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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 68 | Submission: 15936 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, MOC, OB)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 4 2017 9:45AM - 11:15AM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M104
Emotions and Fieldwork: The Role of the Researcher
Emotions and Fieldwork

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Organizer: Elizabeth Hansen, Harvard U.
Organizer: Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD
Organizer: Tiona Zuzul, London Business School
Presenter: David A. Thomas, Harvard Business School, Harvard U., USA
Presenter: Jennifer Petriglieri, INSEAD
Presenter: Marya Besharov, Cornell U.
Presenter: Spencer Harrison, INSEAD
This workshop explores the challenges and opportunities inherent to doing research in emotionally-laden contexts. Emotions are an inescapable part of field research: they are as ubiquitous as the individuals who populate our field sites. Not often discussed, however, is the role of the researcher’s own emotions in engaging with the field, analyzing data, and writing. How can we make sense of what we as researchers feel as we gather data by observing and interviewing informants? How does our own experience influence our choice of questions, data collection and theorizing? How can we use own experience in the field to help generate theories that adequately reflect the degree to which emotions affect organizational processes and outcomes? Most guides to field research provide little counsel on these matters. Through a format that includes panel presentations by experts, open dialogue, and roundtable discussions, this PDW seeks to provide guidance to researchers who are interested the role of their own emotions in fieldwork. This is the third PDW in a series that started in 2015. Our hope is to build an on-going forum, and provide a space and time for the field research community to come together and discuss emotions in management research.
Search Terms: fieldwork | qualitative methods | emotions
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