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International Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition by John P Wilson

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21

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)

Learning outcomes

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 ...

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