• Business & Economics

Research Methods for Business Students


Author: Mark N.K. Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292016647
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 768
View: 8970
Research Methods for Business Students has been fully revised for this seventh edition and continues to be the market-leading textbook in its field, guiding hundreds of thousands of student researchers to success in their research methods modules, research proposals, projects and dissertations. So, if you're thinking . . . 'How do I choose my topic?' 'I'm confused by all these different philosophies' 'I need to collect my data; what do I do first?' ‘When and what do I need to write? . . . then, open this book to discover: Regular checklists and ‘Progressing your research project’ sections to give you step-by-step practical guidance on the process A glossary of clear definitions for 600 research terms Cases and examples of students’ and academics’ research and topical news articles illustrating research in practice Detailed chapters on choosing your topic, reviewing the literature, understanding philosophies, research design, access and ethics, secondary data, data collection and analysis, and writing about and presenting your research Don’t forget to visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/saunders where you can use online tutorials on research software, such as IBM SPSS Statistics and NVivo, test yourself with hundreds of multiple choice questions, analyse over 60 further case studies, and learn how to search the Internet more efficiently and effectively with our Smarter Online Searching guide! Start your project with confidence and complete it with success! Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at The Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. Philip Lewis was a Principal Lecturer and Adrian Thornhill was a Head of Department, both at the University of Gloucestershire.

    • Business & Economics

Research Methods for Business Students


Author: Mark N.K. Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0273750801
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 728
View: 6651
A comprehensive introduction to research methods in business for students planning or undertaking a dissertation or extensive research project in business and management. The sixth edition of Research Methods for Business Students brings the theory, philosophy and techniques of research to life and enables students to understand the practical relevance of the research methods. A highly accessible style and logical structure have made this the ‘student choice’ and run-away market leader. The book is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business, or business-related disciplines. The following online resources support the text: For Students: self-assessment questions, glossary, revision “flashcards”, tutorials for SPSS and NVivo, plus Smarter Online Searching Guide For Instructors: teaching manual, powerpoint slides, testbank

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Research Methods for Business Students


Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273716860
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 614
View: 4280
Using real-life case studies and written with a student-centred approach, this 5th edition provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake a piece of business research making the best use of IT where appropriate.

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Researching and Writing a Dissertation

a guidebook for business students
Author: Colin Fisher
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0273723456
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
View: 2520
Researching and Writing your Dissertation is an essential guide for students undertaking research projects as part of a postgraduate qualification in business or management. Seven accessible chapters guide the reader through the process from choosing a topic, to gathering and analysing data, and finally writing and presenting the results. This book is ideal for students who may not be taking a taught and assessed module in research methods, but are undertaking management research for the first time and will benefit from guidance on the process, from start to finish.

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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
View: 7149
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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Business Research Methods for Chinese Students

A Practical Guide to Your Research Project
Author: Huiping Xian,Yue Meng-Lewis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526448971
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 2651
Written by Chinese authors who having both successfully completed Masters degrees and PhDs and become lecturers at UK universities, are equipped to provide Chinese students with straightforward guidance to help overcome the cultural and language difficulties they are confronted with, and to support them in their undertaking of the research methods section of their dissertations. The book comprehensively covers both the theory and practice and includes a number of features to support learning including: Chinese translations of key concepts and definitions Tips about how to use different methods in the Chinese context Clear definitions of key terms Short illustrative examples A list of useful resources about Chinese research The book also features examples of Chinese research from the authors’ own work and from top journals to illustrate how the methods can be applied in the Chinese context. Suitable reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across all business and management disciplines.

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Research Methods for Business Students


Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9781292016627
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 768
View: 9323
Revised edition of Research methods for business students, 2012.

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Business Research Methods


Author: Alan Bryman,Emma Bell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199668647
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 808
View: 1889
A complete introduction to doing business research, Business Research Methods is the ideal guide for students embarking on a research project. Together with real students and supervisors, the authors draw on their own extensive experience to give readers tips for success and provide advice to help them avoid common mistakes. Developed specifically with business and management students in mind, this bestselling textbook explores the nature and purpose of business research and the issues it entails, while also providing students with practical advice on carrying out their research. In addition to a broad range of relevant case studies, the book features a substantial discussion of ethics, a chapter on internet research methods, and a strong emphasis on practical content such as planning a project and writing it up. With a new chapter on the nature of business research that explains why an understanding of research methods is so important to the broader study of business and management, and a new chapter on sampling in qualitative research, Business Research Methods remains the book of choice to help you build a full understanding of the subject.New to this editionA new introductory chapter on the nature of business research explains to students the relevance and importance of studying research methods, while also considering the 'messiness' of business research by giving guidance to students on how to proceed if things do not go to plan.A new chapter on sampling in qualitative research complements the existing chapter on sampling in quantitative research, providing full coverage of this important topic.New material on the use of technology in research, including the use of Skype for interviewing and work blogs as sources of data, keeps the book fully up-to-date with the latest trends in research methods.New coverage of shadowing in organizations, experience and event sampling, thematic analysis, and global and multi-site ethnography.Increased coverage of writing for academic audiences and mixed-methods research.Fully updated to include coverage of SPSS 22.

