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While there are many other books on research methods, Research in Organizations differs from them in applying these methods to the study of organizations, supported by numerous case studies illustrating each process. A comprehensive beginner's research text, the book covers the foundations and methods relevant to doing Research in Organizations, as well as the identification of research questions and the ethical conduct of research. Research in Organizations offers a holistic perspective of the subject that embraces quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodology research procedures. Written by two experts in the field who have authored over 300 articles and books on this subject, the book has won the endorsement of the Academy of Human Resources Development.
Richard A. Swanson is Professor of Human Resource Development at the University of Minnesota and Senior Partner with Swanson & Associates. Swanson has consulted with major corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa. He has authored over 240 publications on human resource development and performance improvement. Elwood F. Holton, III is an Associate Professor in the School of Vocational Education at Louisiana State University. He specialises in Human Resource Development/Training and Development and coordinates LSU's degree programs in these areas. Holton has a long record of consulting with organization including J.P. Morgan, Honeywell, the U.S. Department of Energy, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Ciba-Geigy and Entergy.