National Taiwan Normal University Course Outline
Fall , 2022

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I.Course information
Serial No. 1402 Course Level Master
Course Code IWM0074 Chinese Course Name 人力資源發展研究方法
Course Name Research Methods in Human Resource Development
Department Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development
Two/one semester 1 Req. / Sel. Req.
Credits 3.0 Lecturing hours Lecture hours: 3
Prerequisite Course ◎1. This course is not available for undergraduate students. 2. If the listed course is a doctoral level course, it is only available for PhD students.
Course Description
Time / Location Thur. 2-4 Main 11-04
Curriculum Goals Corresponding to the Departmental Core Goal
1. Students will be able to describe the general principles of social research  
2. Students will be able to describe the scientific research procedure Master:
 2-1 Professional Skills of Recruitment, Selection, Training, Staffing, Retention, and Organizational Development
3. Students will be able to design and implement a research project Master:
 2-1 Professional Skills of Recruitment, Selection, Training, Staffing, Retention, and Organizational Development
 4-2 Work Ethics
4. Students will be able to critically evaluate research literature in the HRD field  

II. General Syllabus
Instructor(s) Lu, Cheng-Chieh Allen/ 盧承杰

Week 1

Course Introduction

Week 2

Find good quality papers

Database introduction

Week 3

Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Week 4

Quantitative research design I

Week 5

Quantitative research design II

Week 6

Quantitative data collection I

Week 7

Quantitative data collection II

Week 8

Quantitative data analysis using SPSS I: Laying the groundwork

Week 9

Quantitative data analysis using SPSS II : Basic hypothesis testing (Part 1)

Week 10

Quantitative data analysis using SPSS II: Basic hypothesis testing (Part 2)

Week 11

Quantitative data analysis using SPSS III

Week 12

Mid-Term Exam

Week 13

Qualitative Approach

Week 14

Qualitative Design and Sampling

Week 15

Research ethics

Week 16

Reporting and APA format

Week 17

Conference preparation

Week 18

Paper review and critique

Instructional Approach
Methods Notes
Formal lecture Text book, PowerPoint slides will be used to introduce the topics relevant to research methodology
Group discussion Students will be divided into groups and discuss all assigned questions in the class
Lab/Studio Students will practice using a number of software (e.g., SPSS) to conduct data analysis
Case studies Students will practice effectively reviewing and criticizing articles of their interests in the area of human resource management
Grading assessment
Methods Percentage Notes
Assignments 40 % Students are required to do a number of assignments regarding research methodology throughout the semester
Midterm Exam 20 % Students will be tested for the understanding of all the research concepts and knowledge covered in course lectures and materials
Class discussion involvement 10 % Students are expected to attend each class, prepare discussed readings and assignments and actively participate in class discussions.
Attendances 20 % Class attendance is required. Please come to the class on time and notify the instructor ahead of time if you will be late or absent for a class.
Presentation 10 % Students are expected to present the answers of assigned assignments from time to time
Required and Recommended Texts/Readings with References

Kumar, R. (2011). Research methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners. Los Angeles: SAGE.

Neuman, W. L. (2011). Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (7th ed.). New York: Pearson.

Anderson, V. (2013). Research Methods in Human Resource Management.London, CIPD.

Merriam, S. B. (2009). Qualitative research: A Guide to design and implementation. San Francisco, CA: Wiley.

Gray C.D., Kinnear, P.R. (2011). IBM SPSS Statistics 19 Made Simple. Psychology Press.

Schwab, D. P. (1999). Research methods for organizational studies. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Kerlinger, F. N., & Lee, H. B. (2000). Foundations of behavioral research (4th edition).

Wadsworth.Schmitt, N.W., & Klimoski, R.J. (1991). Research methods in human resources management. Cincinnati: South-Western Publishing.

Mertens, D. M. (2005). Research methods in education and psychology (2nd ed.). Oaks, CA: Sage.

Zikmund Babin, Carr Griffin, Business Research Methods, South-Western, 2010, Eighth Edition.

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