Providing an accessible guide to the planning and execution of HRM research projects, this text seeks to develop the knowledge and skills of first-time researchers for effective research into HRM issues in organisations.
Practically orientated with discussion of conceptual frameworks and different methodological traditions also included, the text finely balances practitioner guidance with academic rigour to create a critical and academically valid text while offering practical and comprehensive guidance on completing research projects.
Written and presented in an accessible way, with clear learning outcomes for each chapter and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities, examples of research projects in HRM are also included, as are desk research and web-based investigation activities and questions based on small case scenarios. Also included in each chapter are activities and opportunities for reflection on practice.
The new edition of the text includes several new features designed to make the book more accessible and useful. The text has been redesigned to make the expanded chapters clear and easy to navigate. The new text also includes more on methodology, philosophy, ontology and epistemology. The expanded coverage of these topics will help to underpin the student approach to research. The book also has an expanded section on quantitative methods and analysis as well as ethics to reflect a growing importance of these areas as well as limit the need for students to use other books. Finally, the new edition will feature a new website which should increase its’ attractiveness to tutors.