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Researching the world of work : strategies and methods in studying industrial relations

Author: Keith Whitfield; George Strauss
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, the first on industrial relations research methods, comes at a time when the field of industrial relations is in flux and research strategy has become more complex and varied. Research  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Researching the world of work.
Ithaca : ILR Press, 1998
(DLC) 97048339
(OCoLC)38024147
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Whitfield; George Strauss
ISBN: 9781501717710 1501717715
OCLC Number: 1037272914
Notes: Articles by contributors recruited by the Research Methods Study Group of the International Industrial Relations Association (IITA).
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 330 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ch. 1. Research methods in industrial relations / George Strauss and Keith Whitfield --
ch. 2. What is distinctive about industrial relations research / Thomas A. Kochan --
ch. 3. Qualitative methods: technique or size / Richard Whipp --
ch. 4. Quantitative methods: it's not what you do, it's the way that you do it / Keith Whitfield --
ch. 5. Experimental methods / Jan Bruins --
ch. 6. Role and challenge of case study design in industrial relations research / Jim Kitay and Ron Callus --
ch. 7. In the eye of the beholder: ethnography in the study of work / Raymond A. Friedman and Darren C. McDaniel --
ch. 8. Participatory action research: getting involved and creating surprises at the workplace / William Foote Whyte --
ch. 9. Large-scale national surveys for mapping, monitoring, and theory development / Neil Millward, Paul Marginson, and Ron Callus --
ch. 10. Employee attitude surveys / Jean Hartley and Julian Barling --
ch. 11. Comparative international industrial relations / George Strauss --
ch. 12. Using workplace surveys for comparative research / Keith Whitfield, Rick Delbridge, and William Brown --
ch. 13. Digging up the past: historical methods in industrial relations research / Greg Patmore --
ch. 14. Legal methods: asking new questions about law and the world of work / Suzanne Hammond and Paul Ronfeldt --
ch. 15. Sociological approaches to employment research / Daniel B. Cornfield and Melinda D. Kane --
ch. 16. Industrial relations research and the American policy-making process / Jay S. Siegel --
ch. 17. Funders and research: the vulnerability of the subject / William Brown --
ch. 18. Retrospect and prospect / Keith Whitfield and George Strauss.
Responsibility: edited by Keith Whitfield and George Strauss.

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