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Organizational Research Methods : A Guide for Students and Researchers.

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2001Copyright date: ©2001Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (204 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781412931472
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Organizational Research Methods : A Guide for Students and ResearchersDDC classification:
  • 302.35072
LOC classification:
  • HM786 -- .B74 2001eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover Page -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Boxes -- List of Case Studies -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Research in organizations: debunking the myths -- 1.2 Objectives of the book -- 1.3 The role of the researcher -- 1.4 References and further reading -- 2 Applying Social Science to the Real World -- 2.1 Introducing the scientist-practitioner model -- 2.2 Tackling the question from a scientific perspective -- 2.3 The practitioner approach -- 2.4 Scientist-practitioners: applying science in a practical environment -- 2.5 Can science be qualitative? -- 2.6 The 'action research' model -- 2.7 References and further reading -- 3 Starting off the Research Process -- 3.1 Some common fears and worries about research -- 3.2 Establishing a research framework and getting yourself a supervisor -- 3.3 Project planning -- 3.4 One step on … the project proposal -- 3.5 The internet as a research resource -- 3.6 The literature review -- 3.7 Operationalizing the research question(s) -- 4 Obtaining and Using Access to an Organization -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Obtaining access from 'scratch' -- 4.3 Getting 'buy in' across the organization -- 4.4 'Managing' the organization throughout the research process -- 5 Project Design -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The case-study or 'now' design -- 5.3 The correlational design -- 5.4 The experimental design -- 5.5 Selecting a research design -- 5.6 Ethical considerations in organizational research -- 5.7 References and further reading -- 6 Methods of Data Collection -- 6.1 The research process continues -- 6.2 Criteria for selecting a method -- 6.3 Interviews -- 6.4 Techniques for use in interview contexts -- 6.5 The focus group method -- 6.6 Psychometric research -- 6.7 Observation -- 6.8 Survey and questionnaire design -- 6.9 Diary methods -- 7 Sampling Considerations.
7.1 Introduction and definitions -- 7.2 Probability sampling -- 7.3 Non-probability sampling -- 7.4 Limitations of sampling approach on analysis -- 7.5 Conclusion -- 7.6 References and further reading -- 8 Assessing Performance in Organizations -- 8.1 Performance, effectiveness and productivity -- 8.2 The criterion issue -- 8.3 Individual performance -- 8.4 Group performance -- 8.5 Organizational performance -- 8.6 Conclusion -- 8.7 References and further reading -- 9 Data Analysis -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Statistical data analysis: finding a test -- 9.3 Statistical data analysis: the tests -- 9.4 Content analysis -- 9.5 Multi-dimensional scalogram analysis -- 9.6 Meta-analysis -- 9.7 Structural equation modelling -- 10 Reporting Research Findings -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Reporting to an academic audience -- 10.3 Writing up for academic publication -- 10.4 The client report -- 10.5 References and further reading -- 10.6 Presenting research findings -- 11 Concluding Words -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary: New from SAGE Publications `This text provides a timely and comprehensive introduction to major research methods in the Organizational sciences. It will be a boon to all students... a standard reference for staff teaching research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students of business studies or organizational behaviour' - Professor Neil Anderson, Goldsmiths College, University London Order you inspection copy via our web site www.sagepub.co.uk/inspection _copy_request.html This excellent text provides a practical guide for students and researchers with clear pointers for how to conduct organizational research appropriately, through planning and making informed and systematic research decisions, to understanding the ethical implications of applied organizational research, to implementing, reporting and presenting the findings to the highest possible standards. This book will be essential reading to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers, in organizational studies and management disciplines.
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Cover Page -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Boxes -- List of Case Studies -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Research in organizations: debunking the myths -- 1.2 Objectives of the book -- 1.3 The role of the researcher -- 1.4 References and further reading -- 2 Applying Social Science to the Real World -- 2.1 Introducing the scientist-practitioner model -- 2.2 Tackling the question from a scientific perspective -- 2.3 The practitioner approach -- 2.4 Scientist-practitioners: applying science in a practical environment -- 2.5 Can science be qualitative? -- 2.6 The 'action research' model -- 2.7 References and further reading -- 3 Starting off the Research Process -- 3.1 Some common fears and worries about research -- 3.2 Establishing a research framework and getting yourself a supervisor -- 3.3 Project planning -- 3.4 One step on … the project proposal -- 3.5 The internet as a research resource -- 3.6 The literature review -- 3.7 Operationalizing the research question(s) -- 4 Obtaining and Using Access to an Organization -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Obtaining access from 'scratch' -- 4.3 Getting 'buy in' across the organization -- 4.4 'Managing' the organization throughout the research process -- 5 Project Design -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The case-study or 'now' design -- 5.3 The correlational design -- 5.4 The experimental design -- 5.5 Selecting a research design -- 5.6 Ethical considerations in organizational research -- 5.7 References and further reading -- 6 Methods of Data Collection -- 6.1 The research process continues -- 6.2 Criteria for selecting a method -- 6.3 Interviews -- 6.4 Techniques for use in interview contexts -- 6.5 The focus group method -- 6.6 Psychometric research -- 6.7 Observation -- 6.8 Survey and questionnaire design -- 6.9 Diary methods -- 7 Sampling Considerations.

7.1 Introduction and definitions -- 7.2 Probability sampling -- 7.3 Non-probability sampling -- 7.4 Limitations of sampling approach on analysis -- 7.5 Conclusion -- 7.6 References and further reading -- 8 Assessing Performance in Organizations -- 8.1 Performance, effectiveness and productivity -- 8.2 The criterion issue -- 8.3 Individual performance -- 8.4 Group performance -- 8.5 Organizational performance -- 8.6 Conclusion -- 8.7 References and further reading -- 9 Data Analysis -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Statistical data analysis: finding a test -- 9.3 Statistical data analysis: the tests -- 9.4 Content analysis -- 9.5 Multi-dimensional scalogram analysis -- 9.6 Meta-analysis -- 9.7 Structural equation modelling -- 10 Reporting Research Findings -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Reporting to an academic audience -- 10.3 Writing up for academic publication -- 10.4 The client report -- 10.5 References and further reading -- 10.6 Presenting research findings -- 11 Concluding Words -- Glossary -- Index.

New from SAGE Publications `This text provides a timely and comprehensive introduction to major research methods in the Organizational sciences. It will be a boon to all students... a standard reference for staff teaching research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students of business studies or organizational behaviour' - Professor Neil Anderson, Goldsmiths College, University London Order you inspection copy via our web site www.sagepub.co.uk/inspection _copy_request.html This excellent text provides a practical guide for students and researchers with clear pointers for how to conduct organizational research appropriately, through planning and making informed and systematic research decisions, to understanding the ethical implications of applied organizational research, to implementing, reporting and presenting the findings to the highest possible standards. This book will be essential reading to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers, in organizational studies and management disciplines.

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