives to the management and organization literature (Eisenhardt, 1989; Pratt, 2009; Van Maanen, 1979, 1998; Whetten, 1989). The processes used by qualitative researchers to achieve these outcomes are often invisible to the reader, yet a set of principled, systematic approaches underlies the practices followed by qualitative researchers. In this chapter we illuminate a sampling technique that has been employed in recent works but has yet to be delineated as a methodology: structural sampling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Qualitative Organizational Research
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Pathways and Methods
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages251-261
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317908784
ISBN (Print)9781848725096
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting

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