Qualitative Research in the Study of Leadership

Karin Klenke
Leadership Development Institute (LDI) International, USA

Suzanne Martin
Transform, USA

J. Randall Wallace
Fresno Pacific University, USA

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06 Jan 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
424 pages - 165 x 240 x 26mm
The book is divided into four parts: (1) foundations of qualitative research methods consisting of a chapter summarizing the various qualitative paradigms and a research methods chapter illuminating various design features such as data collection and analysis, qualitative standards and ethics; (2) frequently used qualitative methods in the study of leadership designs; (3) underutilized qualitative methods; (4) three commissioned empirical studies illustrating content analysis, narrative analysis, and mixed methods study using content analysis and case study. The book also includes a chapter on the use non-textual, image-based sources of data for qualitative leadership research. Each of the methods chapters contains a number of leadership studies that have employed a given method such as case study, interviewing or phenomenology.The book is intended for students of leadership ranging from graduate students to seasoned leadership scholars. It was written with leadership practitioners in mind who wish to broaden their understanding of new developments in leadership research.
Preface PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 1. Philosophical Foundations: Qualitative Research as Paradigm 2. Qualitative Research as Method PART II: MAJOR QUALITATIVE TRADITIONS IN LEADERSHIP RESEARCH 3. Case Studies in Leadership Research 4. Content Analysis in Leadership Research 5. Qualitative Interviewing in Leadership Research 6. Mixed Methods (mms) in Leadership Research PART III: UNDERUTILIZED QUALITATIVE METHODS IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES 7. Grounded Theory and Ethnography 8. Phenomenology and Narrative Analysis 9. Beyond Words: Sights and Sounds in Qualitative Leadership Research PART IV: EMPIRICAL QUALITATIVE LEADERSHIP STUDIES 10. Content Analysis of the Writings of Mary Parker Follett - Suzanne Martin 11. Leadership in At-Risk Communities – J. Randall Wallace 12. Epilogue
Karin Klenke, Leadership Development Institute (LDI) International, Midlothian, VA, USA
In this book, author Karin Klenke presents readers with the second edition of her comprehensive examination of the theory and process of conducting qualitative research in the field of leadership studies. The author covers qualitative research theory and methodology, the major qualitative traditions in leadership research, phenomenology and narrative analysis, and many other related subjects. The text also includes chapters written by leadership training experts Suzanne Martin and J. Randall Wallace. The author is with the Leadership Development Institute International in Midlothian, Virginia.

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