Research Methods for Managers

Author: John Gill,Phil Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The highly-anticipated Fourth Edition of this bestselling text still succeeds in providing a step-by-step guide to implementing particular methodologies, while simultaneously encouraging a strong awareness of philosophical assumptions. NEW to the Fourth Edition: - Expanded coverage to accommodate recent developments in management research methodology. New topics include: doing a literature review, case study research, action research, mixed methods, and writing-up. - Packed with practical research examples and exercises that encourage students to reflect upon the issues raised and relate them to their own experience. - Additional learning features including critical reflection boxes, case studies and chapter summaries. - A companion website with a full Instructors' Manual and PowerPoint slides. Students have free access to downloadable journal articles and author podcasts. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/gillandjohnson Using a practical approach, but with explicit attention to the role of theory in management research, the new edition of Research Methods for Managers is a stimulating guide for students in management, organization and organization research.
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Research Methods For Management

Author: Dr. S. Shajahan

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9788172244910

Category:

Page: 464

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Code: JCO-SIONDescription: Business Research has been identified as one of the most crucial elements in any organisation's success. This 2nd enlarged and revised edition of Research Methods for Management provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary business research topics and business statistics examples for both researchers and managers. It also provides the basics of research methods in simple terms, and covers the syllabi requirements of MBA, MIB and other postgraduate-level Management courses of Indian universities. The book substantially contributes to the mainstream of research and attends to all the vital facets of emerging concepts with clarity.
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Research Methods for Arts and Event Management

Author: A. J. Veal,Christine Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273720829

Category: Arts

Page: 520

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Research Methods for Arts and Event Management provides a compelling and comprehensive guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in arts and event management, as well as for managers in the arts/culture/events industries. This book provides students and practising managers with the following: • Essential skills in designing their own qualitative and quantitative research studies that can be implemented in a real working environment • Guidance in designing, managing, and monitoring research work which students and practising managers may commission from consultants • The necessary theoretical and practical basis to identify and implement appropriate methodologies to conduct research for academic dissertations and theses in the fields of arts, cultural and event management. Furthermore, the book provides readers with multiple test questions, exercises and further resources, as well as a section on specialist terminology. A. J. Veal is Adjunct Professor at the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Christine Burton is an Associate Professor with the UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. Her research focuses on audience development in the museum and arts sectors. Prior to becoming an academic, Christine worked as an arts consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom. Christine has worked on a number of research projects and consultancies including social impact of the arts, arts facilities development and public art planning and development.
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Research Methods for Sport Management

Author: James Skinner,Allan Edwards,Ben Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135147965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.
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Research Methods for Organizational Studies

Author: Donald P. Schwab

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135704910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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This revision of a best selling research methods textbook introduces social science methods as applied broadly to the study of issues that arise as part of organizational life. These include issues involving organizational participants such as managers, teachers, customers, patients and clients, and transactions within and between organizations. In this new edition, chapter 19 now focuses on describing the modeling process and outcomes. An entirely new chapter 20 now addresses challenges to modeling. It goes substantially beyond a discussion of statistical inference. It also discusses issues in interpreting variance, explained estimates, and standardized and unstandardized regression coefficients. A new capstone chapter 21 helps students recognize good research. This textbook is accompanied by an Instructor's Manual for course use.
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Research Methods for Business Students

Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273716860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 614

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Using real-life case studies and written with a student-centred approach, this 5th edition provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake a piece of business research making the best use of IT where appropriate.
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Research Methods in Management

Author: Geoff Lancaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113636854X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Written specifically for the Research Methods aspect of an MBA course, Research Methods in Management is the ideal companion for those needing guidance on carrying out a research project. The author offers a succinct guide to the topic which provides MBA and Business Students with the necessary grounding in the area of research without going into too much depth. The text is therefore written with modular courses in mind so that students gain an overall perspective of the important areas that need consideration and can ascertain the key points they need to be aware of when carrying out research. Dissertations and projects form an integral part of many MBA and degree courses and therefore guides such as this are becoming invaluable when tackling this area for the first time. Research Methods in Management approaches the research task in a step by step manner, covering areas such as data collection, observational methods, and data analysis. Guidance is provided on the best way to approach aspects of the research process and to ensure all aspects are adequately covered. As this is an area where many students feel they do not have any experience, a text such as this provides the necessary support in approaching this area of the course.
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Research Methods for Human Resource Management

Author: Karin Sanders,Julie A. Cogin,Hugh T.J. Bainbridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317918282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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Since the beginning of the century, there have been calls for the integration of traditional individualistic (micro) and management (macro) paradigms in Human Resource Management studies. In order to understand this so-called ’black box,’ the HR field needs research which is more sensitive to institutional and cultural contexts, focusing on formal and informal relationships between employees, supervisors and HR managers and the means by which these organizational participants enable and motivate one another. This book presents advanced quantitative and mixed research methods that can be used to analyze integrated macro and micro paradigms within the field of Human Resource Management. Multi actor, social network and longitudinal research practices, among others, are explored. Readers will gain insight into the advantages and disadvantages of different research methods in order to evaluate which type is most suitable to their research. This book is suitable for both advanced researchers and graduate students.
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Research Methods For Business

