Doing Research That Is Useful for Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Doing Research That Is Useful for Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Edward E. Lawler III
     
 

ISBN-10: 0875896499

ISBN-13: 9780875896496

Pub. Date: 05/17/1985

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Dealing with issues that cut across all social and behavioral sciences, Doing Research That Is Useful for Theory and Practice is full of practical advice on conducting successful research. Of particular value to emerging organizational researchers and future executives, the debate addresses the kind of relationship to develop with organizations, what research methods…  See more details below

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Dealing with issues that cut across all social and behavioral sciences, Doing Research That Is Useful for Theory and Practice is full of practical advice on conducting successful research. Of particular value to emerging organizational researchers and future executives, the debate addresses the kind of relationship to develop with organizations, what research methods and instruments are most useful, the kind of feedback to give organizations, and the ethical responsibilities researchers have. Although the examples presented are mostly from organizational research, industrial and organizational psychologists - as well as other professionals in psychology, sociology, and management - confront the same questions about research methodology and value. A new introduction examines the enduring importance of this topic and the continuing relevance of the book's contributions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875896496
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/17/1985
Series:
Management-Social and Behavioral Science Series
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Edition
Preface
The Authors
Pt. 1Doing Useful Research: An Introduction to the Issues
1Challenging Traditional Research Assumptions1
2Why Our Old Pictures of the World Do Not Work Anymore18
Response and Commentary36
Pt. 2Alternative Approaches to Doing Useful Organizational Research
3Institutional and Organizational Issues in Doing Useful Research45
Response and Commentary60
4Making Knowledge More Relevant to Practice: Maps for Action79
Response and Commentary107
5Doing Research That Makes a Difference126
Response and Commentary149
6Strategies with Dual Relevance176
Response and Commentary204
7Contextualist Research: A Natural Way to Link Theory and Practice222
Response and Commentary249
8Organization Design for the Future: A Collaborative Research Approach275
Response and Commentary306
Pt. 3Comparing Research Approaches
9Critical Issues in Doing Research That Contributes to Theory and Practice324
Epilogue: Walking the Tightrope Between Theory and Practice346
Afterword: Observations on What We Have Learned About Useful Research351
Appendix: Questions for Chapter Authors359
Index363

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