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Title Understanding human resource development : a research-based approach / edited by Jim McGoldrick, Jim Stewart, and Sandra Watson
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 407 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in human resource development
Routledge studies in human resource development.
Contents Researching HRD : philosophy, process and practice / Jim McGoldrick, Jim Stewart and Sandra Watson -- Defining the research question : on seizing the moment as the research question emerges / Monica Lee -- Problems of method in HRD research : company-based lifelong learning and 'longitudinality' / Jim McGoldrick, Graeme Martin and Judy Pate -- The tools of freedom and the sources of indignity / John Hamblett, Rick Holden and Denise Thursfield -- Towards evidence-based HRD practice / Bob Hamlin -- Researching HRD in small organizations / Rosemary Hill -- Evaluating the impact of management development on performance / Jonathan Winterton and Ruth Winterton -- Learning for change by telling stories / Jeff Gold, Stuart Watson and Mike Rix -- Learning to change, changing to learn : case studies in the automotive sector / Penny West -- Analysing quantitative research / Darren C. Short and K. Peter Kuchinke -- Writing the research story / Sally Sambrook -- Ethical issues in HRD research / Rona S. Beattie and Marilyn McDougall -- Implementing networked learning with HRD professionals internationally / Catherine Edwards -- Implications for reflective HRD practitioners of the influence of life experience on managers' career decisions / Goronwy Davies and Tony Wilson -- Going native! : ethnographic research in HRD / Rona S. Beattie -- Convergence and divergence in HRD : research and practice across Europe / Jean Woodall [and others] -- Using action research to explore the development needs of second generation Asian small businesses / Clare Rigg, Kiran Trehan and Monder Ram -- A new approach to the literature review / Sally Sambrook -- Postscript : the future for HRD research / Jim McGoldrick, Jim Stewart and Sandra Watson
Summary A definitive work on the design and conduct of research in HRD, examining the possibilities and limitations of particular methods and techniques. Emerging debates on the purpose, nature, practice and theoretical base of Human Resource Development
Notes Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Personnel management -- Research.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture.
Personnel management -- Research.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author McGoldrick, Jim, 1950-
Stewart, Jim, 1952-
Watson, Sandra.
LC no. 2001019638
ISBN 0203361199