I have now, after three months, finished reading this seminal work on qualitative methods by Corbin and Strauss. I have heard this is the book that defined rigor in qualitative research once and for all. I am not surprised at all.
This is a book about writing non-fiction. At the same time– surprising for me at least– it is a book about writing interesting, beautiful and artistic non-fiction. I am a researcher myself and I write a lot of professional text. But as a researcher I was never educated in writing well. This is the book I was missing. It pointed me to a lot of mistakes that I have done in my writing for many years –not grammatical but aesthetic and literary mistakes.
Er det verdt å løpet hele tiden, for så å forbli på samme sted? Det er konkurransens dilemma som Hessen og Hylland Eriksen har tatt for seg i denne tunge boka. Tung ikke fordi den veier mye fysisk men fordi den var så tung å lese for meg. Men du verden for et verk. For et tidsriktig og fundamentalt relevant tema de har tatt for seg her.
This book is a collection of articles from Harvard Business Review. It is one in a series of books that collect selected articles on specific topics. This one in the series is about different aspects of management. I am a hobby manager, being responsible for a small group of researchers. I thought this book would give me enough insight into management so I can do a decent job. I will provide a quick review of each of the articles and then write down my overall thoughts about this book.