METHODOLOGICAL FIT IN MANAGEMENT FIELD RESEARCH.

@article{Edmondson2007METHODOLOGICALFI,
  title={METHODOLOGICAL FIT IN MANAGEMENT FIELD RESEARCH.},
  author={Amy C. Edmondson and Stacy E. McManus},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={1246-1264}
}
Methodological fit, an implicitly valued attribute of high-quality field research in organizations, has received little attention in the management literature. Fit refers to internal consistency among elements of a research project—research question, prior work, research design, and theoretical contribution. We introduce a contingency framework that relates prior work to the design of a research project, paying particular attention to the question of when to mix qualitative and quantitative… 

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