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Research Methods in IR/HR, Research Project in IR/HR, and Data Analytics & Metrics (IRE 2002/2003/2004)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2002, IRE 2003 & IRE 2004, with research papers and assignments.

Ideas for Your Research Proposal/Project

 See the Tumblrwork&labour news&research for current issues

Sample student research proposals/projects from the following courses are available in the CIRHR library in the short-term loan collection section:

  • IRE 2002 (Research Methods in IR/HR)
  • IRE 2003 (Research Project)
  • IRE 2004 (Data Analytics and Metrics for IR/HR)


Enter a search term in the Scholarly Journals search screen on a topic that interests you. For example,

"job tenure"

"employee retention"

"work values"

"labour unions" AND immigrants

"generational differences" AND workplace

email AND workplace

IR/HR Journal list - includes links to current issues

CIRHR Library Course/Subject Guides - Examples:

ResearchGate - New areas and trendy topics in human resource management research.

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.

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Reference Handbooks

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