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Methods matter: Changes in industrial relations research and their implications

Whitfield, Keith Leslie ORCID: and Strauss, G. 2000. Methods matter: Changes in industrial relations research and their implications. British Journal of Industrial Relations 38 (1) , pp. 141-151. 10.1111/1467-8543.00155

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An analysis of leading industrial relations journals suggests that there have been substantial changes in IR research, particularly a shift from inductive, qualitative and policy-oriented research to deductive, quantitative and discipline-oriented research. This is seen to reflect a change in the pressures under which IR research is conducted and the increased availability of computer technology and extensive IR data sets. Important differences remain in research methodology among countries, with US-based journals being the most quantitative and deductive.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1467-8543
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 09:51

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