Qualitative Methods for Research in Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Themes: 

1-    Research paradigms in qualitative research

2-    Research designs: five traditions

3-    Qualitative data: Observing, conversing, collecting

4-    Analyzing data: coding, categorizing, interpreting

5-    Writing a qualitative paper: ordering and communicating concepts

6-    The technology of qualitative research

7-    Evaluating qualitative research

 

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