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Doing Research That is Useful for Theory and Practice

Edward E. Lawler III, Allan M. Mohrman, Susan A. Mohrman, Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. and Thomas G. Cummings, (Jossey-Bass, 1999)

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In this enduring classic, prominent authorities on organizational research describe how they have tried to make their own research approaches useful for theory and practice. Other experts interpret and comment on these contributions, and in the ensuing discussions and debate, the participants provide valuable insights into how these researchers think about their work, how they formulate problems and research strategies, and the reasons they use particular methods.

Dealing with issues that cut across all social and behavioral sciences, Doing Research That Is Useful for Theory and Practice is full of practical advice on conducting successful research. Of particular value to emerging organizational researchers and future executives, the lively debate addresses the kind of relationship to develop with organizations, what research methods and instruments are most useful, the kind of feedback to give organizations, and the ethical responsibilities researchers have. Although the examples presented are mostly from organizational research, industrial and organizational psychologists-as well as other professionals in psychology, sociology, and management-confront the same questions about research methodology and value. A new introduction examines the enduring importance of this topic and the continuing relevance of the book's contributions.

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