Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development
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Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development

  • Handbooks of Research Methods in Management series

Edited by Mark N.K. Saunders and Paul Tosey

As Human Resource Development (HRD) research has developed, a growing variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection procedures and analysis techniques have been adopted; research designs now include mono, multiple and mixed methods. This Handbook brings together the wealth of research methods experience gained by HRD researchers into one essential volume. Organised into four parts, the book explores conceptual issues, qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods and methodological challenges. It utilises the wealth of research experiences of leading HRD scholars to provide a range of insights highlighting what works, what does not work and associated challenges. Each chapter provides annotated further reading, allowing the reader to expand on the topics discussed.
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Chapter 24: Leadership development as a method of enquiry: insights from a post-structuralist perspective

Carole Elliott and Valerie Stead

Abstract

In this chapter we explore how adopting a post-structuralist sensitivity to leadership development practice opens opportunities for ‘research in action’ within the classroom. Within it we present examples of how leadership development methods can also act simultaneously as methods of enquiry, constituting a research–teaching cycle.

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