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be included in the e-mail and shared on social media such as LinkedIn. All the interviews will be kept anonymous and confidential. The collected data will be used for research purposes only and will be deleted at the end of the project. All the data stored will be in compliance with the Dutch privacy law (AVG). The data can only be accessed by the research group. The interviews will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams and will last a maximum of one hour. During this hour the following topics will be discussed, the use of IACC’s services, communication, organisational culture, safety and cybersecurity, technology, changing vision on meetings, and the impact of COVID-19 on the work environment. Depending on the knowledge and experience of the participant some topics will be more elaborately discussed and/or topics will be added to the discussion. All the interviews will be recorded if we receive permission from the participants in advance. The data collection period will be conducted during weeks 10, 11, and 12 of the school years 2021/2022. The interview questions can be found in Appendix 5: The Interview Questions Scheme. 3.4.3 Validity & Reliability To establish an accurate and reliable study, it must be ensured that the topics that emerge are trustworthy and consistent. To achieve a valid and reliable result, clear and detailed documentation has to be maintained to assure that the themes accurately represent the data gathered. To support and explain the topics and conclusions, the transcripts of the interviews included as many verbatim and quotes from respondents. These documents were supported by a clear outline of who is the interviewer and the interviewee which will be presented at the beginning of the recording and the transcript. The transcripts will only be used for educational purposes. The researcher's role is to keep a clear and critical eye on exploratory research, a way to avoid bias is to have a clear list of questions that are the same for every individual and as the interviewer have the same attitude towards everyone (University of Miami, 2020). The transcripts of the interviews are the first step in the analysis of qualitative interview data. Obtaining those transcripts necessitates recording and transcribing the session afterward, putting in each word spoken (Sheppard, 2020). 3.4.4 Data Collection As mentioned in 3.4.1, the ten interviews will be conducted where various topics will be discussed which are identified in the literature research such as Decentralisation in the workspace, their vision on the future, and organisational change and culture. When determining the sample size of the qualitative research, it was concluded that the sample size is not as straightforward in qualitative research as it is in quantitative research. While some experts in qualitative research avoid the topic of how many interviews are enough, there is indeed variability in what is suggested as a minimum. A number of articles, book chapters, and books recommend guidance and suggest anywhere from five to fifty participants as adequate (Dworkin, 2012). Therefore, a minimum of five interviews has been decided on and the Project Group aims for ten interviews as these may be cases where data saturation occurs. Data saturation is a useful guide to ensure enough relevant and comparable data has been collected. Saturation is defined by many as the point at which the data collection process no longer offers any new or relevant data. Another way to state this is that conceptual category in a research project can be considered saturated when gathering fresh data no longer sparks new theoretical insights, nor reveals new properties of your core theoretical categories. For this reason, the Project Group agreed to conduct ten interviews as it gives enough data for the researcher to recognise patterns in the interviewee’s experiences.



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