The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods
- David Buchanan - Cranfield University, UK
- Alan Bryman - University of Leicester, UK
Research Methods for Business & Management (General)
Buchanan & Bryman have gathered together many of the world's leading writers on theory, method and analysis in organizational research and have made this the most comprehensive and cutting-edge volume in this ever-growing field. The handbook aims to:
- Provide a comprehensive critical review of contemporary issues, debates, field practice, and trends across the domain of organizational research;
- Locate current thinking, debates, and methods in the history of organizational research;
- Identify trends, theories, and issues which have the potential to shape the underpinning epistemologies, theories and methodologies of future organizational research;
- Explore strategies for bridging the gap between researchers and those who are in a position to act on research findings to influence organizational practice
The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods provides an impressively comprehensive critical review of contemporary issues, debates and trends across the domain of organizational research. It will be an indispensible reference work for all organizational researchers.
'This handbook provides a rich resource for organizational researchers, locating the technical aspects of organizational research in the wider context of personal, epistemological, theoretical, historical, ethical, and political issues. The editors have gathered together many of the world's leading writers on methodological issues in organizational research, and have made this the most comprehensive and cutting edge volume in this growing field' -
Public Administration, Development, and Environment
Short chapters allow selective study of concepts in organizational research (grounded theory or specific methods like interviewing).
The amount of information provided is sufficient, but short enough to be processed by small student teams and presented to classmates/fellow students.
Beyond that, the handbook is an ideal reference for students to catch up on topics that weren't taught in former courses.
At some points, illustrations or diagrams could leaven the reading. In a new edition, digital elements (online surveys, Big Data, smartphone and diary studies) should be included/gain more attention.
A few chapters of the handbook are suggested for deeper understanding of the logics of sampling and some design aspects.
I highly recommend this book
A diverse and detailed insight into different perspectives and experiences of organisational research - not at introductory text but good for those with some knowledge of organisational research.
It is a very good qualitative research book. It contains a coherent topics e.g. Grounded theory and practical guidelines for QR
Individual chapters are useful assignments for undergraduate working groups within an introductory course on social science methodology. Very accessible for students with a strong focus on practical applicability.
I consider the book very useful for student who want to obtain deeper knowledge of a specific research method, as well as get fammiliar with new and yet not commonly known approaches to organizational research.
Too much reading for students
MBA to be relaunched in 2013. This book will be reviewed for this new MBA course later this year 2012.