Researching and Writing Dissertations

A Complete Guide for Business and Management Students

Author: Roy Horn

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From finding a topic to writing and reviewing your work, Researching and Writing Dissertations is an essential tool for anyone working on a dissertation or business report. This new edition is now suitable for students studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced units Investigating a Business Issue and Using Information in HR but is equally relevant for all non-CIPD students too. Covering everything from strategies for finding and developing a dissertation topic and how to develop a research proposal through to what methodology to use and how to analyse your data, this is the only book you need to write clear, effective and compelling dissertations and reports. In addition to practical guidance on the researching and writing up of projects, this book includes essential guidance on effective time management and how to ensure that projects are completed and submitted on time as well as invaluable insights through real-life student and supervisor comments. Fully supported by online resources including an instructor's manual and lecturer slides as well as templates, checklists and quizzes for students, Researching and Writing Dissertations is a book that anyone working on dissertations, research projects or business reports can't afford to be without.
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Your Undergraduate Dissertation

The Essential Guide for Success

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446287076

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation.
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Alternative Market Research Methods

Market Sensing

Author: David Longbottom,Alison Lawson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317550382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Traditional research methods in marketing can be illuminating when used well, but all too often their data-driven results fail to provide the depth of understanding that organisations need to anticipate market needs. Alternative Market Research Methods: Market sensing is a new approach that enables researchers to get greater depth and meaning from their research and organisations to make smarter strategic decisions. This book, the first text dedicated to the topic, explains market sensing simply and practically and demonstrates how it can benefit researchers. It teaches non-mainstream and alternative research methods which facilitate innovative research design, and achieves deep insights into the mindsets of consumers. The methods explored in this book include: emotional scaling ; discourse analysis; consumer ethnography; social media networks; narrative and story telling; gamification. With a wealth of case studies and pedagogy to aid student learning, as well as online teaching aids including PowerPoint presentations and video content, this ground-breaking textbook is an essential resource for anyone that wants to expand their repertoire of marketing research methods to create a research project that will be original and insightful.
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Researching and Writing a Dissertation

A Guidebook for Business Students

Author: Colin M. Fisher,John Buglear

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273710073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

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This book takes an extremely practical, skills-based approach and covers both the research methods themselves and the process of choosing, planning, researching and writing the dissertation.
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Dissertation Skills

For Business and Management Students

Author: Brian White

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780826467881

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Final year dissertations often constitute a major part of a student's degree. This work aims to maximise the potential of its readers, guiding them clearly and calmly through the steps involved in putting together a successful piece of work.
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Modernizing the Academic Teaching and Research Environment

Methodologies and Cases in Business Research

Author: Jorge Marx Gómez,Sulaiman Mouselli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331974173X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book constitutes a valuable manual for young and seasoned business researchers alike, and provides a comprehensive summary for the whole research journey. It is a must-read for all researchers who need to understand the basics of business research, from identifying research topics, to planning and organizing the research process, and selecting the most appropriate methodology for the topic at hand. This book also provides insights on how to avoid common pitfalls in business research and outlines the research skills needed to write a fine piece of research. In order to capture the innovative element of research, the book also highlights methods for thinking outside the box. It also stresses the importance of respecting ethics while conducting business research. Lastly, it presents important cases and provides hands-on training for preparing survey tools. Readers looking to master business research won’t want to miss out on this unique and insightful book.
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Surviving Your Dissertation

A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Rae R. Newton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916790

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

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... This is the most comprehensive and user-friendly book available for helping graduate students complete both quantitative and qualitative dissertations in the social sciences.
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Business Research

Enjoy Creating, Developing and Writing Your Business Project

Author: Wilson Ng,Elayne Coakes

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749468963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Knowledge of business research is necessary for any business student, as all postgraduate business programmes and business-related disciplines require it. Business Research is a groundbreaking book for student researchers who need to conceive, conduct and complete a new research project for the first time. It concentrates on the business organization and gives invaluable practical advice on going out into the field and conducting interviews, researching problems and learning about organizations. Through its conversational, accessible style and its adoption of a student's perspective, this book will make the process of learning about research enjoyable and the resulting research project outstanding. Business Research is essential reading for students who are studying for one or more modules in research methods for a postgraduate qualification in business and management; students who have a methodological component to one of their modules (eg a module in organizational behaviour); and students who have to conduct an investigation in a business and management field, for a dissertation or project report, and need guidance and assistance on how to approach, conduct and report every aspect of their project.
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Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines

Author: Tim Coles,David Timothy Duval,Gareth Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136156836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Around the world every year very many students have to complete dissertations or theses as part of their undergraduate or masters studies in tourism and related subjects. Often this substantial piece of self-directed work is the culmination of their programmes. More than just a means to consolidate their final grades, it is also an exciting chance to research a topic of their choosing and a potential gateway to more advanced study as well as job offers and future career paths. Yet for all these reasons, many students view the dissertation as a tricky challenge. This comprehensive book intends to take the stress and anxiety out of doing a dissertation in tourism studies and related disciplines. The process is examined from the germination of an idea to the submission and assessment of the final document. Written primarily for students conducting independent research for the first time, this book offers simple advice and a clear framework which students can adopt even in more advanced studies at masters and doctoral level. This book debunks popular myths, and aims to overcome common pitfalls. It focuses on the aims and objectives as the DNA of every dissertation. Rather than view it as a single, overwhelming project, the dissertation is presented as a series of more modest, manageable yet crucially inter-linked tasks that all students can successfully complete through careful preparation and effective time management. Dissertations are not to be underestimated and they demand great care and attention, but they can also be immensely rewarding and enriching experiences academically and personally. This ‘jargon free’ book is also written with overseas students specifically in mind, drawing directly on our overseas students’ experiences. This valuable resource contains start of chapter learning objectives and end of chapter checklists, as well as numerous boxed case studies, to further help assist students through their dissertation.
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