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Title: Clear, rigorous and relevant: publishing quantitative research articles in work, employment and society
Authors: Charlwood, Andy
Forde, Chris
Grugulis, Irena
Hardy, Kate
Kirkpatrick, Ian
MacKenzie, Robert
Stuart, Mark
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sage Publications / © The Authors
Citation: CHARLWOOD, A. ... et al, 2014. Clear, rigorous and relevant: publishing quantitative research articles in work, employment and society. Work Employment and Society, 28 (2), pp. 155 - 167.
Abstract: According to the recent benchmarking review of the discipline, UK sociological research is predominantly based around qualitative research methods (BSA/HaPS/ESRC 2010: 23). Further, evidence suggests that the overwhelming majority of empirical articles published in mainstream UK sociology journals are qualitative in their focus (Payne 2007: 903). In this context, WES has always been something of an outlier within UK sociology in that a relatively high proportion of articles published in the journal employ quantitative analysis (Rainbird and Rose 2007: 212; Stuart et al 2013:382). However, one consequence of the relative neglect of quantitative methods within UK sociology is that there is a lack of shared understanding about what constitutes appropriate ways of framing and presenting quantitative sociological analysis. This lack of shared understanding can then create problems for researchers seeking to publish articles based on quantitative research, because in contrast to social science disciplines where quantitative analysis is the norm, there is no clear, well established template or set of expectations for quantitative sociological research articles.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Work, Employment and Society [Sage Publications / © The Authors]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017014526448
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0950017014526448
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16962
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017014526448
ISSN: 0950-0170
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