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Research in Human Resource Management




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Course level: Graduate

This course applies research and data analytics to human resource functions. Topics include forecasting, interviewing, training program analysis, job evaluation methods, and external labor market analysis.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Compare the application of primary and secondary research.
  • Describe different approaches to research in human resources (HR).
  • Explain the concepts of reliability and validity as they relate to HR.

Week 2

  • Identify criteria to evaluate research tools.
  • Use identified criteria to evaluate selection tests, Human Resource Information System (HRIS), and succession planning tools.

Week 3

  • Determine appropriate behavioral, situational, and panel interviewing techniques.
  • Use evaluation criteria to assess performance appraisals.
  • Analyze results of selection tests and selection techniques.

Week 4

  • Analyze current HR trends for pay structures, labor, and succession planning.
  • Determine appropriate tools for forecasting, pricing, and labor market.
  • Use exploratory research methods to conduct a market analysis.

Week 5

  • Identify data types required for quantitative research.
  • Determine appropriate statistical methods for HR assessments.
  • Identify statistical methods to analyze staffing and training effectiveness.

Week 6

  • Analyze statistical data for reliability and validity.
  • Use statistical data to make effective decisions in HR.
  • Apply quantitative research to training, retention, and forecasting.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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