Made in Manchester? Methods and myths in disciplinary history: A critical review of a learning experiment

Paula Hyde, David Mills

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Abstract

In this article, I demonstrate how Max Gluckman used his forceful and charismatic leadership to build the reputation of the Manchester School through collective research and writing practices. He created a distinctly anthropological genealogy for the case-study method that elided its earlier development within American sociology. He also championed a balanced use of ethnographic and quantitative research methods and a team-based approach to carrying out social research. While the case-study method has received much attention, both of these latter aspects of the work carried out within the Manchester Department are a neglected part of its intellectual legacy. © Berghahn Journals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Analysis|Soc. Anal.
Place of PublicationConneticut
PublisherInformation Age Publishers
Pages129-143
Number of pages14
Volume49
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2005

Publication series

NameResearch in management education and development
PublisherInformation Age Publishers
Volume4

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Chicago school
  • Manchester school
  • Quantitative methods
  • Sociology
  • Team-based social research

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