June 13-15 Short Courses

Publishing Papers with Interview Data

Dr. Heather Vough

Course Description

In this course, we will focus on collecting, analyzing, writing, and reviewing papers using interview data. In the first section, we will tackle questions around who to choose as your informants, how to access informants, how to put together an interview protocol, and how to perform interviews. In the next section, we’ll explore various ways of analyzing interview data. The third section of the course will emphasize the actual writing up of qualitative data, in other words, how to move from coded data to a written findings section. In the final section of the class, we will discuss reviewing qualitative work as well as common hurdles in the review process on the way to publication. Participants in this course should have at least an idea for an interview-based study in mind and would benefit from having initial data to work with over the course of the short course.

Event Information

June 13-15, 2024

Thu/Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Sat: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

Wayne State University
Mike Ilitch School of Business

Meet the Instructor

Heather C. Vough is an associate professor at George Mason University. She has previously held academic positions at the University of Cincinnati and McGill University. She received her PhD in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research is focused on identity construction and sensemaking in organizations, professions, and careers. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, and Organization Science among others. Her work has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, U.S. News and World Report, and the Huffington Post. She has served on the editorial board of five journals and is currently one of the qualitative Associate Editors at the Academy of Management Journal.

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