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Call for Chapters in Edited Book: How to Conduct Qualitative Research in Finance

Professor Emeritus Dan Kaczynski, Dr. Michelle Salmona from the Institute for Mixed Methods Research, and Professor Tom Smith from Macquarie University are inviting contributions to a forthcoming book: How to Conduct Qualitative Research in Finance, to be published by Edward Elgar, UK.
Qualitative researchers in Finance are invited to propose a chapter for one of the four parts in the book. Each chapter will be a maximum of 8,000 words including references. Total word count includes 500 words for each figure and 300 words for each table. All chapters will be peer reviewed and contributing authors will join in with the peer review process, also aiding cross-chapter connections to be made.
If you are interested in contributing to this edited book, please send a 300-word abstract together with up to six keywords and a 100-word biography for each author by 11th July, 2022. In addition, provide a proposed chapter outline. If the abstract is accepted (with revisions where necessary), the completed chapter will be required by May, 2023 for review. Referencing and style for this book will be APA 7thedition. Acceptance of the abstract at the proposal stage does not mean an automatic acceptance of the chapter following peer review.
Book chapters
This book will be a great ‘roadmap’ for students and researchers in Finance who want to conduct a qualitative research study. The book will be divided into four parts:
   Part One    Understanding qualitative research today
   Part Two    Reaching a larger audience
   Part Three    Exemplars in the field
   Part Four   The future for qualitative research in Finance
There will likely be around 15 chapters that, together, will form a benchmark volume in the field of Finance. The book will posit that strong, robust and trustworthy qualitative research has a growing role in Finance research
Each of the contributed chapters will be presented as an exemplar in the field of Finance, showing the effective use of qualitative research in different contexts. Chapter contributors will be required to write with a focus relating to the section of the text where the chapter is located. This 'how-to' book is intended to incorporate a practical application of qualitative research in each chapter.
Each contributing author is expected to review another chapter in the book. Each chapter will be blind reviewed by 2 other contributing authors.
Chapter outline
Authors will be required to use the following section headers to facilitate comparison between chapters and consistency throughout the text:
    1. Setting up the research project | Research design, purpose and qualitative focus
  1. .
    1. Data sources & data management
  2. .
    1. Analysis processes, discussion and reporting the project
  3. .
    1. Looking Back: this section is where authors will reflect about their approach to qualitative research, relating to the chapter focus, what went well and how they could improve their work in the future. We will also ask authors to reflect about what they would do differently, were they to repeat the study
  4. .
    1. References
  5. .
    1. Information about the authors
Ethics - Each chapter submitted to this edited book will include a disclaimer saying ethics  approval was granted for the study and data security and privacy managed in accordance with that approval
Timeline for chapter delivery
   11th July, 2022    Abstract, keywords, biographies & chapter outline submission due
   September, 2022    Successful contributors notified
   May, 2023    Final chapters due for review
   June, 2023    Chapter sent out for peer review by other contributing authors
   August, 2023    Reviews due to be returned to editors
   October, 2023    Final chapters due to editors
Contributing authors are encouraged to review the  publisher guidelines available in the Edward Elgar Publishing author Hub Portal at:
The Hub outlines the production process and contains hints and tips that should save you time later on. You will find advice on topics such as copyright, publication ethics, abstracts, key words, figures and tables. The contributors' agreement is also available for your review.
Please send the abstract, keywords, proposed chapter outline, and biographies to: [email protected]

Draft Table of Contents - subject to change

Part One: Qualitative research today
  1. Positioning qualitative research in the field  of Finance
      1. Current practices in qualitative  research
      2. Current practices in Finance
  2. Design strategies
      1. Research design
      2. Research questions/s
      3. Research methods
  3. Ethics approval
      1. Why do we need Ethics Approval
      2. What are the Ethics  Rules?
      3. Supporting Documents
  4. Recruiting participants
      1. First-hand account
  5. Conducting interviews
  6. Conducting focus groups
  7. Digital tools
      1. How  digital tools can help with Qualitative Research
      2. Bringing Technology into the Mix
Part Two: Reaching a larger audience
  1. Publishing your work
      1. Data sharing and archiving
  2. What editors are looking for in Finance?
      1. An example  here for reaching a large  audience  might be
  3. Other Chapters  ideas welcomed
Part Three: Exemplars in the field
These Chapters will demonstrate exemplary research in the field of Finance where chapter authors can share how their practice has improved through the research process.
Part Four: The future for qualitative research in Finance
These chapters are a place where  authors can discuss new emerging practices, lessons learned and future trends for  qualitative research in Finance;