Management Research Methods

Management Research Methods

by Phyllis Tharenou, Ross Donohue, Brian Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521694280

ISBN-13: 9780521694285

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Management Research Methods, first published in 2007, is a comprehensive guide to the design and conduct of research in management-related disciplines such as organisational behaviour, human resource management, industrial relations, and the general field of management. Specifically, the text begins by providing an overview of the research process and in subsequent

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Management Research Methods, first published in 2007, is a comprehensive guide to the design and conduct of research in management-related disciplines such as organisational behaviour, human resource management, industrial relations, and the general field of management. Specifically, the text begins by providing an overview of the research process and in subsequent chapters explains the major types of design used in management research (correlational field studies, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, case studies, historical analysis, and action research). There are also chapters that describe the methods of data collection (interviews, questionnaires, documentation and observation) commonly employed by management researchers. In addition, the text examines the issues of reliability and validity, the construction of multi-item scales, and the methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. The text concludes with a practical guide explaining how to report research findings and a discussion of the ethical issues in the conduct and practice of research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521694285
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The research process; 2. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs; 3. Correlation field study (survey) designs; 4. Case study research design; 5. Action research designs; 6. Asking questions: Questionnaires and interviews; 7. Documentation and observation; 8. Reliability and validity; 9. Scale development; 10. Quantitative data: data set-up and initial analysis; 11. Quantitative data: multivariate data analysis for answering research questions and hypothesis testing; 12. Content/textual data analysis; 13. Writing up a quantitative or qualitative project; 14. Ethical issues and conduct in the practice of research.

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