ERIC Number: EJ1114309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Status of Intervention Research in HRD: Assessment of an Applied Discipline and Potential for Advancement
Kalis, Lindsay Elizabeth; Garza, Natalie M.; Chermack, Thomas J.; Dzirasa, Victor A.; Hutt, Mark J.
European Journal of Training and Development, v40 n8-9 p583-594 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the quantity, nature and frequency of intervention research published in Human Resource Development (HRD) journals. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology for this study was a literature review, analysis and synthesis with specific attention to locating intervention research in HRD journals. Findings: Based on the results of this study, it seems clear that intervention research is not a fundamental research method for HRD professionals and is not being consistently conducted across the HRD field. This raises potential questions about the extent to which HRD professionals are integrating research and practice. The presence and conduct of intervention research applied to HRD-related problems may provide another means for practitioners and scholars to work together toward optimal, practical solutions with evidence to support them. Originality/value: Creating a community of professionals who assess and/or evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions and disseminate the information that lean toward causal claims is critical. Intervention research could represent a cultural shift for the HRD discipline because it lends weight to claims of causality and practical recommendations. Under these circumstances, HRD intervention research could be used with confidence by HRD practitioners to inform, shape or evaluate the content of their management and leadership training programs, including the training and development of coaching managers and coaching leaders.
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Bibliometrics, Productivity, Incidence, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Synthesis, Educational Opportunities, Research Needs
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