[AAA]Applying Qualitative Research Methods to Science and Management

The book is a collection of qualitative research themes and methods used by researchers and practitioners in science and management. The concepts include methods and methodologies applied to qualitative research in a variety of contexts. Each concept deserves a separate chapter written by a researcher or practitioner with extensive experience in the field. The book aims to provide students and practitioners with an overview of the issues involved in qualitative research, based on the most recent academic research. It presents ground-breaking research by leading academics and field experts from around the world. It can serve as a theoretical and conceptual foundation for researchers interested in qualitative issues, and for scientists wishing to gain a business, political or industrial perspective in relation to the various themes of qualitative investigation and analysis. Each part presents and analyzes a specific topical issue, enabling readers to identify the chapters that correspond to their interests. This is an ideal reference guide for practitioners interested in the subject. The editors are specialists in qualitative research, and the contributors are also key players in the field.

The book discusses the integration of qualitative analysis into academic research and empirical projects. Balanced between application and theory, the text covers the latest technological, organizational and methodological developments in qualitative research. This book fills a need for an up-to-date reference on qualitative research, with a pedagogical approach and practical contributions directly applicable in the field

It aims to provide a comprehensive overview of different qualitative approaches and methods, a practical and concrete guide to implementing qualitative studies, details of the key stages of a qualitative approach (sampling, data collection and analysis, reporting) and a discussion of the benefits and limitations of qualitative studies. Its aim is to enable social science researchers to perfect their knowledge of qualitative methods, to provide students with a reference manual for their qualitative work and dissertations, to enlighten public and private decision-makers on the value of qualitative studies for understanding certain social phenomena, and to contribute to the development and valorization of qualitative approaches in academic research. The book offers a unique synthesis of all qualitative approaches, a theoretical and practical perspective, with numerous concrete examples, simplified access to sometimes complex concepts and methods, an in-depth discussion of the epistemological issues involved in qualitative studies, and possible use in qualitative methodology training courses.

This text is aimed at people who use qualitative studies and qualitative research. The target audience is mainly researchers and practitioners in this field, but the book may also be useful to students. These include students of the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, education sciences, social psychology, etc.), teachers and trainers in research methodology, current researchers wishing to deepen their knowledge of qualitative methods, research professionals in consultancies, polling institutes, marketing, human resources and public or private decision-makers commissioning qualitative studies.

With its broad coverage of the different qualitative approaches and its practical dimension, this book is aimed at a diverse readership, from students to professionals, who can use it both for training and as a regular reference in their research practice. It can be used to support qualitative dissertations and theses, as a methodological support for researchers designing qualitative studies, as a monitoring and self-training tool for research professionals, as a guide for decision-makers in understanding and commissioning qualitative studies, and as a source of inspiration for methodological innovation in qualitative research.

Recommended Topics

Understanding a qualitative research

  • Definition and origins of qualitative research
  • Specificities of qualitative research compared to quantitative research
  • Personal attributes in doing qualitative research
  • Areas of application: sociology, anthropology, economics, management sciences, medicine, education sciences, etc.
  • Getting ready to do qualitative research
  • Formulating a Research Question
  • Ethical Research
  • Research Design
  • Writing a Research Proposal

Managing field based research

  • Ethical standards in qualitative research
  • Protecting human subjects in qualitative research
  • Fieldwork in qualitative research

Data collection methods

  • Variety of qualitative research methods
  • Guiding a research project
  • Documentary analysis
  • Observational study
  • Longitudinal qualitative research
  • Structured interviews
  • Archival research
  • Ethnography
  • Nentography
  • Biographical narrative Interpretive method
  • Case studies
  • Comparative analysis
  • Content analysis
  • Critical theory
  • Focus groups
  • Interpretation and expert panels

Recording Data in qualitative research

  • Coding Qualitative Data
  • Structuring Qualitative Content Analysis
  • Detailed notes
  • Audio recording
  • Transcribing conversation verbatim
  • Video recording
  • Research log
  • Cataloguing and labelling system for all data files and material

Analyzing qualitative Data

  • Developing Categories
  • Evaluative Qualitative Content Analysis
  • Using Software
  • Content analysis
  • Thematic analysis
  • Grounded theorizing
  • Validity of results
  • Use coding to categorize data and label relevant features.
  • Look for repetition of codes, themes and patterns across sources.
  • Use visual tools like matrices and concept maps
  • Multiple interpretations and meanings

Presenting the results in qualitative research

  • Quality Standards
  • Research Report
  • Documentation
  • The written report
  • Oral presentation
  • Scientific articles
  • The ethics of restitution


  • Badr BENTALHA, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
  • Lhoussaine ALLA, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 7, 2024,

a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 21, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.

Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 9, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Applying Qualitative Research Methods to Science and Management. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the « Information Science Reference » (formerly Idea Group Reference), « Medical Information Science Reference, » « Business Science Reference, » and « Engineering Science Reference » imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.

Important Dates

  • April 7, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • April 21, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
  • June 9, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
  • July 14, 2024: Review Results Returned
  • August 11, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
  • August 18, 2024: Final Chapter Submission



Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University


Lhoussaine ALLA

Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University


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