- Eriksson, P., & Kovalainen, A. (2008). Qualitative methods in business research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Neuman, W.L. (2005). Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches. (6th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn & Bacon.
Methods of Organizational Leadership introduced the basic characteristics of quantitative and qualitative research design, including formulating clear questions and using existing research to inform research studies. Additionally, this course explored data collection methods and the influence of personal bias on research. We also explored ethical implications in research. Finally, I explored using knowledge obtained from organizational research within organizations. I used this new understanding of research in successive courses, including courses where I had to design and implement original research instruments. I used this course to explore the available literature on telecommuting. As a home-based employee since 2008, I am intrigued by the changing nature of work and the impact of these changes on individual employees. In fact, I first entered the Gonzaga program with the hope that the curriculum would help me understand the power and challenge of leading as a home-based employee.