Research, Measurement & Evaluation Of Human Resources

Paperback | January 26, 2007

byAlan M Saks

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A thorough introduction to research processes and their role in the effective management of human resources. Suitable for students of HR management, HR professionals, and those seeking employment in the industry.

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A thorough introduction to research processes and their role in the effective management of human resources. Suitable for students of HR management, HR professionals, and those seeking employment in the industry.

Alan M. Saks, PhD, is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management at the University of Toronto, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Management-UTSC, the Centre for Industrial Relations and HR, and the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. Prior to joining the UofT, Professor Saks was a member of the D...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.25 × 7.36 × 0.87 inPublished:January 26, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:017646249X

ISBN - 13:9780176462499


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: IntroductionResearch-Based versus Intuition-Based Human Resources ManagementThe History of Human Resource ResearchHuman Resource Research TodayThe Research Process Chapter 2: Research Methods and Designs The Research DesignHuman Resource Research DesignsChoosing a Research DesignResearch Design IssuesChapter 3: Survey Research MethodsSurvey Research in Human ResourcesSurvey Research ContentCross-Sectional and Longitudinal Survey Research DesignsSurvey Research DesignsPlanning the SurveyThe Sampling PlanQuestionnaire DesignData AnalysisSpecial Concerns in Survey Research When to Use a Survey Research DesignEthical Issues in Survey ResearchChapter 4: Experimental Research DesignsCausal Inference and Experimental ValidityLaboratory and Field ExperimentsNon-Experimental Research DesignsExperimental DesignsQuasi-Experimental Designs Ethical Issues in Experimental ResearchChapter 5: Qualitative Research MethodsAssumptions Underlying Qualitative ResearchGeneral Purposes of Qualitative ResearchQualitative Research MethodsSystematic ObservationTypes of ObservationMethods of ObservationResearch InterviewIssues to Be Addressed in the Research InterviewAnalyzing and Reporting Interview DataSpecial Applications of the Qualitative Research InterviewArchival and Trace MeasuresAdvantages and Disadvantages of Qualitative ResearchEthical IssuesChapter 6: Existing Research and Meta-AnalysisTraditional Literature ReviewsMeta-Analysis Reviews of Human Resource IssuesMeta-Analytic TechniquesEffect Sizes Expressed as a Function of the Average of CorrelationsEffect Sizes Expressed as a Function of Mean DifferencesUsing Meta-Analysis Results in Human ResourcesChapter 7: Development of Measures in Human ResourcesThe Development of Predictor and Criterion MeasuresLevels of MeasurementPractical Considerations Concerning Measurement ScalesChapter 8: The Quality of Measures in Human Resources Reliability TheoryTypes of ReliabilityComparing the Types of Reliability and Causes of UnreliabilityCorrection for AttenuationStandard Error of MeasurementValidityChapter 9: Individual Measurement TechniquesMeasuring IndividualsObjective Output MeasuresRatingsPersonnel Comparison SystemsSources of Individual MeasurementRating ErrorsImproving Individual MeasurementChoosing a Measurement TechniqueChapter 10: Group and Organization Measurement Techniques Defining and Measuring Group Level VariablesDefining and Measuring Organization Level VariablesOrganizational OutcomesSpecial Considerations for Measuring Group and Organizational Level VariablesChapter 11: Statistical EvaluationThe Normal Distribution Measures of Central TendencyMeasures of VariabilityStandard ScoresAnalysis of Descriptive DataTesting Mean Differences Between Groups of IndividualsMeasures of AssociationCorrelations and CausalityRegression AnalysisChapter 12: Financial Evaluation of Human ResourcesHuman Resource AccountingCosts, Benefits, and Return on InvestmentUtility AnalysisApplication of Utility Analyses to Human Resource ProgramsResearch on Utility Analysis Chapter 13: Evaluation of Human Resource SystemsHuman Resource AuditingThe HRM Auditing ProcessHRM Audit ApproachesHRM BenchmarkingChapter 14: The Future of Human Resource Research Human Resource Research and PracticeIntegrating HR Research, Measurement, and Evaluation The Research ReportInnovations in Human Resource ResearchLimitations of ResearchHR Research Recommendations INDEX