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Causal Analysis: Assumptions, Models, and Data - James, Lawrence R.; Mulaik, Stanley A.;
Call Number: HD 30.4 .J14 1982
ISBN: 0803918682
Publication Date: 1982
A review of techniques for testing causal hypotheses against empirical data is presented in this volume to discuss their utility in research on organizations. Ten conditions for use are outlined, and the advantages and disadvantages of these methods for organization research are examined. The authors also consider the philosophical issues that attach to the idea of causation.

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Collaborative Research in Organizations: Foundations for Learning, Change, and Theoretical Development - Adler; Niclas; Shani, Abrahma B.; Styhre, Alexander (eds.)
Call Number: HD 30.4 .C645 2004
ISBN: 0761928634
Publication Date: 2003
Collaborative Research in Organizations: Foundations for Learning, Change, and Theoretical Development leverages and sustains the role of management research while increasing the theoretical development of complex organizational and management issues. The true partnership ideal and emergent inquiry process make collaborative research complex and difficult to organize, lead, and manage. This book addresses these needs by revisiting traditional research ideals.

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Designing and Managing a Research Project: A Business Student's Guide - Polonsky, Michael Jay; Waller, David Scott
Call Number: HD 30.4 .P65 2004
ISBN: 0761922490
Publication Date: 2004
Designing and Managing a Research Project is a concise, easy to read text designed to guide business students through the various aspects of designing and managing research projects. The focus is on research projects that have a solid academic basis, although some implications for more applied projects are also highlighted. It is divided into three main sections, "Laying the Foundations", "Undertaking the Research", and "Communicating the Results", which present a logical flow for the research project.  A unique aspect of the book is the inclusion of particular chapters on topics like supervision, group work and ethics, and the focus of the discussion of data analysis (qualitative and quantitative). The authors have applied their years of past experience in supervising student projects, when writing this book to provide some actual examples of problems and practical guidelines. 

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Doing Critical Management Research - Alvesson, Mats; Deetz, Stanley;
Call Number: HD 30.4 .A48 2000
ISBN: 0761953329
Publication Date: 2000
Providing a detailed discussion of the practice of doing critical research in organizations, utilizing both qualitative research processes and critical theories of organizations, this textbook will be essential for all those involved in interpreting and researching contemporary institutions and organizations. This volume gives an authoritative and insightful framework for navigating critical theories and methods across the social sciences, but in particular in relation to the study of corporate organizations.

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International and Cross-Cultural Management Research - Usunier, Jean-Claude
Call Number: HD 30.4 .U837 1998
ISBN: 0761952810
Publication Date: 1998
Written for students and others wishing to do international and cross-cultural research in business and management, this book provides an accessible introduction to the major principles and practices. A cross-cultural perspective has become vital to most contemporary management research. The increasingly global business environment has led to both a greater practical need for international management research and a questioning of whether management science follows universal rules. This book addresses the particular characteristics of international management research, including the important role of culture. A key introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the background, major issues and different a

Meta-Analysis: Cumulating Research Findings Across Studies - Hunter, John E.; Schmidt, Frank L.; Jackson, Gregg B.;l
Call Number: HD 30.4 .H86 1982
ISBN: 080391864X
Publication Date: 1982
Meta-analysis is a way of synthesizing previous research on a subject in order to assess what has already been learned, and even to derive new conclusions from the mass of already researched data. In the opinion of many social scientists, it offers hope for a truly cumulative social scientific knowledge.

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Renewing Research Practice - Stablein, Ralph E.; Frost, Peter J.; (Eds.)
Call Number: HD 30.4 .R4595 2004
ISBN: 0804746761
Publication Date: 2004
In Renewing Research Practice prominent scholars in organization studies share their experiences in overcoming research obstacles, working with collaborators, and balancing professional and personal life demands. This book, driven by the scholars' stories of triumph and frustration, will help others in similar situations find their way to successful research renewal. The book is organized around a series of chapters and commentaries that invites the reader to interact with the ideas presented. Interspersed between the chapters, the volume editors discuss broader issues important to the development of a successful research practice—the nature of the scholarly community, ethics, the changing terrain of organization studies, the intoxication of the research journey, rethinking the notion of discipline, and a reflection on the American-centrism of management research. Of special interest to scholars and researchers in organization studies, this book will assist all social scientists, at whatever stage of the research journey they are in.

Research Methods in Business Studies: A Practical Guide - Ghauri, Pervez; Gronhaug, Kjell;
Call Number: HD 30.4 .G49 2005
Publication Date: 2005

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Research Methods for Organizational Studies - Schwab, Donald P.
Call Number: HD 30.4 .S38 2005
ISBN: 0805847278
Publication Date: 2004
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.

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Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach - Sekaran, Uma
Call Number: HD 30.4 .S435 1992
ISBN: 0471618896
Publication Date: 1992
Covers all current areas of business ranging from management and marketing to finance and accounting. Features a new chapter on statistics; direct, detailed guidelines for conducting systematic research to produce sound reports; extensive, practical, skill-building exercises that challenge students to think and apply their research knowledge; an in-depth discussion of computer-assisted data collection and analysis and much more.

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Researching Operations Management - Karlsson, Christer (ed.)
Call Number: HD 30.4 .R478 2009
ISBN: 9780415990561
Publication Date: 2008
Researching Operations Management fills the growing need for a comprehensive textbook and reference on doing quality research in the field of Operations Management (OM). It addresses the particular problem--especially for advanced students and beginning researchers--that many academic departments specialize in just one or a few approaches to research. As a result many students and researchers are not exposed to the breadth of possible research approaches in OM. Providing a concise overview of each of the most important research approaches in the field, the book enables researchers and students to understand and practice these methods, thus giving them a platform for choosing appropriate and complementary approaches to their research. With contributions from an international group of leading thinkers in the OM research field, the book covers those methods frequently used in studies of OM as well as adjacent applied management areas such as management of innovation and R&D, logistics, and supply chain management. Included are chapters on surveys, case studies, action research, longitudinal field studies, and models and simulations together with chapters on planning, positioning, assessing, and publishing research. In addition, the contributors also consider ethical and cultural issues in researching operations management.

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Researching Organizational Values and Beliefs: The Echo Approach - Cunningham, J. Barton
Call Number: HD 30.4 .C86 2001
ISBN: 1567203728
Publication Date: 2001
Emerged from the Lewinian tradition of research into organizational behavior, motivation, and change, here is a conceptual but practical way for HR professionals and others in today's organizations to understand better, more quickly and reliably, what the underlying human problems in their organizations are. Cunningham proceeds from the conviction that the key to solving organizational problems is in the hands of people, and that when people talk about the problems they experience they are reflecting their values and beliefs. The way to get people to do that is through a style of inquiry called indirect questioning--the Echo approach. This approach, which managers and executives in all types of organizations will find helpful and extensively useful is the subject of CunninghaM&Apos;s examination. The Echo approach is designed to bring to the surface and measure the values and beliefs held by a group of people and the organizations they comprise. Cunningham illustrates how this approach works, how to design interviews, surveys, and observations that actually echo peoples' values and beliefs--the obvious ones and those they keep hidden. Readable, well illustrated with cases and examples, this book will help executives at all levels understand better what people in these organizations are actually thinking and saying. In doing so it will help organizations become more productive and be more desirable places to work.

Statistical Methods for Organizational Research: Theory and Practice - Dewberry, Chris
Call Number: HD 30.4 .D484 2004
ISBN: 0415334241
Publication Date: 2004
This clearly written textbook clarifies the concepts underpinning descriptive and inferential statistics in organizational research. Acting as much more than a theoretical reference tool, step-by-step it guides readers through the various key stages of successful data analysis. Covering everything from introductory descriptive statistics to advanced inferential techniques such as ANOVA, multiple and logistic regression and factor analysis, this is one of the most comprehensive textbooks available. Using examples directly relevant to organizational research it includes practical advice on such topics as the size of samples required in research studies, using and interpreting SPSS, and writing up results. In helping readers to develop a sound understanding of statistical methods, rather than focusing on complex formulas and computations, this outstanding textbook is as appropriate for those who wish to refresh their knowledge as those new to the subject area.

Statistical Methods for Organizational Research: Theory and Practice - Dewberry, Chris
Call Number: HD 30.4 .D484 2004
ISBN: 0415334241
Publication Date: 2004
This clearly written textbook clarifies the concepts underpinning descriptive and inferential statistics in organizational research. Acting as much more than a theoretical reference tool, step-by-step it guides readers through the various key stages of successful data analysis. Covering everything from introductory descriptive statistics to advanced inferential techniques such as ANOVA, multiple and logistic regression and factor analysis, this is one of the most comprehensive textbooks available. Using examples directly relevant to organizational research it includes practical advice on such topics as the size of samples required in research studies, using and interpreting SPSS, and writing up results. In helping readers to develop a sound understanding of statistical methods, rather than focusing on complex formulas and computations, this outstanding textbook is as appropriate for those who wish to refresh their knowledge as those new to the subject area.

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Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice - Mohrman, Susan Albers; Lawler, Ed;
ISBN: 9781605096018
Publication Date: 2011
Features a who's who of leading management scholarsTakes a stand on a major controversy in academia: should organizational research aspire to be relevant to practitioners?A sequel to the seminal book, Doing Research That is Useful for Theory and Practice, also edited by Ed Lawler, Susan Mohrman, and Associates For decades there has been an ongoing, at times heated, debate over how relevant to real-world organizational concerns academic organizational research should be. The contributors to this book argue that in order to keep organizational research relevant to both theory and practice, research must deviate from the orthodoxy of traditional positivistic research. The true test of whether knowledge is useful to practice is not whether it is "theoretically" impactful but whether it is theoretically impactful and results in improved organizational effectiveness.The contributing authors were selected for their demonstrated ability to conduct useful research and their distinguished academic careers. Part I of the book features active scholars who describe the choices they make and the tactics they employ to ensure that their work advances both theory and practice. In part II, four highly respected researchers reflect on how they approached their careers so that they could have a broad impact on practice and still maintain academic rigor. Part III describes pathways to bring academic knowledge to practice--working with consultancies, executive PhD programs, OD specialists, and professional associations, as well as framing academic concepts in ways that are attention-grabbing, memorable, and credible to practitioners. Part IV looks at institutional constraints and enablers: the prospects for useful research in traditional academic settings like business schools, peer-reviewed journals, and the Academy of Management. Finally, part V sums up the themes of the book and the challenges and opportunities facing researchers who aspire to do research that advances both theory and practice.
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