ILERA Study Groups

Research Methods in Industrial Relations

Coordinators:
Prof. Diana KELLY
Director International Studies
University of Wollongong
WOLLONGONG NSW 2522
Australia
Tel.: (+61-2) 4221-3612
Fax: (+61-2) 4221-3425
E-mail: di_kelly@uow.edu.au

Prof. Keith WHITFIELD
Cardiff Business School
University of Wales
Colum Drive
CARDIFF CF1 3EU
United Kingdom
Tel.: (+44-29) 2087-4000
Fax: (+44-29) 2087-4419
E-mail: whitfield@cf.ac.uk

Those who investigate research methods define their area as that covering the processes and techniques of researching, and the theories and assumptions which underlie our choise of research methods. We are seeking to understand which methods and techniques of research can enable good scholarship in industrial relations. By exploring the nature and effectiveness research methods and techniques we can then begin to find ways of illuminating issues of process and method, and so improve our research.

This Study Group is seeking to develop a regular newsletter, and also to work more closely with other study groups. If you wish to join please contact one of the coordinators.