Research in Organizations: Foundations and Methods of Inquiry

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Berrett-Koehler, 2005 - Business & Economics - 459 pages
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 Organizationsteaches 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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About the author (2005)

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

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.