Experiment as a Research Method in the Field of Human Resource Management: A Literature Review

Katarzyna Piwowar-Sulej


The main purpose of this article is to present the experimental method in the context of research in the field of human resource management (HRM). Firstly the general approach to research in the analyzed area is discussed. Then, the basic principles of experimental method are described. The historical and contemporary application of the experimental method in HRM research is presented. Certain dilemmas and errors which limit the quality of research are emphasized. Taking into account the last eight years one can state that experiments are used mainly in HRM research related to such issues as employee motivation and work performance factors, participation, training and development and recruitment and discrimination. It was stated that so-called true real-world experimentation is rarely used and really difficult to carry out within HRM studies. Therefore, the majority of studies are quasi-experimental and conducted in an artificial environment. The article is purely analytical, based on existing subject literature.
Author Katarzyna Piwowar-Sulej (EaE / IES / DLaC)
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- Department of Labor and Capital
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Book Demartini Paola, Marchiori Michela (eds.): The Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM 2018, 2018, Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited , ISBN 9781911218937, 490 p.
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Keywords in Englishmanagement science, human resource management, empirical research, experimental method
Languageen angielski
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