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Preface


Subject Psychology

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405127004.2004.00002.x


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Systematic, thoughtful, and carefully conducted research is the key means to three ends of critical importance: (1) the identification of new knowledge; (2) the effective integration of knowledge; and (3) the meaningful application of knowledge. Poorly conducted, careless, and thoughtless research is the key means to three ends of tremendous concern: (1) the labeling of misinformation as truth; (2) the inability to synthesize knowledge; and (3) misinformed and potentially destructive applications of knowledge. The Handbook of Research Methods in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of research philosophies, approaches, tools, and techniques indigenous to industrial and organizational psychology. The overall vision of this handbook is to promote research excellence in industrial and organizational psychology and related disciplines interested in studying the world of work (e.g., organizational behavior, human resource management, and organizational development). By promoting research excellence, it is hoped that this book will have an immediate and positive impact upon the pursuit, integration, and application of work-related knowledge. This research excellence, in turn, will hopefully serve to improve the world of work for individuals and teams, employees and management, owners and customers. The handbook is organized into three ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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