Practices for the Writing Stages of Qualitative SCM Research

I have often noticed that researchers in our discipline have many questions about what good qualitative SCM research should look like. A new article by Rockmann and Vough, Using Quotes to Present Claims: Practices for the Writing Stages of Qualitative Research, is a great guide for scholars of qualitative management research. It emphasizes the critical fourth stage of qualitative research – the writing of findings – which goes beyond study design, data collection, and analysis. The authors introduce practical tools such as claim tables and storyboarding for organizing and presenting data, especially quotes. These methods help categorize quotes based on vividness and comprehensiveness, ensuring that different perspectives are included. The approach emphasizes the balance between “showing” data and “telling” its meaning, which is critical to creating compelling narratives. This article is definitely useful for SCM researchers, guiding them in transforming complex qualitative data into powerful, coherent findings, thereby increasing the credibility and impact of their research.

Rockmann, K.W., & Vough, H.C. (2023). Using Quotes to Present Claims: Practices for the Writing Stages of Qualitative Research. Organizational Research Methods, _(_), _-_.


About Andreas Wieland

Andreas Wieland is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Copenhagen Business School. His current research interests include resilient and socially responsible supply chains.

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