A Skill Building Approach

Author: Uma Sekaran,Roger J. Bougie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119165555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach is a concise and straightforward introduction for students to the world of business research. The skill-building approach provides students with practical perspectives on how research can be applied in real business situations. Maintaining Uma Sekaran’ s popular and accessible style of writing, Roger Bougie draws upon his extensive experience in the field to present an up-to-date guide on business research which is ideal for aspiring managers. The seventh edition has been fully revised and updated to include cutting-edge examples and enriched pedagogical features designed to improve student learning outcomes. There is now an increased emphasis on the relationship between the scientific and the pragmatic approaches to research, while the key concepts are explored and applied to real-life research throughout the book. This book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/college/sekaran which offers: Video material developed by the author, giving further explanation on difficult topics PowerPoint slides for each chapter Additional case studies Lecturer test bank including multiple choice, true–false, short answer and essay questions Data sets Over 250 quiz questions for students’ self-study
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Essentials of Business Research Methods

Author: Joseph F. Hair

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765630656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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Managers increasingly must make decisions based on almost unlimited information. How can they navigate and organize this vast amount of data? Essentials of Business Research Methods provides research techniques for people who aren't data analysts. The authors offer a straightforward, hands-on approach to the vital managerial process of gathering and using data to make clear business decisions. They include such critical topics as the increasing role of online research, ethical issues, data mining, customer relationship management, and how to conduct information-gathering activities more effectively in a rapidly changing business environment. This is the only such book that includes a chapter on qualitative data analysis, and the coverage of quantitative data analysis is more extensive and much easier to understand than in other works. The book features a realistic continuing case throughout the text that enables students to see how business research information is used in the real world. It includes applied research examples in all chapters, as well as Ethical Dilemma mini - cases, and interactive Internet applications and exercises.
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Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators

Author: Elizabethann O'Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315508435

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Organized around the four types of studies typically conducted by effective managers and programs, Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administrators integrates traditional research methods topics with specific management applications. This unique text includes extensive end-of-chapter exercises highlighting the importance of qualitative methods and emphasizing practical skills managers should be able to easily and correctly apply.
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Qualitative Methods in Management Research

Author: Evert Gummesson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761920144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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In the Second Edition of this bestselling book Evert Gummesson presents a fresh approach to case study research. Stressing the need for involved rather than detached researchers, Gummesson links quality assessment of case study research to current total quality management thinking and proposes the concept of management action science - where the researcher is both actor and student - as the most advanced and rewarding approach to research. The book is written in an easy-to-read personal style and is laden with examples from academic research, real-world practice and management consultancy.
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Doing Management Research

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761965176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 425

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Doing Management Research, a major new textbook, provides answers to questions and problems which researchers invariably encounter when embarking on management research, be it quantitative or qualitative. This book will carefully guide the reader through the research process from beginning to end. An excellent tool for academics and students, it enables the reader to acquire and build upon empirical evidence, and to decide what tools to use to understand and describe what is being observed, and then, which methods of analysis to adopt. There is an entire section dedicated to writing up and communicating the research findings. Written in an accessible and easy-to-use style, this book can be read from cover to cover or dipped
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Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism

Author: A.J. Veal

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292217863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Now in its fifth edition, Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism has become the ultimate reference text for both students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and practising managers. This book combines comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods with step-by step guidance through research software including Excel, SPSS and NVivo. Key features Coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, ensuring a balanced approach to data collection and analysis Practical guidance on conducting research and writing reports, showing the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ Detailed coverage of the development of conceptual frameworks for research, research design, analytical methods and the composition of research reports, providing everything required to conduct a research project International case studies and extensive examples from the leisure and tourism literature Questions, exercises and further reading for each chapter Extensive web-based support materials New to this edition The fifth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes additional material on: Management and policy-related research methods EndNote bibliographic referencing software Notes on additional methods including: big data, discourse analysis, multiple correspondence analysis, netnography/web-based research, people meters For the analysis of quantitative data, SPSS is updated to version 23 For qualitative data analysis, the guide to NVivo software is updated to version 11.
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Research Methods For Business: A Skill Building Approach, 4Th Ed

Author: Uma Sekaran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126509287

Category:

Page: 464

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Known for its clear and practical approach, this book offers a framework for conducting research in a scientific manner in all areas of business. Readers learn how to develop practical knowledge and skills to understand the ways in which systematic research can be conducted to describe, explain, and predict phenomena of interest pertaining to business. The fourth edition will continue to be strong in delivering a technical approach while presenting more real world applications.· Introduction to Research· Scientific Investigation· Technology and Business Research· The Research Process: Steps 1 to 3: The Broad Problem Area, Preliminary Data Gathering, Problem Definition· The Research Process: Steps 4 and 5: Theoretical Framework Hypothesis Development· The Research Process: Step 6: Elements of Research Design· Experimental Designs· Measurement of Variables: Operational Definition and Scales· Measurement: Scaling, Reliability, Validity· Data Collection Methods· Sampling· Data Analysis and Interpretation· The Research Report· Managerial Decision Making and Research
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Research Methods for Sport Studies

Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268776

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This textbook is essential reading for those undertaking research into sport from a social science or management approach, either as part of an academic course, or for those employed within sport-related industries. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process, from the concept stage through to the presentation of results. Throughout the book, the research methodology is brought to life through the use of relevant case studies and examples.
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Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Ann R J Briggs,Marianne Coleman,Marlene Morrison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446260487

Category: Education

Page: 448

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This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.
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