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What's wrong with management accounting research? The potential of ethnography

Ahrens, T. (1996) What's wrong with management accounting research? The potential of ethnography , Southampton, UK University of Southampton 14pp. (Discussion Papers in Accounting and Management Science, 96-124).

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Recently, Hammersley (What's Wrong with Ethnography: Routledge: 1992) and Silverman ( Interpreting Qualitative Data: 1993) have de-emphasised the distinction between qualitative and quantitative research and suggested to integrate them to make social science more valid. I argue that the management accounting research ahould be aware of that debate, but that the resort to "little tables" which intersperse the qualitative analysis with simple, supportive statistics is a second best option for this field

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Published date: 1996


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Author: T. Ahrens

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