Fully mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module on Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective, Research Methods in Human Resource Management is a key resource for anyone undertaking a research report. It covers the planning and execution of HRM research projects, from investigating and researching HR issues to designing and implementing research and then evaluating and reviewing the results.
Filled with international examples to provide a global perspective, this fully updated 3rd edition of Research Methods in Human Resource Management balances theoretical frameworks and practical guidance. It includes increased attention to methodology issues, more real-life examples and a discussion of ethics in line with current research and practice. 'Review and Reflect' sections at the end of each chapter help apply learning to personal experience and professional development, and multiple-choice questions and a glossary of terms help students understand the key concepts. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and annotated web links.
Dr. Valerie Anderson, Chartered MCIPD, is Principal Lecturer in HRM at Portsmouth University Business School, UK. She gained extensive HRM and HRD management and consultancy experience in a range of different public and private sector organizations before moving to a career in higher education. Valerie's main teaching activities relate to research methods, leadership and management, and learning, training and development. Her research interests are focused on learning and development in work organizations. She was the lead researcher for two CIPD research projects: The Value of Learning (2007) and Coaching at the Sharp End (2009).
Section - ONE: Introduction;
Chapter - 01: Investigating and Researching HR Issues;
Section - TWO: Plan and Design the Research;
Chapter - 02: First Stages Towards an HR Project;
Chapter - 03: Finding and Reviewing HR Literature and Information Sources;
Chapter - 04: Ethics, Professionalism and HR Research;
Chapter - 05: Planning the Research Process;
Section - THREE: Implement Your Research;
Chapter - 06: Finding and Using Documents and Organisational Evidence;
Chapter - 07: Collecting and Recording Qualitative Data;
Chapter - 08: Analysing Qualitative Data;
Chapter - 09: Collecting and Recording Quantitative Data;
Chapter - 10: Analysing Quantitative Data;
Section - FOUR: Evaluate and Review;
Chapter - 11: Writing Up Your Project and Making Recommendations;
Chapter - 12: Developing Effective Links Between Research and Practice