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Qualitative Studies in HRD [microform]
Bib ID 5628730
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Description [Washington D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1999 
35 p. 

The first of the four papers in this symposium, "What Is It Like To Be an Independent HRD Consultant?" (Alexander Ardishvili), reports on a phenomenological study that investigated the experience of being an independent HRD (human resource development) consultant through interviews with 10 successful HRD consultants. The study identified eight themes: freedom, flexibility, and control over one's destiny, time, and income; enjoying work; learning and exploring a variety of new things; responsibility; embracing the tenuous nature of things and coping with uncertainty; marketing, partnering, and referrals; working long hours; and focus. "Virtual Learning Communities: Creating Meaning Through Dialogue and Inquiry in Cyberspace" (Judy Milton, Mike Davis, Karen E. Watkins) provides a qualitative analysis of the interactions that occurred within small groups in an asynchronous, web-based distance learning environment, with findings suggesting elements (presented as a model) that contributed to or hindered the development of these groups as learning communities. "Conducting Multilingual Qualitative Research in Human Resource Development: Implications for Validity and Reliability" (Maria Cseh) addresses the question of ensuring the validity and reliability of a qualitative study conducted in more than one language. "An Ethnographic Study of Cross-Cultural Impacts on Tutoring in an Organization" (Lori A. Petersen), portrays one organization's use of tutoring in the Japanese language of a midwestern white male by a Japanese female instructor. (KC)


ERIC Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference Proceedings; see CE 078 963.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Education.  |  Consultants.  |  Cross Cultural Studies.  |  Distance Education.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Educational Practices.  |  Educational Research.  |  Human Resources.  |  Intercultural Communication.  |  Japanese.  |  Models.  |  Multilingual Materials.  |  Multilingualism.  |  On the Job Training.  |  Online Systems.  |  Organizational Development.  |  Outcomes of Education.  |  Qualitative Research.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Surveys.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Test Reliability.  |  Test Validity.  |  Training Methods.  |  Tutoring.  |  World Wide Web.
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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