Research Methods in Human Resource Management: Investigating a Business Issue, Fourth Edition

  • 9h 53m
  • Fiona Robson, Rita Fontinha, Valerie Anderson
  • Kogan Page
  • 2020

Research Methods in Human Resource Management is a key resource for anyone undertaking a research report or dissertation. 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 4th edition of Research Methods in Human Resource Management balances theoretical frameworks and practical guidance. Fully updated throughout, this edition now includes increased discussion of methodological issues, more real-life examples and international case studies and best practice sample literature reviews and write-ups. 'Review and Reflect' sections at the end of each chapter help to consolidate learning and explain how it can aid professional development. This book is fully mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module on Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective, and multiple-choice questions and a glossary of terms help students understand the key concepts and use the terminology confidently. Online supporting resources for lecturers include an instructor's manual and lecture slides and there are annotated web links, further reading and new reflective questions for students.

About the Authors

Valerie Anderson, Chartered MCIPD, is Reader in HRD at University of Portsmouth. 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.

Rita Fontinha is a Lecturer of International Business and Strategy specialising in Strategic and International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Fiona Robson, Academic FCIPD is Director of Excellence in Learning & Teaching and Reader in Human Resource Management at Newcastle University Business School.

In this Book

  • Investigating and Researching HR Issues
  • First Stages Towards an HR Project
  • Finding and Reviewing HR Literature and Information Sources
  • Ethics, Professionalism, Standards and HR Research
  • Planning the Research Process
  • Finding and Using Documents and Organisational Evidence
  • Collecting and Recording Qualitative Data
  • Analysing Qualitative Data
  • Collecting and Recording Quantitative Data
  • Analysing Quantitative Data
  • Writing Up Your Project and Making Recommendations
  • Making an Impact: The Relationship Between Research and Practice