Expecting something for nothing? The trials, tribulations, successes and pitfalls of cross-cultural data collection for an IFTDO/UFHRD funded comparative analysis of HRD practices.

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Mills, Sophie and Lee, Amanda 2016. Expecting something for nothing? The trials, tribulations, successes and pitfalls of cross-cultural data collection for an IFTDO/UFHRD funded comparative analysis of HRD practices. International Journal of HRD Practice, Policy and Research. https://doi.org/10.22324/ijhrdppr.1.109
AuthorsMills, Sophie and Lee, Amanda
Abstract

Is it possible to engage in research requiring the participation of HRD practitioners from a multitude of nations, without offering individual tangible incentives? This viewpoint shares the experiences of our HRD research team in attempting to gather research data from HRD practitioners across the Globe. Issues that potentially indicate tensions between the worlds of HRD practice and academia are reflected upon in the following account. We suggest HRD practitioner awareness of, and connection with, the associated research has a fundamental influence on the relative successes of data collection methods. A review of our experiences of conducting this data collection follows.

Is it possible to engage in research requiring the participation of HRD practitioners from a multitude of nations, without offering individual tangible incentives? This viewpoint shares the experiences of our HRD research team in attempting to gather research data from HRD practitioners across the Globe. Issues that potentially indicate tensions between the worlds of HRD practice and academia
are reflected upon in the following account. We suggest HRD practitioner awareness of, and connection with, the associated research has a fundamental influence on the relative successes of data collection methods. A review of our experiences of conducting this data collection follows.

KeywordsHuman Resource Development Practices; Comparative analysis; Data collection
Year2016
JournalInternational Journal of HRD Practice, Policy and Research
PublisherInternational Federation of Training and Development Organisations
ISSN23974583
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.22324/ijhrdppr.1.109
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622227
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Publication dates31 Mar 2016
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ContributorsCoventry University and University of Nottingham
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