The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods

The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods

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Selecting from the wide range of research methodologies remains a dilemma for all scholars, not least those looking to study the world of accounting. Both established and emerging research methods are frequently advocated, creating a challengingly broad range of choices. Covering a selection of qualitative methodological issues, research strategies and methods, this comprehensive compilation provides an essential guide to the choice and execution of qualitative research approaches in this field. The contributions are grouped into four sections: * Worldview and paradigms * Methodologies and strategies * Data collection methods and analysis * Experiencing qualitative field research: personal reflections Edited by leading scholars, with contributions from experts and rising stars, this volume will be essential reading for anyone looking to undertake research in the qualitative accounting more

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  • Hardback | 566 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 33.02mm | 1,088g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 black & white illustrations, 19 black & white tables, 11 black & white line drawings
  • 1138939676
  • 9781138939677
  • 1,519,469

Review quote

'Although accounting practice and research has evolved considerably, a serious and comprehensive collection on qualitative theories and methods is undoubtedly overdue. This volume definitively fills the void, as a thoughtful compendium of major issues confronting the discipline and its knowledge base. Academics have long lamented the need for a volume for teaching and learning the range of topics offered in this compilation: interpretive research, critical inquiry, ethnography, case study, fieldwork, and many others. Seasoned researchers and emerging scholars alike will be grateful for many years to come, as the editors and authors -- internationally recognized innovators -- have crafted indispensable works. An assemblage of insightful and pioneering work, the book provides a copious dividend, making our long wait worthy.' - Professor Cheryl R. Lehman, Hofstra University, USA 'The first comprehensive account of all you need to know about being in the world of qualitative accounting research. The power of this book lies in its scope, covering everything from abstract "worldviews" (or paradigms) to lived experience in the form of "how to do it" tips from the coalface. All presented in the lively, engaging and very readable writing style we would expect from these four editors. A "must-read" qualitative methods book for researchers and students alike.' - Professor Sue Llewellyn, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK 'World-leading experts, important topics, wise advice and authentic reflections. This book has all the ingredients for an essential guide on qualitative accounting research. I will be keeping this one close to my desk and I'll be encouraging my students to do the same.' - Professor Deryl Northcott, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand 'This wide-ranging book is an essential reference point for PhDs and young scholars seeking to navigate the range of qualitative research methods applicable to the study of accounting. The combination of excellent guidance on a variety of methods with personal reflections from researchers is especially engaging. It is also a timely text that deserves to be influential as qualitative research in accounting secures increasing prominence internationally.' - Professor Brendan O'Dwyer, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK and University of Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlandsshow more

About Zahirul Hoque

Zahirul Hoque is Professor of Management Accounting and Public Sector and Head of the Department of Accounting at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Lee D. Parker is Distinguished Professor of Accounting at RMIT University, Australia and Research Professor of Accounting at the University of Glasgow, UK. Mark A. Covaleski is the Robert Beyer Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Kathryn Haynes is Professor of Accounting and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull, more

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction 1. Researching Everyday Accounting Practice: Epistemological Debate Mark A. Covaleski, Kathryn Haynes, Zahirul Hoque and Lee D. Parker Part II: Worldviews and Paradigms 2. Social Constructionist Research in Accounting: A Reflection on the Accounting Profession Mark A. Covaleski, Mark W. Dirsmith and Sajay Samuel 3. Interpretive Research In Accounting: Past, Present and Future Kari Lukka and Sven Modell 4. Critical Studies in Accounting: Researching the Exercise of Power Marcia Annisette and Christine Cooper 5. Historiography in Accounting Research Garry D. Carnegie and Christopher J. Napier 6. Grounded Theory Approach to Accounting Studies: Overview of Principles, Assumptions and Methods Andrew Goddard 7. Visual Methodologies for Accounting and Accountability Jane Davison and Samantha Warren 8. Appreciative Inquiry for Accounting Research Zahirul Hoque Part III: Methodologies and Strategies 9. Ethnography, Ethnomethodology and Anthropology Studies In Accounting Colin Dey 10. Case Studies in Accounting Research Bill Lee and Christopher G. Humphrey 11. An Emergence of Narrative Approaches in Social Sciences and in Accounting Research Barbara Czarniawska 12. Oral History Theresa A. Hammond 13. Autoethnography In Accounting Research Kathryn Haynes 14. Action Research in Accounting Timothy J. Fogarty 15. Discourse Analysis in Accounting Research Rihab Khalifa and Habib Mahama 16. An Introduction to Interventionist Research in Accounting John Dumay and Vicky Baard 17. Reflexivity in Accounting Research Kathryn Haynes Part IV: Data Collection and Analysis 18. Mixed Methods for Understanding Accounting Issues Basil Tucker and Zahirul Hoque 19. Field Interviews: Process and Analysis Habib Mahama and Rihab Khalifa 20. Participant Observation at the Coalface Lee D. Parker 21. Content Analysis David Campbell 22. Focus Group Discussions Elizabeth Gammie, Susan Hamilton and Valerie Gilchrist 23. Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Data in Management Accounting Research Mark A. Covaleski, Mark W. Dirsmith and Sajay Samuel 24. Qualitative Data Management and Analysis Software Fiona Anderson-Gough, Carla Edgley and Nina Sharma 25. Credibility and Authenticity in Qualitative Accounting Research Martin Messner, Jodie Moll and Torkel Stromsten Part IV: Experiencing Qualitative Field Research: Personal Reflections 26. A Case Study Research Project: Personal Reflections Sophia Ji 27. Etics, Emics and Ethnomethodology in Accounting Research Vassili Joannides 28. Ethical Considerations In Qualitative Research: Personal Experiences From The Field Esin Ozdil, Chatruika Seneviratne and Xuan Thuy Mai 29. Conducting Oral History Research: Reflections From the Field Kathie Rossshow more