Article

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. https://doi.org/10.1108/13522750810845586

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.

Keywords
Academic staff; Channel relationships; Management personnel; Qualitative research

Journal
Qualitative Market Research: Volume 11, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2008
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/12010
PublisherEmerald
ISSN1352-2752