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Research Methods For Organizational Studies

Author: Donald P. Schwab
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135704910
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This revision of a best selling research methods textbook introduces social science methods as applied broadly to the study of issues that arise as part of organizational life. These include issues involving organizational participants such as managers, teachers, customers, patients and clients, and transactions within and between organizations. In this new edition, chapter 19 now focuses on describing the modeling process and outcomes. An entirely new chapter 20 now addresses challenges to modeling. It goes substantially beyond a discussion of statistical inference. It also discusses issues in interpreting variance, explained estimates, and standardized and unstandardized regression coefficients. A new capstone chapter 21 helps students recognize good research. This textbook is accompanied by an Instructor's Manual for course use.

Research Methods For Organizational Studies

Author: Donald P. Schwab
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135704929
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This revision of a best selling research methods textbook introduces social science methods as applied broadly to the study of issues that arise as part of organizational life. These include issues involving organizational participants such as managers, teachers, customers, patients and clients, and transactions within and between organizations. In this new edition, chapter 19 now focuses on describing the modeling process and outcomes. An entirely new chapter 20 now addresses challenges to modeling. It goes substantially beyond a discussion of statistical inference. It also discusses issues in interpreting variance, explained estimates, and standardized and unstandardized regression coefficients. A new capstone chapter 21 helps students recognize good research. This textbook is accompanied by an Instructor's Manual for course use.

Research Methods For Organizational Studies

Author: Donald P. Schwab
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805831177
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Beautifully written and thoroughly class-tested, this practical text provides students of management and organizational studies with clear guidelines for conducting real-world research. Unusually applied, it provides tools with which to do research (data sets and statistical software) and discusses application issues typically missing from other research texts--for example, cleaning data, addressing missing data, coding data, and transforming data. It also provides numerous exercises for solving applied research problems. Among the more notable features are the following: Organizing Model-Two organizing figures (carried throughout the text) imbue discussions with an unusual degree of clarity and coherence. The first illustrates the mutual relationship between the three main research activities-design, measurement, and analysis. The second illustrates how conceptual validity is the major criterion for evaluating empirical research outcomes and procedures. Flexibility-This book accommodates the wide variation in background that students bring into this course. In addition to the first 15 chapters which introduce basic research topics, the final section contains four chapters that extend the discussion of some basic topic. These extension chapters make the text adaptable for doctoral level students. Statistics-In addition to an entire section on data analysis, discussions throughout take an applied data analysis perspective rather than a statistical one. Also, statistics is separated from statistical inference. Supplements-An instructor's manual contains the following elements for each chapter: chapter outlines, teaching objectives and ideas, answers to chapter questions, and additional questions and answers that can be used for tests. Many chapters also have exercises to reinforce material covered. A disk is available that contains cases and data for chapter exercises and for course projects. The disk also contains all of the Exhibits in the book in PowerPoint slides.

Qualitative Research Methods In Organisation Studies

Author: Lise Justesen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788741256450
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Thorough and effective, this methodology textbook is designed to introduce students and researchers to the four most commonly used qualitative methods in organization studies: interviews, focus groups, observation, and document studies. The four methods are presented in relation to three theoretical perspectives—realism, phenomenology, and constructivism—providing the reader with a deeper understanding of qualitative studies. Illustrated by real-life examples in key areas of organization studies, including human resource management, marketing, CSR, and performance auditing, each chapter also features practical exercises.

Organizational Research Methods

Author: Paul M Brewerton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761971016
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This timely book provides the reader 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. It provides an overview of a wide variety of research strategies, methods of data collection (both qualitative and quantitative) and analysis in a volume accessible to both an undergraduate, postgraduate and practitioner readership alike.

A Narrative Approach To Organization Studies

Author: Barbara Czarniawska
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761906636
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With a focus on organization studies, this volume takes readers through the narrative approach to qualitative research, from setting up the fieldwork to writing up the research.

Narrative Methods For Organizational Communication Research

Author: David M Boje
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412931428
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`The book is a unique and excellent introduction to postmodern narrative analyses' - Organization Studies `[This book] should succeed in putting the metaphorical cat amongst just about every metaphorical pigeon that might imaginably take flight within the organization and communication research arenas. Story time will never be the same again, nor will interpretative research' - Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney `Timely and first rate. It nicely stretches a reader's thinking about the topic' - Thomas Lee, University of Washington, School of Business `David Boje is a pioneering theorist in organization studies and management... [His book] is yet another example of Boje's pioneering spirit and concern for exactitude. [His] scholarly account of narrative and antenarrative methods is both corrective and exploratory of how stories must be understood in terms of their own internal dynamics, and not viewed as static entities. Boje's book is a magnificent start... A book that breaks new ground in organizational analysis, this is a must-read for researchers and practitioners in the fields of organization and management studies' - Adrian Carr, University of Western Sydney `Boje masterfully shows how to analyze texts and ideas before they are reduced and fitted into the dominant ideological frameworks of the day. [He] provides a powerful tool for achieving greater democracy in how we approach doing social science... [and] liberates our capacity to make meanings for ourselves' - Paul Hirsch, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management `This is an important book. It is a major methodological contribution to critical, postmodern studies of organizations and management. It is essential reading for critical management scholars' - Robert P. Gephart, Jr., University of Alberta School of Business `David Boje has emerged as the leading postmodern thinker in management theory and organization science. His prolific output lights the path for others to follow in a field awakening to the challenge of postmodern critical theory. Updating and revising narrative theory for the prevailing "postmodern condition," Boje masterfully reconstructs the concepts and methods of storytelling, as he subverts the dominant principles of modernist organization theory. He offers a subtle and complex notion of narrative... This impressive book should leave an indelible mark on management and organization studies' - Steven Best, University of Texas, El Paso An essential guide for academics and researchers needing to look at alternative discourse analysis strategies. As a research tool, narrative methods have become increasingly useful in organization studies, where much research involves the interpretation of 'stories' in some form. This methodology can be applied where qualitative story analyses can help to assess interview, newspaper or web document stories for research projects. In this book, Boje sets out eight analysis options that can deal with storytelling, recognizing that stories in organizations can be self-destructing, flowing, networking and not at all static. In so doing, he shows ways in which narrative methods can be supplemented by 'antenarrative' methods, where fragmented and collective storytelling can be interpreted. A valuable resource that will be widely used in organizational or communications research, for graduate level qualitative methods seminars and by researchers wanting to do story analysis. David Boje is Professor at the New Mexico State University. He is also on the editorial board of the journal Organization.

Using Qualitative Methods In Organizational Research

Author: Thomas W. Lee
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908074
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Offering a broad description of qualitative research, this book facilitates the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in organizational research. It examines the methods and tactics for both generating and testing management theories, including guidelines for deciding whether to use qualitative methods and overviews of four specific research designs. It describes how qualitative data is collected and analyzed and when and how to quantitatively analyze qualitative data. The author articulates the critical roles for reliability and validity and in the final chapter offers conclusions and recommendations for writing articles that report qualitative studies.

The Sage Handbook Of Organizational Research Methods

Author: Professor David Buchanan
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 1446246051
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The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods provides a rich resource for organizational researchers, locating the technical aspects of organizational research in the wider context of the relevant personal, epistemological, theoretical, historical, ethical, and political issues. David Buchanan and Alan Bryman have gathered together many of the world's leading writers on theory, method, and analysis in organizational research and have made this the most comprehensive and cutting-edge volume in this ever-growing field.