This Handbook brings together experts in the field of leadership to provide insights into methods for leadership research. It serves to motivate them to use new research methods to further our knowledge of the leadership field.
Illustrating novel approaches to research with sample questions and applications to the field of leadership, this comprehensive and accessible Handbook covers key methodologies in leadership research today, as well as introducing methods that will be invaluable in the future. With chapters written by established leadership scholars, the Handbook of Methods in Leadership Research is arranged to cover three core areas of research: measurement and design, quantitative analytic approaches, and qualitative analytic approaches. The book provides an accessible overview and starting point to discover new methods. All chapters are well researched and provide references for those who want to delve deeper into the topics covered. The volume ends with a summary of tips for each method presented.
This book will be an indispensable resource for leadership students, scholars, and practitioners alike, to inspire their future research but also to support their understanding of the quality of research carried out by others.
'Interest in leadership continues to grow, as does research on this complex and fascinating topic. This book provides a much-needed guide to conducting (and deciphering) leadership research. Every student of leadership needs to have this detailed guidebook in his or her reference library.'
– Ronald E. Riggio, Claremont McKenna College, US
'This is an indispensable volume for all leadership researchers, from beginning students and early career researchers to seasoned veterans in the field. The contents provide a comprehensive treatment of important topics in leadership research, including foundational measurement and design concerns to both quantitative and qualitative analytical approaches. I am sure to refer to it often and recommend it highly.'
– David V. Day, Claremont McKenna College, US
'This volume fills a critical gap in the leadership literature. The authors have done a tremendous job of tackling a wide variety of topics in leadership research – from facial coding, to behavioral genetics, to biographical methods – and illustrating novel approaches with which to explore them. A valuable resource for everyone (from the brand new scholar to the seasoned researcher) looking to incorporate one or more of the new techniques available. Highly recommended!'
– Michelle Bligh, Claremont Graduate University, US
Contributors: C.-H. Chang, S.H. Chong, A.R. Cook, A.J. Dixon, E. Djurdjevic, R.J. Foti, V. Gochmann, J. Gooty, R.J. Hall, R. Ilies, R.E. Johnson, M. Jokisaari, R.B. Kline, M. Lewis, W.-D. Li, R.G. Lord, M.E. McCusker, B. Meyer, P. Neves, S. Ohly, M. Pina e Cunha, A. Rego, E.F. Rietzschel, D. Rus, J. Schilling, B. Schyns, W.K. Smith, S. Trichas, W. Wang, J.M. Webb, B. Wisse, F.J. Yammarino.
Edited by Birgit Schyns, NEOMA Business School, France and Durham University Business School, Durham University, Rosalie J. Hall, Durham University Business School, Durham University, UK and Pedro Neves, Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal.