Team Building Exercise
The Effect Team Building Exercises Have on the Corporate Sector
A dissertation submitted by Ian Harnett in partial completion of the award for BSC (HONS) Sport Development and Coaching Sciences.
Chaper THREE - Methodology
For the research the author selected five major blue-chip companies who had recently experienced team building exercises.
The interviews used were semi-structured, information gathering techniques which allowed true views and detailed experiences to be revealed.
The reason for this selection was to enable the author to collect in-depth opinions, feelings, attitudes and beliefs from the managers.
By asking each of them the same topics in a semi-structured manner the interviewer is able to collect unbiased results (Saunders et al, 2003).
The interviewees were mainly female which was by chance and should not affect the results.
The interviewees are top end managers working for either national or multi-national companies.
All of the desired managers were interviewed achieving a response rate of 100%.
This displays the benefits of using the telephone method; it proved a lot easier to commit a very busy manager to a phone interview, rather than booking an official meeting.
To obtain the exact participant sample for this study the author was forced to use telephone interviews and was therefore unable to produce transcripts.
Instead, detailed telephone notes were taken.