Doing Research in Business and Management

An Introduction to Process and Method

Author: Dan Remenyi,Brian Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761959502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

View: 9402

This wide-ranging text comprehensively overviews management research and research methodology. The authors take the reader through all the major stages of the research process and introduce the key methods. After highlighting the different contexts and purposes, strategies and tactics, programmes and processes of management research, the authors provide detailed coverage of the relevant research approaches and methods. They discuss the interrelationship of theoretical and empirical research, and how these apply to practice. The implications of using quantitative and qualitative methods are examined, and practical advice is given on the available analysis techniques and software packages.

Research Methods for Managers

Author: John Gill,Phil Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 4114

This new edition helps management students with the methods they need when undertaking their proejct work, be it at first degree, diploma, MBA or doctorate level. The text incorporates feedback from a range of researchers, educators and students, with new examples of management research included.

Doing Research in the Real World

Author: David E Gray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242353

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 5517

This fully revised and expanded edition of Doing Research in the Real World introduces readers to all the essential aspects of the research process and will be an essential guide to any student on a research methods course. David Gray's clear and accessible introduction starts by setting out best approaches to the design of appropriate research tools, and leads the reader in to issues of data collection, analysis and writing up. Practically focused throughout, this book encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the many means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. Gray's book will help students with the full research process and covers: - How to select appropriate projects and research questions - How to decide on the most effective research design strategies - How to select and use appropriate data and literature sources - How to choose and implement methods of data collection - How to analyse and present data in a coherent and effective manner. This new edition provides five new chapters on: - Research Ethics - Searching, Reviewing and Using the Literature - Research Design using Qualitative Methods - Mixed Methods research designs, - Planning presentations and passing vivas. In addition a wide variety of case studies and activities and new practical 'Top Tips' for the discerning researcher have been incorporated. Written in a lively and accessible way Doing Research in the Real World can be used as a set text on an introductory methods course and can be used as an essential resource for students and researchers completing research projects across the Social Sciences, Education and Business Studies. The book will be accompanied by a companion website, featuring tutor's notes, powerpoint slides, downloadable additional readings and weblinks.

Management Research

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Paul R Jackson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446260453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 7899

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Now in its Fourth Edition, this much loved text offers theoretical and philosophical depth without sacrificing what you need to know in practical terms. With an impressive suite of in-text features and online materials, as well as the authors' ability to tackle complex issues in a clear and accessible way, this textbook makes the whole scope of management research methods approachable. Inside you will find painless coverage of the entire research process as well as a critical, thoughtful treatment of important issues like ethics and politics, making this an invaluable companion to any student or researcher who needs to know about business and management research methods. New to the Fourth Edition: - Expanded coverage of mixed methods - Further guidance on choosing a research question and writing a research proposal - More visual material and an improved, full-colour layout The book's companion website has been fully updated to include: - An instructor's manual - Lecture slides - Links to further reading - More full-text articles from SAGE Journals Online - An online glossary - An author podcast Visit the Companion Webiste at www.sagepub.co.uk/easterbysmith

Essentials of Business Research

A Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Author: Jonathan Wilson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 8645

Written specifically for business students, this best-selling, jargon-free textbook highlights each stage of the research process, guiding the reader through actionable steps and explicitly setting out how best to meet a supervisor's expectations. Easy to navigate and full of practical advice, it shows you how to choose a topic and write a proposal, with easy to follow tips and detailed screenshots and diagrams. Key student features include: 'You're the Supervisor' sections - helps students to meet learning objectives 'Common questions and answers' - real-world advice on how to tackle common challenges Examples from different types of international businesses Detailed guidance on software packages such as SPSS Student case studies Annotated further reading Accompanied by a fully integrated companion website designed to support learning. Free to access, it includes author podcasts, guides to online tools, links to downloadable journal articles, examples of completed projects, PowerPoint slides and students' multiple choice questions to test progress. Available on publication: www.uk.sagepub.com/jonathanwilson2e. A must-have title for all business and management students; this is the ideal companion for achieving success in your research project. Lecturers/instructors - request a free digital inspection copy here

