Handbooks of Research Methods in Management series
Edited by Mark N.K. Saunders and Paul Tosey
Chapter 20: Using systematic content analysis to establish theory–practice links in HRD literature
This chapter provides an overview of systematic content analysis (SCA) as an approach to analysing qualitative data. SCA aims to summarise the meaning of (textual) communication. The chapter looks briefly at its history, main characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Its use is then illustrated presenting an empirical HRD study and discussed.
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