HRD practice and research: investigating business issues through applied social science research
K PETER KUCHINKE
Everything important in business and industry is measured.
(SWANSON, 1989: 71)
When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:
- explain the importance of social science research skills as a key qualification for HRD practitioners;
- understand the characteristics of engaged scholarship in the context of organization-based research;
- describe the similarities of and differences between applied research in business settings and research conducted in academic environments;
- understand the importance of values and identify strategies to navigate the interest-driven environment when conducting applied research ...