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Research Methods in Human Resource Management
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About the book
Fully updated throughout, this fifth edition is essential reading for master's-level CIPD and non-CIPD students alike.
Balancing theoretical frameworks and practical guidance, Research Methods in Human Resource Management explains everything from the first stages of a HR research project from defining a hypothesis and planning the research process through to reviewing literature and documents, collecting and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data. There is also guidance on how to write up the research project with best practice sample literature reviews and write-ups included.
Fully updated throughout, this edition now includes expert discussion of how secondary data can be used in a research project as well as new material on data collection in a hybrid world, ethics and sustainability. International examples and discussion of collecting data from different geographies. Mapped to the CIPD Advanced module, Business Research in People Practice, this is an invaluable textbook for all postgraduate HR students needing to complete a dissertation or research project. 'Review and Reflect' sections at the end of each chapter, case illustrations and activities help to consolidate learning. Online resources include an Instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and annotated weblinks.
About the authors
Valerie Anderson, Chartered MCIPD, is Reader in HRD at University of Portsmouth with extensive HRM and HRD management and consultancy experience.
Rita Fontinha is a Lecturer of International Business and Strategy specializing in Strategic and International HRM at Henley Business School.
Fiona Robson, Academic FCIPD is Head of Discipline for Business Management and Joint Programmes at AFG College in partnership with the University of Aberdeen. She is based in Doha, Qatar.