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Journal Issue
Volume 2 Issue 1 / Jul 2003  pp1‑77

Editor: Frank Bannister

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A Critique of Using Grounded Theory as a Research Method  pp1‑10

George Allan

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Supporting information literacy for starting MBAs through action research  pp11‑20

Ann Brown, Martin Rich, Clive Holtham

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Gender disparity in organisation and the resultant human resource mismanagement: A case analysis  pp21‑36

Ronald B. Crawford

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Inductive theory generation: A grounded approach to business inquiry  pp37‑44

David Douglas

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Getting results from online surveys — Reflections on a personal journey  pp45‑52

Rachel A. McCalla

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Abstract

In this paper we present a personal reflection on the implementation of an online survey, highlighting the tradeoffs between the potential benefits and pitfalls. It is argued that casting your net out too wide, in a bid to maximise responses can result ultimately in a low response rate. We evaluate the experience of completing an online survey from the perspective of both the researcher and the respondent to outline the dynamics of the completion and submission process. Finally, in a bid to assist those interested, a review of some of the online survey tools is presented. 

 

Keywords: Questionnaires, Surveys, Research Design, Research Process, Design and Implementation, Stakeholder Perspectives

 

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Knowledge management: A critical investigation  pp53‑60

Stephen K. Probert

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Discourse analysis and complex adaptive systems: Managing variables with attitudes  pp61‑68

Charl Walters, Roy Williams

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Telehealth in the UK: A critical perspective  pp69‑77

Ela Klecun-Dabrowska

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