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Davis Qualitative Methods Workshop
An intensive 3-day experiential workshop in qualitative research methods for studying organizations

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Hosted by Professor Andrew Hargadon, Professor Kimberly Elsbach and Associate Professor Beth Bechky, this intensive workshop offered participants a conceptual and practical understanding of qualitative research methods. Drawing on their combined expertise, Hargadon, Elsbach and Bechky led three days of sessions and fieldwork on how and when to use qualitative data collection and analysis techniques, as well as how to craft a contribution to the field.The workshop research project was no class exercise.Twenty five faculty members and Ph.D.students from international and U.S.universities and business schools studied the UC Davis Summer Orientation for Incoming Freshmen. The project evaluated the Orientation Leaders, the upperclassmen who guide incoming students through the orientation process.

Event Link: http://qualitativemethodsworkshop.ucdavis.edu/methods.php

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