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Elizabeth A. Cooper & Susan M. Bosco

In: Handbook of Gender & Work

Chapter 24: Methodological Issues in Conducting Research on Gender in Organizations

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Methodological Issues in Conducting Research on Gender in Organizations
Methodological issues in conducting research on gender in organizations
Elizabeth A.Cooper and Susan M.Bosco

This chapter reviews the methodology that has been used to study the field previously known as women in management, commonly now referred to as gender in organizations (GIO). More than just the actual statistical technique involved in a study, research methodology encompasses the interwoven issues of research ideology, political and practical constraints, research design, topic of investigation, and the choice of participants. Over the past 30 years, much has changed in both general research methodology and GIO research. All of these issues are discussed from the viewpoint of GIO. In addition, a review of recent GIO research is conducted to follow the actual path ...

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