Welcome to Method and Social Science Theory

Description: The course will address the problems and possibilities of case study research. How can we secure the scientific level of case study research? How can we conduct a case study and how can we analyse cases. We will especially emphasis the narrative elements of cases and present a conceptualising method for case studies. During the course the students will be given the possibility to present and discuss their own projects and cases during the group sessions.

Prerequisites: Interest and commitment

Learning objectives: The main objective is to find methods that will allow the participants to diagnose real problems that go beyond the surface of legitimisation processes, so problem solving can become a vital part of the research process.

Teaching methods: Lectures, student presentations and dialogue

Criteria for assessment: Each participant is asked to make a written account of the research method applied to their own PhD project. The written account amounts to app 10 pages.

Key literature: Henriksen, Lars Bo; Nørreklit, Lennart; Jørgensen; Kenneth Mølbjerg; Christensen, Jacob Böhme (2004) Dimensions of Change - Conceptualising Reality in Organisational Research. CBS Press, Copenhagen.

Jørgensen, Kenneth Mølbjerg (2007) Power without glory - A genealogy of a management decision. CBS Press, Copenhagen.

Boje, D. M. (1991). The Storytelling Organization - A study of storytelling performance in an office-supply firm, Administrative Science Quarterly, ol. 36, pp. 106-126

Jørgensen, K. M. & D. M. Boje (2009). Genealogies of Becoming antenarrative

Inquiry in Organizations, TAMARA - Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry.

Organizer: Lars Bo Henriksen

Lecturers: Professor Lars Bo Henriksen and Professor Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen


Time: 6-8 May, 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Nybrogade 6, room Nbg6 1.133

Zip code: 9000

City: Aalborg

Max. number of participants: 25

Deadline for registration: 5 May, 2015