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How Do I Collect Documentary Evidence?

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How Do I Collect Documentary Evidence?

9781839104732 Edward Elgar Publishing
Bill Lee, Professor of Accounting, Management School, The University of Sheffield, UK
Publication Date: June 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 473 2 Extent: c 128 pp
This insightful book introduces a range of innovative strategies for collecting contemporary textual documentary evidence. Featuring insightful vignettes, it comprises a critical guide to the various challenges of collecting documents to realize each of those strategies.

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This insightful book introduces a range of innovative strategies for collecting contemporary textual documentary evidence. Featuring insightful vignettes, it comprises a critical guide to the various challenges of collecting documents to realize each of those strategies.
 
Bill Lee explains how the epistemological and ontological assumptions of the researcher may influence their choice of a research strategy for surveys, comparative case studies, critical narratives and constitutive discourses when collecting documents. The book offers examples of published studies in the different branches of management and considers the strengths and weaknesses of grounding research studies in the collection of documentary evidence. Providing step-by-step guidance for the operationalization of a chosen research strategy for collecting documents, it also builds a crucial list of different repositories of documents that might be employed in research.
 
This cutting-edge book presents useful guidance and illuminating insights for business and management students of all levels hoping to improve their use of documents in dissertations and research projects. It will also be useful for researchers utilizing documentary evidence for the first time.
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‘Documents are part and parcel of organizational life and consequently warrant thorough investigation. Professor Lee has produced an insightful book for master's students, arguing and illustrating clearly how document analysis may be conducted across a range of research approaches and disciplines. This makes Professor Lee’s take on document analysis very refreshing. Hence, I warmly recommended this book.’
– Ivo De Loo, Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands

‘The book provides a concise description of processes, underlying ontological, epistemological, the philosophical underpinning of documents, and the rationale for justifying their use in a dissertation to support one’s research.’
– Hamid H. Kazeroony, Walden University, US
Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Philosophical underpinnings 3. Components of text in documents 4. Collection and compilation of text in documentary
research 5. Examples of published studies using documentary evidence 6. Conclusion Bibliography Appendix: sources of documents Index

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