Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students

Author: John Adams,Hafiz T A Khan,Robert Raeside,David I. White

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8178299763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students is a fundamental and easy guide to studying research methods. In addition to the general concepts relating to research methods, broad research issues and theoretical concepts critical to research are discussed. The book is written in a highly reader-friendly manner and contains plenty of examples and helpful practical exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce and enjoy learning. Divided into 16 chapters, the authors aim to clearly and concisely explain the basics of quantitative and qualitative analysis and research to students, including: - Research ethics - Formulation and process of research - Literature analysis and critical reading - How to plan and implement a research project - Data collection, survey research and data management - Practical research techniques - Elementary and advanced statistical analyses - Assessment, reliability and validity of research work - Guidelines on research writing and structures of dissertation
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Research Methods for Business and Social Science Students

Author: John Adams,Hafiz T. A. Khan,Robert Raeside

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132119819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Research Methods for Business and Social Science Students aims to present a clear discussion of the research methods employed in various disciplines related to our daily life problems. The theoretical basis of research methods is explained clearly and succinctly. Collecting data is a key part of the book and this includes both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The book also describes in clear terms how students can analyse data, interpret results and link these to the literature review and hence their own contribution. It sets out a range of fundamental ideas in research methods, such as deductivism and inductivism, and explains why methodology is not the same as method. In this second edition every chapter has been re-written to be more readable and also to include more examples. The authors have also added a real student research proposal and a multiple-choice test with answers for the readers to test their own understanding of the ideas in the book. The book has been designed to illustrate research tools in a clear and accessible manner through chapters on such topics as formulating research, research design, data analysis and writing up the research results.
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Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge

Author: Ingeman Arbnor,Bjorn Bjerke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761904502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

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`This book provides a clear and concise treatment of the history and theory of scientific research... recommended for research students in business and social sciences and as a supporting text for a course on research methodology' - Business Line A central question for all business, consulting, and research activities is what the methods, models, theories and statements that we refer to as knowledge are really about. The way in which a company is changing, a study is conducted, or the way that research is done, is to a large extent, influenced by the basic methodological approach one starts from, when considering which methods to use or develop. This volume discusses three different methodolog
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Handbook of Research Methods

A Guide for Practitioners and Students in the Social Sciences

Author: Natalie L. Sproull

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810844865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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Designed for researchers, managers, and administrators who make research-based decisions, as well as students of the social sciences and business. The entire research process, from variables to final report, is covered step by step.
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Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students

Author: Bill Lee,Mark N. K. Saunders

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473934397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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In Case Study Research, Bill Lee and Mark Saunders describe the properties of case study designs in organizational research, exploring the uses, advantages and limitations of case research. They also demonstrate the flexibility that case designs offer, and challenges the myths surrounding this approach. Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master’s degree, each book in the series may also serve as reference books for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method. Part of SAGE’s Mastering Business Research Methods series, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N. K. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan and designed to support students by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis. Watch the editors introduce the Mastering Business Research Methods series and tell you more about the first three books.
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Research Methodology for Social Sciences

Author: Arunangshu Giri,Debasish Biswas

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789352807574

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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An indispensable companion to UG and PG students of social sciences, this book will enable readers to identify research problems, carry out research enquiries effectively and report them systematically for further use. The unique feature of this book is that it indicates the absence of a common research methodology and introduces a family of approaches that can be applied to varied research situations. Through numerous examples and extensive referencing to popular statistical software packages such as SPSS and AMOS, the book will help students of social sciences to develop the fundamentals of data collection and analysis, and a thorough understanding of the research process as a whole. Providing a wide array of research techniques, Research Methodology for Social Sciences is an invaluable resource for all young researchers. Key Features: · Adopts a simplified yet comprehensive approach to all major steps in the application of research methods in social sciences · Emphasizes on SPSS and AMOS, and their uses through different numerical examples. · Demonstrates the application of each research method step-by-step and suggests ways to minimize computational hassles · Includes examples from various social science fields including anthropology, history and political science and so on.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923633

Category: Social Science

Page: 1305

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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.
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How to Do Your Case Study

A Guide for Students and Researchers

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 0857025635

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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This accessible text introduces students and researchers to the basics of case study research, using a wide range of real-life examples. It deals with the core issues and methods that anyone new to case study will need to understand: What is a case study? When and why should case study methods be used? How are case studies designed? What methods can be used? How do we analyze our data and write up our case?
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A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

Author: Mark Elliot,Ian Fairweather,Wendy Olsen,Maria Pampaka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192520121

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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A Dictionary of Social Research Methods offers succinct, clear, expert explanations of key terms from both method and methodology in social research, in over 300 entries. It covers the whole range of qualitative, quantitative, and other methods; and ranges from practical techniques like correlation to methodological approaches such as ethnography. This wide-ranging approach enables it to cover terms needed by every social science discipline along with business and management, education, health, and other areas that encompass social research within their remit. This is a reliable resource for students, academics, and professional researchers who undertake social research, or need to evaluate and present its results.
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Analysis of the Cognitive Interview in Questionnaire Design

Author: Gordon B. Willis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190262850

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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Cognitive interviewing, based on the self-report methods of Ericsson and Simon, is a key form of qualitative research that has developed over the past thirty years. The primary objective of cognitive interviewing, also known as cognitive testing, is to understand the cognitive mechanisms underlying the survey-response process. An equally important aim is contributing to the development of best practices for writing survey questions that are well understood and that produce low levels of response error. In particular, an important applied objective is the evaluation of a particular set of questions, items, or other materials under development by questionnaire designers, to determine means for rewording, reordering, or reconceptualizing. Hence, as well as providing an empirical, psychologically oriented framework for the general study of questionnaire design, cognitive interviewing has been adopted as a 'production' mechanism for the improvement of a wide variety of survey questions, whether factual, behavioral, or attitudinal in nature. As with other methods that rely on qualitative data, cognitive interviewing has increasingly been criticized for being lax in the critical area of the development of systematic methods for data reduction, analysis, and reporting of results. Practitioners tend to conduct cognitive interviewing in varying ways, and the data coding and compilation activities undertaken are often nonstandardized and poorly described. There is a considerable need for further development--and documentation--relating not only to a description of this variation but also to providing a set of recommendations for minimal standards, if not best practices. The proposed volume endeavors to address this clear omission.
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