Research in Organizations: Foundations and Methods in Inquiry

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1 jul. 2005 - 459 páginas
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Richard A. Swanson and Elwood F. Holton, leading scholars in the field, bring together contributions from more than twenty distinguished researchers from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive introductory textbook on organizational research.

Designed for use by professors and students in graduate-level programs in business, management, organizational leadership, and human resource development, Research in Organizations teaches how to apply a range of methodolgies to the study of organizations. This comprehensive guide covers the theoretical foundations of various research methods, shows how to apply those methods in organizational settings, and examines the ethical conduct of research. It provides a holistic perspective, embracing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodology approaches and illuminating them through numerous illustrative examples.
 

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The Challenge of Research in Organizations
3
The Process of Framing Research in Organizations
11
Quantitative Research Methods
27
The Basics of Quantitative Research
29
Sampling Strategies and Power Analysis
45
Effect Sizes versus Statistical Significance
57
Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs
75
Survey Research in Organizations
97
Grounded Theory Research Methods
265
Ethnographic Research Methods
281
Historical Research Methods
295
Mixed Methods Research
313
Mixed Methods Research Developments Debates and Dilemmas
315
Case Study Research Methods
327
Theory Development Research Methods
351
Action Research Methods
375

Multivariate Research Methods
115
Structural Equation Modeling SEM An Introduction to Basic Techniques and Advanced Issues
143
Scale Development Principles and Practices
161
Factor Analysis Methods
181
MetaAnalysis Methods
201
Qualitative Research Methods
219
Context Lived Experience and Qualitative Research
221
Analyzing Qualitative Data
233
Research Resources
399
Using Journals and Databases in Research
401
Managing an Effective and Ethical Research Project
419
Name Index
437
Subject Index
443
About the Authors
453
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Richard A. Swanson is Professor of Human Resource Development at the University of Minnesota. Professors Swanson and Holton are coauthors of Foundations of Human Resource Development, Results, and The Adult Learner (with Malcolm Knowles) and coeditors of The Human Resource Development Research Handbook.

Elwood F. Holton, III is Jones S. Davis Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.

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