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Differentiated realities? A response to Andrew Sayer and Bob Scapens and ChunLei Yang

Sue Llewellyn (Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)

Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management

ISSN: 1176-6093

Article publication date: 7 March 2008

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Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to provide a response to commentaries in this issue by Andrew Sayer, and Robert W. Scapens and ChunLei Yang on “Case studies and differentiated realities” a paper by Sue Llewellyn published in Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management Vol. 4 No. 1, 2007.

Design/methodology/approach

Discusses issues raised in the commentaries around “differentiated realities”, “pluralist ontology” and the “single reality” of social constructivism.

Findings

Reiterates an understanding of the idea of “differentiated realities” and discusses the methodological implications that arise from it.

Originality/value

Clarifies Llewellyn's original discussion of differentiated realities and case studies.

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Citation

Llewellyn, S. (2008), "Differentiated realities? A response to Andrew Sayer and Bob Scapens and ChunLei Yang", Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 21-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/11766090810856750

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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