The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.

Methodological Issues in Conducting Research on Gender in Organizations

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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