|Appears in Collections:||Marketing and Retail Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Bridging the practitioner-academic divide|
|Citation:||Keegan S, Tinson J & Nancarrow C (2008) Bridging the practitioner-academic divide, Qualitative Market Research, 11 (1), pp. 107-112.|
|Abstract:||Purpose - The aim of this paper is to explore the benefits of a symbiotic relationship between academic and practitioner qualitative research communities and consider ways of nurturing such a relationship. Design/methodology/approach - The IPA twinning case study is used as a possible model for collaborations with input from the Association for Qualitative Research and from the qualitative special interest group at the academy of marketing. Findings - A variety of benefits and bases for collaboration are identified. Research limitations/implications - Experience of collaborations in the field of qualitative research is limited. Practical implications - A joint initiative is described. Originality/value - It is argued that collaborations will improve the quality of outputs, generate publicity and income, provide personal development opportunities and, most importantly, be enjoyable.|
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