Doing Research in Political Science

An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics

Author: Paul Pennings,Hans Keman,Jan Kleinnijenhuis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446226905

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 5552

This is an immensely helpful book for students starting their own research... an excellent introduction to the comparative method giving an authoritative overview over the research process - Klaus Armingeon, University of Bern Doing Research in Political Science is the book for mastering the comparative method in all the social sciences - Jan-Erik Lane, University of Geneva This book has established itself as a concise and well-readable text on comparative methods and statistics in political science I...strongly recommend it. - Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps-University Marburg This thoroughly revised edition of the popular textbook offers an accessible but comprehensive introduction to comparative research methods and statistics for students of political science. Clearly organized around three parts, the text introduces the main theories and methodologies used in the discipline. Part 1 frames the comparative approach within the methodological framework of the political and social sciences. Part 2 introduces basic descriptive and inferential statistical methods as well as more advanced multivariate methods used in quantitative political analysis. Part 3 applies the methods and techniques of Parts 1 & 2 to research questions drawn from contemporary themes and issues in political science. Incorporating practice exercises, ideas for further reading and summary questions throughout, Doing Research in Political Science provides an invaluable step-by-step guide for students and researchers in political science, comparative politics and empirical political analysis.

Business research methods

Author: William Emory

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780256018516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 2898

Foundations of research; Research design; Data collection; Analysis and reporting.

Qualitative Methods in Management Research

Author: Evert Gummesson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761920144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 910

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.

Doing Research in Fashion and Dress

An Introduction to Qualitative Methods

Author: Yuniya Kawamura

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847885829

Category: Design

Page: 150

View: 3396

Provides readers with a guided introduction to the key qualitative methodological approaches and shows students how 'to do' research by combining theoretical and practical perspectives.

An Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Author: David Gough,Sandy Oliver,James Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968216

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 6855

Focused on actively using systematic review as method, this book provides clear, step-by-step advice on the logic and processes of systematic reviewing. Stressing the importance of precision and accuracy, this new edition carefully balances a need for insightful theory with real-world pragmatism; it introduces a wide range of cutting-edge approaches to research synthesis including text mining, living reviews and new ideas in mixed methods reviews such as qualitative comparative analysis. The book also includes: A new chapter on statistical synthesis Coverage of computer-assisted methods and relevant software Expanded sections on data extraction and management A guide to working with many different types of data including longitudinal and panel. Packed with examples from across the social sciences, this book helps students and researchers alike in turning systematic reviews into recommendations for policy and practice.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management

An Introduction

Author: Sandra van Thiel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136155341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 4551

Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample opportunities and cases for research, but the standard methodologies for researching in the social sciences can be difficult to follow in the complex world of the public sector. In a dynamic political environment, the focus lies on solving social problems whilst also using methodological principles needed for doing scientifically sound research. Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management represents a comprehensive guide to doing and using research in public management and administration. It is impressively succinct but covering a wide variety of research strategies including among others: action research, hypotheses, sampling, case selection, questionnaires, interviewing, desk research, prescription and research ethics. This textbook does not bog the nascent researcher down in the theory but does provide numerous international examples and practical exercises to illuminate the research journey. Sandra Van Thiel guides us through the theory, operationalization and research design process before explaining the tools required to carry-out impactful research. This concise textbook will be core reading for those studying research methods and/or carrying out research on public management and administration.

Research Skills for Management Studies

Author: Alan Berkeley Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134491859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1155

The recent growth of interest in the systematic study of management has transformed a once neglected area of research into one that now attracts a huge number of postgraduate students. Despite this, there has been a distinct lack of research guides tailored specifically for management studies. Designed as a comprehensive introduction to the main phases of a research project, this textbook fills that void. It leads students from the very first stage of initiation through to final publication, considering the nature of research skills and the fundamental elements of the research process, whilst exploring the institutional context in which management research is carried out. Taking current debates and the surrounding philosophical and strategic issues in hand, this book combines the key theories with the best practical advice to offer a completely rounded introduction to the topic. It includes guidance and specific reference to real management research projects, as well as case examples, activities and further reading lists, and is essential reading for anyone undertaking a management studies research project.

