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Research Methods

Advice, guidance and sources of further information about qualitative and quantitative methods for research, including a guide to datasets for management research.

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BIS detailed statements of compliance with the code of practice for official statistics

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A guide describes the ways in which BIS complies with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, covering service standards, complaints procedures, publication strategy, revisions, correction of errors, data protection, and data management.

Statement of compliance: pre-release access to official statistics order 2008

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A guide describes BIS policy on pre-release access to statistics for ministers and senior officials, which is designed to allow awareness at the time of publication but prevent any interference or manipulation.

Autoethnography: uncovering the professional identity of UK early career researchers

[Authors' original abstract]The research-related activities of early career researchers (ECRs), their development and contextualisation of professional identity are under-researched areas (Raddon, 2011).

Using photo elicitation to understand work-life balance: a pilot study

[Authors' original abstract]This working paper presents a pilot study where photo elicitation was used to access participant's understandings of work-life balance and work-life conflict.

Translation processes in qualitative management and accounting research

[Authors' original abstract]This paper is motivated by our experiences as teachers of qualitative research methods in Business or Management Schools.

Crossing the bridge: an exercise in autoethnography

[Author's original abstract]This paper seeks to chart the role of autoethnography in memory recall and the role of synchronicity in guiding the inquirer towards theories that might enlighten such phenomenon.

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