Interpretivism and the pursuit of research legitimisation: An integrated approach to single case design

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Abstract

While interpretive research is recognised for its value in providing contextual depth, results are often criticised in terms of validity, reliability and generalizability, referred to collectively as research legitimisation. This paper explores the criticisms levied on interpretive case studies and presents a research design that seeks to address these criticisms. The paper describes the research template developed by the author and applies it to a longitudinal case study carried out on a micro firm in the Republic of Ireland. Following some detailed evaluation and analysis the author concludes that legitimisation of an interpretative case study is improved when an integrative approach involving the combination of specific research techniques to relevant and appropriate standards is adopted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-132
Number of pages10
JournalElectronic Journal of Business Research Methods
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Interpretive case study
  • Legitimisation
  • Qualitative research

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