(Fwd) RE: Methodological advice sought

Chris Evans (C.Evans@sghms.ac.uk)
Sat, 14 Jun 1997 09:52:42 +0100

Helen's messages to the list seem to be coming to
pcp-request@mailbase.ac.uk rather than to pcp@mailbase.ac.uk,
i.e. ultimately into Macolm & my accounts. Neither Helen nor I can
see an obvious reason for this so, for the moment, I'll forward them
to the list when this happens. I'm not sure if this was meant to be
a personal or a list response from her but I guess others might want
this as a reminder of what a good thing the Northern group are!

Best wishes all,

Chris (list admin!)

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From: "Jones, Helen" <JONESH@pulse.york.ac.uk>
To: pcp-request <pcp-request@mailbase.ac.uk>
Subject: RE: Methodological advice sought
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 97 22:26:00 PDT


As you work in Sheffield would you find it useful to join our Northern
Research group meeting quarterly on Saturdays in York...a number of
people would be able to help you decide on a methodology for the work
you describe.
Unfortunately you will probably miss the meeting tomorrow (14th June
ll-3 at 58 Aldwark, York)however just in case you read this the
telephone number is 01904 630517 and you would be most welcome to join
us.. Best wishes

Helen Jones.
From: pcp-request
To: pcp
Subject: Methodological advice sought
Date: 13 June 1997 10:03

Dear colleagues,

I am currently undertaking a six month research posting as part of a
Msc in Occupational Psychology (Institute of work Psychology,
Sheffield. Since the beginning of March I've been working along side a
team from the Institute whose primary focus has been examining the
effects of work re-organisation (particularly team working) on
employees' attitudes. well-being and performance. Research is being
conducted within a modern manufacturing organisation.

I am hoping to investigate lay theories of team working as experienced
by operators on the shop floor, as well as related issues such as
strategic/role orientation and empathy.

My biggest problem at this stage is that I am talking to employees as
they work. Unfortunately I can not think of a satisfactory PCP
procedure to employ. I am, therefore, keen to hear from anyone who
has carried out, or knows of research carried out under similar

On a more general note, I would also be grateful if anyone could point
in the direction of PCP reserach that has been carried out within a
modern manufacturing environment.

Many Thanks

Dave Webb