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Case Studies

Research methods coaching

Research methods coaching of Katie Lockwood, for conducting her MA HRM dissertation project in Human Resource Management at Leeds University Business School

Individualised tuition helping a university postgraduate student hone specific skills in research methods and interview techniques for a project investigating the impact of social media networking on recruitment.

Approach

Katie Lockwood’s research required her to conduct semi-structured interviews with the Human Resources directors of a number of organisations, a task which was unfamiliar to her. She lacked knowledge of interview techniques and had no experience of interviewing unknown high-powered professionals. In order to address both of these issues, Simone worked with Katie on how to plan and conduct semi-structured interviews effectively and with confidence.

Outcomes

In less than two hours, Katie had mastered the principles of conducting a semi-structured interview, a skill which was vital to her dissertation research and which she has since used effectively and with confidence on many occasions.