Professor Pauline Stanton is Head of the School of Management at RMIT and a Professor of Management.
Head, School of Management, RMIT University
She is currently Chief Investigator of an ARC Linkage Grant exploring the impact of business process methodologies on employees in healthcare. She is also a CI on an ARC Discovery Grant, comparing employee relations in Multinational Enterprises in eight countries.
She has carried out successful research and training consultancies in a range of industries including, healthcare, defence, local government, the arts and manufacturing. She also has extensive experience in Asia, in particular China, Vietnam and Mongolia.
Her work has been published in the Asia-Pacific Business Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, the Human Resource Management Journal, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Social Science and Medicine and the Journal of Industrial Relations.
The Challenges of Qualitative Research
Qualitative research is often criticised because it is seen to be less scientific and objective than quantitative methods and it is often claimed that top journals are reluctant to publish such work.
While evidence suggests that qualitative work that is rigorous and cutting edge has every chance of publication there are often challenges in qualitative analysis in particular when multidisciplinary teams are involved, or the topic and the research context are sensitive.
This session examines some of these issues and draws out a few precautionary lessons for when things go wrong.