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April 23, 2024 at 10am EST / 4pm CET

Cultivating Discovery in Our Theorizing

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Karen Golden-Biddle

Questrom School of Business, Boston University

In this seminar, we will explore what cultivating discovery involves, and what it looks like in theorizing.  To do this, we will both examine practices illuminated in the readings and try on some practices for their potential congruence with your projects. Please note that this workshop requires advance preparation. 

Advance Preparation

PLEASE NOTE: I have specified an EXCERPT to read in each of the articles.

 

1. Locke, Feldman, and Golden-Biddle (2022): “Coding Practices and Iterativity: Beyond Templates for Analyzing Qualitative Data.” Organizational Research Methods, 25(2).  

Read pages 274- 280, beginning with ‘Coding in the unfolding logic of projects’ through ‘Conclusion.’ Also review Tables 2 – 4. Bring a copy of the tables to reference.

 

2. Huising, R. (2015). “To hive or to hold? Producing professional authority through scut work.” Administrative Science Quarterly, 60(2), 263-299.

Read the Methods Section, focusing on the subsection, Data Analysis pages 270-271. Mark up places in this excerpt you see discovery entering the analytic work. Bring a copy of your mark-up for use during the workshop.

 

3. Golden-Biddle, K.A. (2020). “Discovery as abductive mechanism for reorienting habits within organizational change.” Academy of Management Journal, 63(6):1951-1975.

Read the Methods Section, focusing on the subsection, Data Analysis pages 1957-1958. Mark up places in this excerpt you see discovery entering the analytic work. Bring a copy of your mark-up for use during the workshop.

Additional recommended readings

2022 Locke, Feldman and Golden-Biddle:  “Coding Practices and Iterativity: Beyond Templates for Analyzing Qualitative Data.” Organizational Research Methods, 25(2), 262–284.

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