Author Faculty (Discipline)

Business

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-26-2021

Journal

International Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

75-84

ISSN

2521-3539

Embargo Period

11-30-2021

ANZSRC / FoR Code

38 ECONOMICS| 3899 Other economics

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

Insider research has in the past challenged researchers in terms of blurred lines, objectivity, bias confidentiality and maintaining professional working relationships. The opportunities it presents however, include access to information, trust in the data collection, insider and intimate knowledge, and the ability for rich inside data collection. This paper discusses these opportunities and challenges, then makes recommendations for ten strategies to assist in data collection by an insider researcher. These strategies include communication, mixed methods, reflections, debrief, distance, confidentiality, interview technique, social network, voluntary and objectivity. The research concludes with the creation of a Model of Mitigation, which posits the ten mitigation strategies along with the four opportunities to assist insider researchers to overcome obstacles when conducting insider research, as insider research has been shown to collect rich data and enable organisations to reflect on the research findings and to implement recommendations made on an individual but organisation wide basis.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.20448/2001.102.75.84

Comments

Used by permission: the author(s).

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Share

COinS