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MMSL 6140 Framing and Analyzing Problems: Research Strategies for Leaders: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MMSL 6140 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Aguinis, H. (1993). Action research & scientific method: Presumed discrepancies and actual similarities. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, (29)4, 416–431. Link available in week 8 Resources section of the classroom.

Barker, R. A. (2001). The nature of leadership. Human Relations, (54)4, 469–494.

Bryman, A. (2004). Qualitative research on leadership: A critical but appreciative review. Leadership Quarterly, 15(6), 729–769.

Charalambides, L. C. (1984). Experiential learning and the scientific approach: An application to managerial problem-solving. Simulation & Gaming, (15)3, 275–295. Link available in the Week 8 Resources section of the classroom.

Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., & Rhodes, C. (2007). Organizational ethics, decision making, undecidability. Sociological Review, 55(2), 393–409.

Dennard, L. F. (1996). The new paradigm in science and public administration. Public Administration Review, 56(5), 495–499.

Goodwin, L. D., & Goodwin, W. L. (1984). Are validity and reliability relevant in qualitative evaluation research? Evaluation & the Health Professions, 7(4), 413–26. Link available in the Week 2 Resources section of the classroom. 

Guttman, B. S. (2004). The real method of scientific discovery. The Skeptical Inquirer, 28(1), 45–47.

House, R. J., & Aditya, R. N. (1997). The social scientific study of leadership: Quo vadis? Journal of Management, (23)3, 409–473.

Howe, W. (1996). Leadership vistas: From the constraints of the behavioral sciences to emancipation through the humanities. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 3(2), 32–69. Link available in the Week 5 Resources section of the classroom.

Lynham, S. A. (2002). Quantitative research and theory building: Dubin's method. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 4(3), 242–276.

Senge, P. (2006). Systems citizenship: The leadership mandate for this millennium. Leader to Leader, 2006(41), 21–26. 

Whittemore, R., Chase, S. K., & Mandle, C. L. (2001). Validity in qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research, 11(4), 522–537.


Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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