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Qualitative Research: A Grounded Theory Example and Evaluation Criteria

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  • Bitsch, Vera

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The qualitative research paradigm, although occasionally applied, is not widely discussed in agribusiness and agricultural economics literature. The primary goals of this paper are (a) to present insights into qualitative research approaches and processes by outlining grounded theory as an example of a systematic and rigorous qualitative approach, and (b) to discuss criteria for scientific rigor applicable to qualitative research. In addition, assessing qualitative research is demonstrated by using a published example.

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Article provided by Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia in its journal Journal of Agribusiness.

Volume (Year): 23 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:59612

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Keywords: management research; methodology; qualitative research methods; reliability; validity; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;

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  1. Bitsch, Vera & Kassa, Getachew Abate & Harsh, Stephen B. & Mugera, Amin W., 2006. "Human Resource Management Risks: Sources and Control Strategies Based on Dairy Farmer Focus Groups," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(01), April.
  2. Johnson, Aaron J. & Egelkraut, Thorsten M. & Grout, Cyrus A., 2010. "Market Intelligence Utilization by Small Food Companies: An Application of the Grounded Theory Method in Exploratory Research," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 41(2), July.
  3. Peterson, H. Christopher, 2011. "An Epistemology for Agribusiness: Peers, Methods and Engagement in the Agri-Food Bio System," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 14(5).
  4. Uzea, F. Nicoleta & Fulton, Murray E., 2014. "Mechanisms for Effective Alliance Management: Insights from a Federated Cooperative Marketing System," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 17(1).
  5. van Winsen, Frankwin & de Mey, Yann & Lauwers, Ludwig & Van Passel, Steven & Vancauteren, Mark & Wauters, Erwin, 2013. "Cognitive mapping: A method to elucidate and present farmers’ risk perception," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 122(C), pages 42-52.
  6. Mugera, Amin W. & Bitsch, Vera, 2005. "Managing Labor on Dairy Farms: A Resource-Based Perspective with Evidence from Case Studies," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 8(03).
  7. Maumbe, Blessing M. & Brown, Cheryl, 2013. "Entrepreneurial and Buyer-Driven Local Wine Supply Chains: Case Study of Acres of Land Winery in Kentucky," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 16(1).
  8. Mainville, Denise Y. & Peterson, H. Christopher, 2006. "Coordination Strategy Decisions in Sao Paulo's Fresh Produce Markets: An Empirical Validation of the Peterson, Wysocki & Harsh Framework," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 9(04).

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