Welcome to CARMA’s Second Webcast

Dr. Glen Kreiner, University of Utah

Reflexivity in Research Methods: Boundary Theory and the Researcher Role Continuum

October 21st, 2020 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET (Reception to Follow)

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Glen Kreiner is a professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He teaches an MBA course on Leadership & Management as well as a PhD seminar on qualitative research methods. In the past he has taught courses entitled “Leadership and Identity”, “Team Facilitation”, and “Team Process and Performance”. He also conducts workshops and class sessions on authentic leadership and related skills (such as building collaborative processes, leveraging conflict, developing an experiment-based mindset, using active listening, and cultivating mindfulness).

He conducts research on how people’s work affects them, and do that in the following areas:

– Ethics & identity (how being ethical can be a part of who we are at work)
– Mindful leadership
– Identity (how individuals, occupations, and organizations define themselves and with what effects)
– Values and morals in the workplace
– Work-family dynamics (how we negotiate tensions and synergies between work and nonwork)
– Stigma in the workplace (how people’s workplaces, social groups, or jobs might stigmatize them)
– Emotion management at work (how we move from one emotion to another during the day)
– Workers with cognitive disabilities (how they experience the workplace and are treated in it)

Specialties in teaching and/or research: authentic leadership, ethics/morals/values, mindful leadership, team building, team work, work-family dynamics, identity work, role transitions, grounded theory, qualitative research methods, workplace stigma, individual and organizational identity, workers with intellectual/developmental disabilities.


Calls have been made for many years that we as scholars be more reflexive in our research methods, namely, that we thoughtfully consider how who we are affects our research. And yet, with some exceptions in the qualitative realm, author reflexivity rarely “shows up” in our published work. So, how can we as scholars know when and how to be reflexive? This talk will focus on an approach to reflexivity that can help us each consider how we ourselves are impacting the research we do and the myriad decisions we make regarding our research design and methods. Specifically, I will draw on boundary theory, which has been used in a wide variety of disciplines (e.g., political science, psychology, sociology, and management) to explain the integration and segmentation between entities. I will discuss how this offers a more sophisticated view of reflexivity and research methods than does traditional “insider-outsider” dichotomies. I will also integrate insights from the identity literature as well as draw upon specific research studies to illustrate these principles.

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Presenter’s Contributions to CARMA

CARMA Short Courses by Dr. Glen Kreiner

  • Doing Grounded Theory Research

Upcoming CARMA Events

  • Oct. 21 – Second Webcast by Glen Kreiner, Reflexivity in Research Methods
  • Oct. 30 – Topic Interest Groups Meeting, Multilevel Analysis
  • Nov. 6 – Third Webcast by Blake McShane, Average Power and Meta-Analysis
  • Nov. 13 – Topic Interest Groups Meeting, Advanced Regression Analysis
  • Nov. 18 – Fourth Webcast by Keith Leavitt, Video Confederates on Experimental Research

Other CARMA Recordings on Similar Topics

  • Grounded Theory/Discourse Analysis – Dr. Gail Fairhurst
  • Rethinking the Qualitative Research Methods Section – Dr. Mike Pratt
  • Text Mining in the Organizational Sciences – Dr. Scott Tonidandel
  • Design and Measurement with Quantitative and Qualitative Data – Dr. Rhonda Reger & Dr. Lisa Lambert
  • Coding for Discovery – Dr. Karen Locke
  • Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis – Dr. Peer Fiss
  • Content Analysis – Dr. Mike Pfarrer
  • Research Methods Issues in Academic-Practitioner Collaborative Research – Dr. Jean Bartunek
  • Process Research – Dr. Ann Langley
  • Qualitative Rigor in Inductive Organizational Research – Dr. Kevin G Corley
  • Tips and Traps for Publishing Qualitative Research: An Editor’s Perspective – Dr. Tima Bansal
  • Crafting Qualitative Organizational Research – Dr. Ann Cunliff
  • Photographs and Organizational Research: Photo Elicitation as a Data Source – Dr. Anne Smith
  • More Tales of the Field: Ethnography Then and Now – Dr. John Van Maanen
  • Ethnostatistics – Dr. Richard Gephart
  • The Practice of Member Review in Qualitative Research: What Happens When They Read What We Write? – Dr. Karen Locke
  • Publishing Criteria for Qualitative Research – Dr. Michael Pratt