Empirical Methodology

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In this Chapter, the author lays out the empirical methodology of this study. Explaining the overall empirical setting while connecting it to the theory section, the author provides an in-depth overview of the single case used, as well as the German Federal Armed Forces as the surrounding organization. In the section on the research design, the author explains why a grounded theory approach is used. Afterward, the author explains how data is collected and analyzed. This section provides a detailed and in-depth, step by step guide on conducting qualitative empirical research. It can be of great value for young scholars to understand this particular method's dos and don'ts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für Wirtschafts‐ und SozialwissenschaftenHelmut‐Schmidt‐UniversitätHamburgGermany

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