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

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.

Logistikintegrierte Produktentwicklung

Eine zukunftsorientierte Analyse am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie

Author: Matthias Schulz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658049278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

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​Vorhandene Freiheitsgrade in der Produktentwicklung können von der Logistik ausgenutzt werden, um steigende Anforderungen effektiv bewältigen zu können. Matthias Schulz untersucht anhand von Experteninterviews die Integration des genannten Funktionsbereichs in den Produktentstehungsprozess am Beispiel deutscher Automobilhersteller. Um die Zukunftsfähigkeit zu gewährleisten, erläutert der Autor wandelnde Aufgaben in der Logistik bzw. im Supply Chain Management bis zum Jahre 2025 durch eine trendbasierte Szenario-Analyse und ermittelt notwendige Anpassungen. Die Analyse zeigt Unternehmen in- und außerhalb der Automobilindustrie Wege auf, die Leistungsfähigkeit und Kosten ihrer Fließsysteme zu verbessern und so dauerhafte Wettbewerbsvorteile zu erlangen.

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.

Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students

Author: Bill Lee,Mark Saunders

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473934400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 6739

This concise and practical guide explores the use of case studies as a method for conducting research in a business and management Masters dissertation.

Research Methodology for Social Sciences

Author: Arunangshu Giri,Debasish Biswas

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789352807574

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 364

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.

ECRM2013-Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research Methods

ECRM 2013

Author: Isabel Ramos,Anabela Mesquita

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 190950730X

Category: Business

Page: N.A

View: 9737

Complete proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM 2013 PRINT version Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.

Business Research Methods

Author: Alan Bryman,Emma Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199284986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 786

View: 1640

An adaptation of 'Social Research Methods' by Alan Bryman, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of business research methods. It gives students an assessment of the contexts within which different methods may be used and how they should be implemented.

Analysing Quantitative Data for Business and Management Students

Author: Charles Scherbaum,Kristen Shockley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 5054

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 Analyzing Quantitative Data, Charles Scherbaum and Kristen Shockley guide you through philosophical and theoretical foundations, basic components of quantitative analysis, conducting quantitative analysis, studies using quantitative analysis and strengths and limitations. The book also includes an appendix of Excel formulas. 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.

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

View: 4517

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.

Business Research Methods 3e

Author: Alan Bryman,Emma Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199583404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 765

View: 3823

An adaptation of 'Social Research Methods' by Alan Bryman, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the area of business research methods. It gives students an assessment of the contexts within which different methods may be used and how they should be implemented.

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

View: 7506

"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.

Research Methods and Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administrators

A Practical Guide

Author: Masami Nishishiba,Matthew Jones,Mariah Kraner

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321460

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 3012

Research Methods and Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administrators: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive, easy-to-read, core text that thoroughly prepares readers to apply research methods and data analysis to the professional environments of public and non-profit administration. The authors expertly incorporate original case examples to demonstrate concepts using “real actors,” facing specific scenarios, in which research methods must be applied. This unique approach—presented in language accessible to both students new to research as well as current practitioners—guides the reader in fully understanding the research options detailed throughout the text.

Research Methods for Environmental Studies

A Social Science Approach

Author: Mark Kanazawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317191331

Category: Reference

Page: 380

View: 5835

The methodological needs of environmental studies are unique in the breadth of research questions that can be posed, calling for a textbook that covers a broad swath of approaches to conducting research with potentially many different kinds of evidence. Written specifically for social science-based research into the environment, this book covers the best-practice research methods most commonly used to study the environment and its connections to societal and economic activities and objectives. Over five key parts, Kanazawa introduces quantitative and qualitative approaches, mixed methods, and the special requirements of interdisciplinary research, emphasizing that methodological practice should be tailored to the specific needs of the project. Within these parts, detailed coverage is provided on key topics including the identification of a research project; spatial analysis; ethnography approaches; interview technique; and ethical issues in environmental research. Drawing on a variety of extended examples to encourage problem-based learning and fully addressing the challenges associated with interdisciplinary investigation, this book will be an essential resource for students embarking on courses exploring research methods in environmental studies.

Doing Social Science Research

Author: Simeon Yates

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761967989

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Providing an introductory overview of the process of social research, and including classic readings in research methods that all students and researchers should be familiar with, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to key areas of quantitative and qualitative research.

Research Methods for Sport Studies

Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268776

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4361

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.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

A GUIDE TO FOR RESEACHERS IN MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Author: BILL TAYLOR,GAUTAM SINHA,TAPOSH GHOSHAL

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120329911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The Book Intended to serve as a text for postgraduate students of commerce, management, and social sciences, and especially for the first-time researchers, this well-organized book deals with the variety of research methods used in management and social sciences, with particular emphasis on the implementation of these methods. It offers readers practical guidelines for research and directs them through all the stages of research—from identifying a viable research project to the submission of a dissertation, report, or research article. The text identifies three dimensions of research methodology—research strategies, research methods and research data—that provide a structure for the book.

Research Methods for Managers

Author: John Gill,Phil Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 9226

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.