‘Qualitative research has great possibility to connect research and practice. I, therefore, recommend this book to all serious researchers who want to make a difference’.
‘A much required adventure in qualitative research – enriched with coverage of fundamentals and deep insights from accomplished researchers – a must read for serious students of management’.
This book is an outstanding first of its kind contribution to the methodology for doing social science research in India. It is a pioneer venture because it grows out of lived experience of a number of scholars who employed the narrative technique to present a comprehensive and yet easy to attempt ways of exploring and explaining complicated Indian realities. I think it is a must for all the newcomers to research in social sciences and will be refreshing for those who are seasoned in the old mode of viewing Indian reality.
Qualitative research is a challenging field for even the most experienced researcher. It’s best mastered by doing it and best taught by those who have really done it and have experienced the highs and lows. While there are many books on qualitative research, this book stands out by the depth of experiences, diversity of approaches and the emotions of individual researchers.
This book describes the experiences of scholars in doing qualitative research in India. For a predominantly quantitative researcher like me, this book opened up exciting new vistas in qualitative research. I enjoyed reading this book because it not only describes the various types of qualitative research methodologies, but it does so in an extremely engaging manner through providing first-hand experiences of scholars. This book is a must-read for all aspiring management researchers.
The effort of Professor Rajen K. Gupta and Dr Richa Awasthy to bring out a compilation of articles in the form of a book on qualitative research is really a praiseworthy effort. In the world of management research, where qualitative research is neglected and often misunderstood as something that lacks rigour, this maiden attempt of bringing out a book on various qualitative research methodologies is a good idea to rejuvenate the focus on a rather difficult domain of research.
There has been a dearth of ‘high impact’ management research, especially in India, and to me the major reason for this was absence of as well as the expertise of proper research tools. This book is one of the first attempts to fill this gap. Kudos to the book’s editors!
‘A much required adventure in qualitative research – enriched with coverage of fundamentals and deep insights from accomplished researchers – a must read for serious students of management’