Constructing Research Questions: Doing Interesting Research

3.92 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781446255926: Constructing Research Questions: Doing Interesting Research

All researchers want to produce interesting and influential theories. A key step in all theory development is formulating innovative research questions that will result in interesting and significant research.

Traditional textbooks on research methods tend to ignore, or gloss over, actual ways of constructing research questions. In this text, Alvesson and Sandberg develop a problematization methodology for identifying and challenging the assumptions underlying existing theories and for generating research questions that can lead to more interesting and influential theories, using examples from across the social sciences. Established methods of generating research questions in the social sciences tend to focus on ′gap-spotting′, which means that existing literature remains largely unchallenged. The authors show the dangers of conventional approaches, providing detailed ideas for how one can work through such problems and formulate novel research questions that challenge existing theories and produce more imaginative empirical studies.

Constructing Research Questions is essential reading for any researcher looking to formulate research questions that are interesting and novel.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Mats Alvesson holds a chair in the Business Administration department at Lund University in Sweden and is also part-time professor at University of Queensland Business School. He has done extensive research and published widely in the areas of qualitative and reflexive methodology, critical theory, organizational culture, knowledge work, identity in organizations, gender, organizational change, management consultancy etc. He has published 20 books with leading publishers and hundreds of articles, many of which are widely cited and used on higher levels in university education. 

Review:

Researchers usually puzzle about how to move from the scientific literature to a fruitful research topic. Alvesson and Sandberg address these puzzles in this sensible, practical book which deserves to become required reading for researchers.


Professor David Silverman
Goldsmiths′ and King′s College, University of London



This book is not for the faint hearted. It will appeal to those who already have some experience of research, or those at postgraduate level formulating their ideas for study. It will stimulate new ways of thinking about the design of research, something that is well overdue. Even if the problematization methodology and the frameworks the authors propose are not adopted wholesale, the book will encourage critical reflection at a level rarely seen in this area. (Karen Laing, Newcastle University)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mats Alvesson and Jorgen Sandberg
Published by SAGE 1, United Kingdom
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE 1, United Kingdom. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: NEW, New. Bookseller Inventory # 64978144625592600. Bookseller Inventory # 64978144625592600

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 84.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mats Alvesson; Jorgen Sandberg
Published by SAGE Publications Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1446255921

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 101.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mats Alvesson
Published by SAGE Publications Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781446255926

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 119.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Alvesson, Mats
Published by SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781446255926_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 123.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mats Alvesson
Published by SAGE Publications Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781446255926

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 123.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Alvesson, Mats
Published by SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 16
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1446255921

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 144.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mats Alvesson
Published by SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 152 pages. Dimensions: 9.6in. x 6.8in. x 0.6in.All researchers want to produce interesting and influential theories. A key step in all theory development is formulating innovative research questions that will result in interesting and significant research. Traditional textbooks on research methods tend to ignore, or gloss over, actual ways of constructing research questions. In this text, Alvesson and Sandberg develop a problematization methodology for identifying and challenging the assumptions underlying existing theories and for generating research questions that can lead to more interesting and influential theories, using examples from across the social sciences. Established methods of generating research questions in the social sciences tend to focus on gap-spotting, which means that existing literature remains largely unchallenged. The authors show the dangers of conventional approaches, providing detailed ideas for how one can work through such problems and formulate novel research questions that challenge existing theories and produce more imaginative empirical studies. Constructing Research Questions is essential reading for any researcher looking to formulate research questions that are interesting and novel. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9781446255926

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 145.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mats Alvesson, Jorgen Sandberg
Published by Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. All researchers want to produce interesting and influential theories. A key step in all theory development is formulating innovative research questions that will result in interesting and significant research. Traditional textbooks on research methods tend to ignore, or gloss over, actual ways of constructing research questions. In this text, Alvesson and Sandberg develop a problematization methodology for identifying and challenging the assumptions underlying existing theories and for generating research questions that can lead to more interesting and influential theories, using examples from across the social sciences. Established methods of generating research questions in the social sciences tend to focus on gap-spotting , which means that existing literature remains largely unchallenged. The authors show the dangers of conventional approaches, providing detailed ideas for how one can work through such problems and formulate novel research questions that challenge existing theories and produce more imaginative empirical studies. Constructing Research Questions is essential reading for any researcher looking to formulate research questions that are interesting and novel. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781446255926

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 152.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mats Alvesson, Jorgen Sandberg
Published by Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.All researchers want to produce interesting and influential theories. A key step in all theory development is formulating innovative research questions that will result in interesting and significant research. Traditional textbooks on research methods tend to ignore, or gloss over, actual ways of constructing research questions. In this text, Alvesson and Sandberg develop a problematization methodology for identifying and challenging the assumptions underlying existing theories and for generating research questions that can lead to more interesting and influential theories, using examples from across the social sciences. Established methods of generating research questions in the social sciences tend to focus on gap-spotting , which means that existing literature remains largely unchallenged. The authors show the dangers of conventional approaches, providing detailed ideas for how one can work through such problems and formulate novel research questions that challenge existing theories and produce more imaginative empirical studies. Constructing Research Questions is essential reading for any researcher looking to formulate research questions that are interesting and novel. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781446255926

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 156.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mats Alvesson, Jorgen Sandberg
Published by Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1446255921 ISBN 13: 9781446255926
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. All researchers want to produce interesting and influential theories. A key step in all theory development is formulating innovative research questions that will result in interesting and significant research. Traditional textbooks on research methods tend to ignore, or gloss over, actual ways of constructing research questions. In this text, Alvesson and Sandberg develop a problematization methodology for identifying and challenging the assumptions underlying existing theories and for generating research questions that can lead to more interesting and influential theories, using examples from across the social sciences. Established methods of generating research questions in the social sciences tend to focus on gap-spotting , which means that existing literature remains largely unchallenged. The authors show the dangers of conventional approaches, providing detailed ideas for how one can work through such problems and formulate novel research questions that challenge existing theories and produce more imaginative empirical studies. Constructing Research Questions is essential reading for any researcher looking to formulate research questions that are interesting and novel. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781446255926

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 158.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book