Introduction to Research Methods

A Hands-On Approach

Author: Bora Pajo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148338697X

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 9990

Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach makes learning research methods easy for students by giving them activities they can experience and do on their own. With clear, simple, and even humorous prose, this text offers students a straightforward introduction to an exciting new world of social science and behavioral research. Rather than making research seem intimidating, author Bora Pajo shows students how research can be an easy, ongoing conversation on topics that matter in their lives. Each chapter includes real research examples that illustrate specific topics that the chapter covers, guides that help students explore actual research challenges in more depth, and ethical considerations relating to specific chapter topics. 3 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Read This Book 1. Conducting research can be fun when you see it in terms that relate to your everyday life. 2. Knowing how to do research will open many doors for you in your career. It will open your mind to new ideas on what you might pursue in the future (e.g., becoming an entrepreneur, opening your own nongovernmental organization, or running your own health clinic), and give you an extra analytic skill to brag about in your job interviews. 3. Understanding research will make you an educated consumer. You will be able to evaluate the information before you and determine what to accept and what to reject. Truth be told, understanding research will save you money in the short and long term*. *From Chapter 1 of Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach

E-Government

Implementation, Adoption and Synthesis in Developing Countries

Author: Kelvin J. Bwalya,Stephen M. Mutula

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311039605X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 9848

E-Government is a hot topic. The integration of Information and Communication Technologies into public service delivery offers a number of promising opportunities. This book refers to the benefits derived from ubiquitous access to and delivery of government services to citizens, business partners and employees. It analyses the concepts that are essential for successful implementation of e-Government, especially in developing countries.

Business Research Projects

Author: A. D. Jankowicz

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

View: 1038

Jankowicz's approach is one of practical relevance and pragmatism supported by theory. Most business students will not become business researchers but need to know how to tackle a project.

A Technology for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’

Green biotechnology in the eyes of a scientist, a social researcher, a consumer

Author: Dimitris Drisis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197162

Category: Social Science

Page: 113

View: 544

A reader on Plant Biotechnology can see most of the publications rotating and repeating the issues around Food Safety, Regulatory and Public Policy and the role of capital in their support and development. The originality of this work stems from the view that looks Plant Biotechnology in an optimistic manner and through the spectrum of an old social theory where science and public interest coexist in a harmonious way. It is informative on the social role of Agricultural Technology to feed the world, but also provides to scientists and managers in the industry an applied way to solve ethical dilemmas with the introduction of a new technology.

Conducting Research Interviews for Business and Management Students

Author: Catherine Cassell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 4075

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 researchers by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis. In Conducting Research Interviews, Catherine Cassell guides you through conceptualizing the interview, preparing for the research interview, conducting the interview, examples, conclusions and next steps. 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. Watch the editors introduce the Mastering Business Research Methods series and tell you more about the first three books.

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications

Author: Daniel P. Loucks,Eelco van Beek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319442341

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

View: 7257

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals. It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for project identification, design, siting, operation and evaluation and for studying post-planning issues. The authors cover both basin-wide and urban water issues and present ways of identifying and evaluating alternatives for addressing multiple-purpose and multi-objective water quantity and quality management challenges. Reinforced with cases studies, exercises, and media supplements throughout, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in water resource planning and management as well as for practicing planners and engineers in the field.

Business: The Key Concepts

Author: Mark Vernon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134526229

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2447

Here is a practical guide to the essentials of business. This book provides everything you need to know about the key concepts and terms, from accountability to zero-sum game. Everything from management, economics and finance to marketing, organizational behaviour and operations is covered in just the right amount of detail to make things clear and intelligible. Business: The Key Concepts: * is detailed yet approachable * considers new developments in business, notably eBusiness and contemporary business ethics * covers established subjects, taking an international and strategic perspective that balances theory and practice * suggests specific further reading for many concepts and also includes an extensive bibliography. Whether you're already in business and could do with a handy reference guide, or you're a student needing an introduction to the fundamentals, Business: The Key Concepts is the perfect companion.

Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management

The Reality of Researching and Writing

Author: Reva Berman Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412903516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 1709

e question of how to choose a research project is answered.