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

View: 9072

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.

Wissenschaft und Hypothese

Author: Ferdinand Lindemann,Henri Poincare?,F.L. Lindemann

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5880723313

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 8454

Wissenschaft und Hypothese. Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe mit erl?uternden Anmerkungen

Sarstedt/Schütz, IBM SPSS Syntax

Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung

Author: Marko Sarstedt,Tobias Schütz

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800643626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 924

Der souveräne Umgang mit der SPSS Syntax bietet einen unschätzbaren Vorteil für die tägliche Arbeit von Anwendern, die mit der Analyse von Daten zu tun haben. Das Buch ist eine integrierte Einführung in die Steuersprache von IBM SPSS Statistics für Studenten, Forscher und Praktiker. Es behandelt neben den notwendigen Grundlagen die Themengebiete Datenaufbereitung, Datentrans-formation und -modifikation. Weitere Themengebiete umfassen die Makro- und Matrixsprache, die in der 2. Auflage deutlich erweitert worden sind. Die Neuauflage wurde von Grund auf neu bearbeitet und um zahlreiche typische Anwendungsbeispiele ergänzt, die anhand realer Daten u.?a. des J.?D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Index veranschaulicht werden. Die zugehörigen Datensätze sind als kostenloses Zusatzmaterial im Internet erhältlich.

Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students

Author: Bill Lee,Mark Saunders

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473934397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 8596

Part of SAGE’s Mastering Business Research Methods series, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N. K. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan, the series is designed to support business and management students with their research-based dissertations by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis. The books are written in a concise and accessible way, and contain a range of features, including checklists and a glossary, designed to support self-guided research. 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. Watch the editors introduce the Mastering Business Research Methods series and tell you more about the first three books.

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: 1080

"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.

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: 1853

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.

Doing Social Science Research

Author: Simeon Yates

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761967989

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 834

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.

Logistikintegrierte Produktentwicklung

Eine zukunftsorientierte Analyse am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie

Author: Matthias Schulz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658049278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

View: 4389

​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.

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

View: 9020

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.

Methodenlehre der Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Felix Kaufmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783211831267

Category: Law

Page: 325

View: 4590

I. FELIX KAUFMANN wurde im Jahr 1919, im Alter von 24 Jahren, an der Universitat Wien zum Doktor der Rechte promoviert. Nach seiner Promotion betatigte er sich von 1919 bis 1922 als Rechtspraktikant bei Gericht, in einem Wirtschaftsunternehmen und bei einem Anwalt. Wah rend dieser Zeit studierte er Philosophie. Mit dem Abschlug dieses Studi urns nach sechs Semestern, habilitierte er sich im Jahr 1922 im Alter von 27 Jahren, mit einer Arbeit tiber Logik und Rechtswissenschaft - Grundrif eines Systems der reinen Rechtslehre, an der juristischen Fakultat der Uni versitat Wien flir Rechtsphilosophie. Gutachter waren HANS KELSEN und ALEXANDER HOLD-FERNECK. Zu dieser Zeit tibernahm er auch die Lei tung der osterreichischen Vertretung der Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, die er bis zu seiner Emigration in die USA im Jahr 1938 beibehielt. 1m Jahr 1924 veroffendichte KAUFMANN eine Arbeit tiber Die Kriteri en des Rechts, die er zur Erlangung des Doktorats der Philosophie bei der philosoph is chen Fakultat der Universitat Wien als Dissertation einreich teo Gutachter dieser Dissertation waren MORITZ SCHLICK und ROBERT REININGER. Nach Ablegung der Rigorosen mit Auszeichnung wurde der bereits seit vier Jahren als Dozent cler Rechtsphilosophie an der Univer sitat Wien wirkende KAUFMANN im Jahr 1926 zum Doktor der Philoso phie promoviert. 1m Jahr 1929 veroffendichte KAUFMANN eine Studie tiber Die philosophischen Grundprobleme von der Strafrechtsschuld. Rich tungweisende wissenschaftstheoretische und rechtstheoretische Arbeiten folgten in den Jahren 1930 und 1931.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 7761

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Analysis of the Cognitive Interview in Questionnaire Design

Author: Gordon B. Willis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190262850

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 6090

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.

Research Methods for the Self-Study of Practice

Author: Deborah Tidwell,Melissa Heston,Linda Fitzgerald

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402095146

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 6686

This is a book designed with the teacher educator in mind. It provides in depth examination of specific methods used effectively in self-study research. The chapters are written by researchers engaged in self-study of their practice.

Research Methods in Business Studies

A Practical Guide

Author: Pervez N. Ghauri,Kjell Grønhaug

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273681564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 5931

This clearly written introduction is ideal for business students taking a course in research methods, or undertaking their first dissertation or report on a work placement project. Written in a concise and accessible style, it demonstrates the importance of a scientific approach to business research and problem-solving projects. It shows students how to formulate a problem, choose a research method, argue and motivate, and how to collect, analyse and present the data.

Research Methods

Author: Patrick McNeill,Steve Chapman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415340762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 707

Beginnning with a brief outline of the history of sociological research, this text describes the main methods used in the field today, as well as making reference to new developments in the presentation of research findings.

Engaged Scholarship

A Guide for Organizational and Social Research

Author: Andrew H. Van de Ven

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199226296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 2428

A guide for organizational and social research in business studies and the social sciences, providing a clear framework for research design and methodology. It will be an invaluable tool for academics, researchers, and graduate students across the social sciences concerned with rigorous and relevant research in the contemporary world.

Research Methods in Management

Author: Geoff Lancaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136368531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1210

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.

Research Methods for Political Science

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Author: David E McNabb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317460979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3959

Thoroughly updated, more concise than the previous edition, and available for the first time in paperback, "Research Methods for Political Science" is designed to help students learn what to research, why to research, and how to research. The text integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in one volume, and includes the most comprehensive coverage of qualitative methods currently available. It covers such important topics as research design, specifying research problems, designing questionnaries and writing questions, designing and carrying out qualitative research, and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative research data. Heavily illustrated, classroom tested, and exceptionally readable and engaging, the text also provides specific instructions on the use of available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS.