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Qualitative and historiometric methods in leadership research: a review of the first 25 years of the leadership quarterly

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posted on 2014-02-01, 00:00 authored by Kenneth Parry, M D Mumford, I Bower, L L Watts
In the spirit of the 25th anniversary edition of The Leadership Quarterly, as the world's premier outlet for leadership research, we have reviewed qualitative and historiometric research across those 25. years. Qualitative research is a complex and cluttered area of scholarship. This is not because there is an inherent confusion about it. Rather, it is because 'qualitative' research is a cover-all term for a wide range of research strategies, paradigms, parent disciplines, sources of data, and methods of analysis for them. More so than in previous journal review articles, we explored variation in qualitative analysis as well as variety in qualitative data. In terms of methodologies, our efforts concentrated on case study, content analysis, grounded theory and historiometrics. We also examined trends toward post-positivism, post-modernity and liquid modernity, and their resultant benefits for researching leadership. Future directions for leadership research are posited. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

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Journal

Leadership quarterly

Volume

25

Issue

1

Pagination

132 - 151

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Oxford, England

ISSN

1048-9843

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2014, Elsevier

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