Longitudial Tracer Studies: Research Methodology of the Middle Range

Chau, Vinh Sum and Witcher, Barry J. (2005) Longitudial Tracer Studies: Research Methodology of the Middle Range. British Journal of Management, 16 (4). pp. 343-355. ISSN 1045-3172. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article reviews the longitudinal tracer study in the context of the researcher-practitioner relevance gap. It proposes the tracer as a methodological middle-range approach that takes account of relevancy and which involves practitioners in the research process. An ESRC research project about hoshin kanri (policy deployment) is used as an example to explain the longitudinal tracer study approach. The methodological approach is consistent with middle range theory and thinking, and involves skeletal prior theory, tags, a practitioner network, and continuous reflexivity. It is concluded that the longitudinal tracer study can be a useful middle-range solution to help close the researcher-practitioner gap.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: J. Ziya
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 14:53
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 13:23
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25560 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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