Qualitative Research Workshop

This event will be arranged at Aalto University School of Economics. Thursday is in Chydenia building Runeberginkatu 22-24, room H-126, Friday in Main building Runeberginkatu 14-16, room A-304.

Please, register through the link on this page. Participants are taken in the registration order, as long as there is free space in the class room.
This course is free-of-charge for INFORTE member organisation's staff. For others, participation fee is 360 EUR. You can check the list of the member organizations when filling in the registration form.

Dr Michael D. Myers
Professor of Information Systems
University of Auckland Business School
New Zealand
Tel: +649 9237468

In this two-day workshop Professor Myers will discuss the conduct and evaluation of qualitative research. He will review various qualitative research methods and ways of analyzing qualitative data. He will also spend some time discussing the challenges of writing up qualitative research work for academic journals. During the workshop there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. Everyone will be expected to participate in practical exercises.

Pre-workshop required reading:
1) Myers, M.D. "Qualitative Research in Information Systems," ISWorld Section on Qualitative Research, www.qual.auckland.ac.nz
2) Adam, M.S., and Myers, M.D. "Have you got anything to declare? Neo-colonialism, Information Systems, and the imposition of  customs and duties in a Third World Country," in IS Perspectives and Challenges in the Context of Globalization, M. Korpela, R. Montealegre and A. Poulymenakou (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003, pp. 101-115.

3) Larsen, M., and Myers, M.D. "When success turns into failure: a package-driven business process re-engineering project in the financial services industry," Journal of Strategic Information Systems (8:4), 1999, pp. 395-417.

Pre-workshop recommended reading (optional):
1) Klein, H.K., and Myers, M.D. "A Set of Principles for Conducting and Evaluating Interpretive Field Studies in Information Systems," MIS Quarterly (23:1) 1999, pp. 67-93.

2) Myers, M.D. 2009. Qualitative Research in Business & Management. London, Sage Publications.

Thursday 8th of April - Chydenia building Runeberginkatu 22-24, room H-126

08:30 Arrival and coffee
09:00 Introduction to qualitative research workshop
Overview of qualitative research
10:30 Break
11:00 Qualitative research design
12:00 Lunch
 13:30 Qualitative research methods:
• Action Research
• Case Study Research
• Ethnography
 15:00 Exercise 1: Analysis of articles assigned before the workshop
 15:30 Coffee Break
 16:00 Student Presentations
 17:00 Close

Friday 9th of April - Main building Runeberginkatu 14-16, room A-304

09:00 Qualitative data collection techniques
• Interviews
• Participant Observation and Fieldwork
• Documents
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Exercise 2: Interviews
11:45 Exercise 3: Fieldwork
12:00 Lunch
 13:30 Qualitative Data Analysis
• An overview
• Hermeneutics
 14:30 Exercise 4: Interpreting stories
 15:30 Coffee break
 16:00 Writing up and publishing qualitative research
• Manuscript production
• Publication process
• How to get your work accepted
 17:00 Close