My colleagues and my filing cabinet: insider research access for part-time post-graduate students

Knowles, D. 2008. My colleagues and my filing cabinet: insider research access for part-time post-graduate students. in: Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Research Methods for Business and Management Studies held at Regent’s College, London, 19-20 June 2008 Academic Conferences and Publishing International. pp. 201-208

Chapter titleMy colleagues and my filing cabinet: insider research access for part-time post-graduate students
AuthorsKnowles, D.
Abstract

Access is described as “one of the key and yet most difficult steps” in organizational research (Bryman and Bell, 2007:444). Typical definitions of business research access in the methods literature emphasise physical entry to premises and the establishment and maintenance of relationships with gate-keepers and potential respondents (Bryman and Bell, 2007:444; Coffey, 2006:1). This implies that the part-time student conducting insider research at their own workplace has nothing more to do to achieve the necessary access.

Book titleProceedings of the 7th European Conference on Research Methods for Business and Management Studies held at Regent’s College, London, 19-20 June 2008
Page range201-208
Year2008
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International
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Published2008

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