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Research in Organizations; Foundations and Methods of Inquiry
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Advancing Research in Organizations through Learning Communities
-ANDREW H. VAN DE VEN, University of Minnesota
Preface
List of Figures
List of Tables

PART ONE
Research in Organizations
1: The Challenge of Research in Organizations
-RICHARD A. SWANSON, University of Minnesota
2: The Process of Framing Research in Organizations
-RICHARD A. SWANSON, University of Minnesota

PART TWO
Quantitative Research Methods
3: The Basics of Quantitative Research
-ELWOOD F. HOLTON III AND MICHAEL F. BURNETT, Louisiana State University
4: Sampling Strategies and Power Analysis
-DAVID L. PASSMORE AND ROSE M. BAKER, The Pennsylvania State University
5: Effects Sizes versus Statistical Significance
-BRUCE THOMPSON, Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)
6: Experimental and Quasi-experimental Designs
-DARLENE RUSS-EFT, Oregon State University, and AMY L. HOOVER, Central Washington University
7: Survey Research in Organizations
-KENNETH R. BARTLETT, University of Minnesota
8: Multivariate Research Methods
-REID A. BATES, Louisiana State University
9: Structural Equation Modeling: An Introduction to Basic Techniques and Advanced Issues
-JENI L. BARNETTE and LARRY J. WILLIAMS, Virginia Commonwealth Universit
10: Scale Development Principles and Practices
-TIMOTHY R. HINKIN, Cornell University
11: Factor Analysis Methods
-BAIYIN YANG, University of Minnesota
12: Meta-Analysis Methods
-BAIYIN YANG, University of Minnesota

PART THREE
Qualitative Research Methods
13: Content, Lived Experience, and Qualitative Research
-YVONNA S. LINCOLN, Texas A&M University
14: Analyzing Qualitative Data
-WENDY E. A. RUONA, University of Georgia
15: Grounded Theory Research Methods
-CAROL D. HANSEN, Georgia State University
16: Ethnographic Research Methods
-PAMELA CRESPIN, CHRISTINE MILLER, and ALLEN W. BATTEAU, Wayne State University
17: Historical Research Methods
-MICHAEL ROWLINSON, Queen Mary, University of London

PART FOUR
Mixed Methods Research
18: Mixed Methods Research: Developments, Debates, and Dilemmas
-JOHN W. CRESWELL, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and J. DAVID CRESWELL, University of California-Los Angeles
19: Case Study Research Methods
-ANDREA D. ELLINGER, University of Illinois; KAREN E. WATKINS, University of Georgia; and VICTORIA J. MARSICK, Columbia University
20: Theory Development Research Methods
-RICHARD J. TORRACO, University of Nebraska
21: Action Research Methods
-LYLE YORKS, Columbia University

PART FIVE
Research Resources
22: Using Journals and Databases in Research
-THOMAS J. CHERMACK and DAVID L. PASSMORE, The Pennsylvania State University
23: Managing an Effective and Ethical Research Project
-MILES T. BRYANT, University of Nebraska

Name Index
Subject Index
About the Authors

About the Author

Richard A. Swanson is Professor of Human Resource Development at the University of Minnesota. Elwood F. Holton, III is Jones S. Davis Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University. Professors Swanson and Holton are coauthors of Foundations of Human Resource Development, Results, and The Adult Learner (with Malcolm Knowles) and coeditors of The Human Resource Development Research Handbook.

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"If research is the seed, this book is the tool to till the soil."
-Ken Melrose, Chairman and CEO, The Toro Company

"Research in Organizations is unique-it speaks clearly to seasoned and beginning scholars."
-Irwin L. Goldstein, Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland

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