Handbook of Methods in Leadership Research


Handbook of Methods in Leadership Research

9781785367298 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Birgit Schyns, Distinguished Professor, People & Organisations Department, NEOMA Business School, France and Durham University Business School, Durham University, Rosalie J. Hall, Durham University Business School, Durham University, UK and Pedro Neves, Professor, Management and Organizations Department, Nova School of Economics, Portugal
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78536 729 8 Extent: 480 pp
This volume provides an overview of a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods for leadership research, authored by scholars in the areas of leadership and research methodology. Integrating insights from other research areas, it provides novel approaches and multiple techniques for leadership research in a straightforward fashion. Because the volume is designed to help leadership researchers get their first insights into specific methods and their potential application to leadership research, it is appropriate for multiple audiences. These include academics and practitioners wanting to try a new method, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students wanting an overview of a variety of techniques. It will also be helpful to readers and reviewers as they endeavour to better understand and assess the quality of existing leadership research.

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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.
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‘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

PART I Introduction
1 Introduction and Overview
Birgit Schyns, Pedro Neves and Rosalie J. Hall

PART II Measurement and Design
2. Implicit Measures for Leadership Research
SinHui Chong, Emilija Djurdjevic and Russell E. Johnson

3. Puppet Masters in the Lab: Experimental Methods in Leadership Research
Eric F. Rietzschel, Barbara Wisse and Diana Rus

4. Assessing Leadership Behavior with Observational and Sensor-Based Methods: A Brief Overview
Alexandra (Sasha) Cook and Bertolt Meyer

5. The Contribution of Sophisticated Facial Expression Coding to Leadership Research
Savvas Trichas

6. Behavioral Genetics and Leadership Research
Wen-Dong Li, Remus Ilies and Wei Wang

7. Biosensor Approaches to Studying Leadership
Aurora J. Dixon, Jessica M. Webb and Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang

PART III Quantitative Methods and Analytic Approaches
8. Mediation Analysis in Leadership Studies: New Developments and Perspectives
Rex B. Kline

9. Person-Oriented Approaches to Leadership: A Roadmap Forward
Roseanne J. Foti and Maureen E. McCusker

10. Multi-Level Issues and Dyads in Leadership Research
Francis J. Yammarino and Janaki Gooty

11. A Social Network Approach to Examining Leadership
Markku Jokisaari

12. Diary studies in leadership
Sandra Ohly and Viktoria Gochmann

13. Modeling leadership-related change with a growth curve approach
Rosalie J. Hall

PART IV Qualitative Methods and Analytic Approaches
14. Qualitative content analysis in leadership research: Principles, process and application
Jan Schilling

15. Biographical methods in leadership research
Miguel Pina e Cunha, Marianne Lewis, Arménio Rego and Wendy K. Smith

PART V Summary
16. Leadership in the future, and the future of leadership research
Robert G. Lord

17. Authors’ Tips for Doing Top-Quality Research


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