Research methods - human resource management
Please note the availability of this module is for Term 1: September/October to December.
- The first issue addresses some basic topics on doing research in organisational settings such as understanding an empirical research model; formulating testing hypotheses; understanding research paradigms, and knowledge on writing a research proposal.
- The second issue concerns the quantitative methods.
- The third issue focus on the qualitative research methods.
- The last issue touches on two other types of research techniques: using experimental design and conduction cross-cultural studies.
By completing this module, you will be able to:
- Formulate sound research questions.
- Develop testable research hypotheses.
- Be familiar with research process.
- Critically evaluate an empirical study.
- Understand pros and cons in using quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Be aware of ethical issues involved in their research projects.
- Be able to undertake their final research projects.
A multiple choice two-hour unseen written examination.
- Schwab, D. (2005). Research methods for organizational studies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Denzin, N. K. & Lincoln, Y. S. (2011). The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research. Sage: London.
- Dewberry, C. (2004). Statistical Methods for Organizational Research: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge.
- Journal articles are listed under each specific topic and also available on-line on Moodle.
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