Human Resource Research Methods

Human Resource Research Methods is a comprehensive textbook that is specially designed to meet the needs of MBA/PGDM students aspiring to specialize in HR research. It is based on the author's over 25 years experience in research and consultancy. The book goes well beyond just generic research techniques taught to students under research methodology. The book is divided in thirteen chapters, with necessary detailing in each chapter, focusing on research areas. Among the main topics covered are tools and techniques of HR research such as various statistical, psychometric and mathematical tools, HR planning research, motivational research, training and development research, performance management research and HR audit research. Besides, factor analysis for HR research, research on organizational culture and development, and six sigma in HR research have also been dealt with in detail. Each chapter is further enriched with general and specific questions, case studies and organization specific issues. With the availability of this book, institutions could make HR Research Methods as a compulsory subject for HR students. The book would be useful to students for their project work and dissertation. The book is likely to gain popularity for its discussions on the latest trends in HR research, and India-specific case studies, ample illustrations, and simple and systematic presentation of concepts and principles underlying HR research.