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Research Methods for Tourism Students


Author: Ramesh Durbarry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351336185
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 294
View: 5658
This introductory guide offers innovative ideas and strategies to students undertaking their first social science research work. Academically rigorous yet accessible, it uses a systematic step-by-step approach to illustrate the research process and its applications to the tourism industry. Students are presented with numerous examples and case studies, linking theory with practice. The textbook provides a balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative methods, accompanying students throughout the process of selecting a research topic and specifying research questions, aims and objectives. A range of pedagogical features such as discussion questions, practical tips and examples enable students to review the literature, understand models and methodologies, analyse and interpret data (quantitative and qualitative) and ultimately write up their findings. Featuring contributions by a group of academics with expertise in their respective fields, the book provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to research methods. This is an essential resource to tourism students and will also be of interest to researchers in any social science subject.

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Research Methods for Managers


Author: John Gill,Phil Johnson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446244791
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 2935
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The highly-anticipated Fourth Edition of this bestselling text still succeeds in providing a step-by-step guide to implementing particular methodologies, while simultaneously encouraging a strong awareness of philosophical assumptions. NEW to the Fourth Edition: - Expanded coverage to accommodate recent developments in management research methodology. New topics include: doing a literature review, case study research, action research, mixed methods, and writing-up. - Packed with practical research examples and exercises that encourage students to reflect upon the issues raised and relate them to their own experience. - Additional learning features including critical reflection boxes, case studies and chapter summaries. - A companion website with a full Instructors' Manual and PowerPoint slides. Students have free access to downloadable journal articles and author podcasts. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/gillandjohnson Using a practical approach, but with explicit attention to the role of theory in management research, the new edition of Research Methods for Managers is a stimulating guide for students in management, organization and organization research.

Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students


Author: Bill Lee,Mark Saunders
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781446274170
Category:
Page: 152
View: 3600
This book describes the properties of case study designs in organizational research, exploring the uses, advantages and limitations of case research. It also demonstrates the flexibilities which case designs offer, and challenges the myths surrounding this approach. Business & Management students using the book will be able to assess the applicability of case studies to their own research and, if appropriate, will also be able to design for themselves a creative case study strategy that will not only answer their original research questions, but also address questions they didn't consider when the research began. The Mastering Business Research Methods series provides practical guidance on using specific methods of data collection and data analysis. Expert authors, and series editors Bill Lee, Mark N K Saunders and Vadake K Narayanan, share their extensive experience on how to get the best from each method, through clear, understandable and applied examples. Ideal for Business & Management students studying for a Master's degree, each book provides all they need to know before employing a particular research method for their dissertation.

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Analysing Quantitative Data for Business and Management Students


Author: Charles Scherbaum,Kristen Shockley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917425
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
View: 8364
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.

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Research Methods For Business

A Skill Building Approach
Author: Uma Sekaran,Roger J. Bougie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119165555
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
View: 8259
Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach is a concise and straightforward introduction for students to the world of business research. The skill-building approach provides students with practical perspectives on how research can be applied in real business situations. Maintaining Uma Sekaran’ s popular and accessible style of writing, Roger Bougie draws upon his extensive experience in the field to present an up-to-date guide on business research which is ideal for aspiring managers. The seventh edition has been fully revised and updated to include cutting-edge examples and enriched pedagogical features designed to improve student learning outcomes. There is now an increased emphasis on the relationship between the scientific and the pragmatic approaches to research, while the key concepts are explored and applied to real-life research throughout the book. This book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/college/sekaran which offers: Video material developed by the author, giving further explanation on difficult topics PowerPoint slides for each chapter Additional case studies Lecturer test bank including multiple choice, true–false, short answer and essay questions Data sets Over 250 quiz questions for students’ self-study

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Doing Research in Business and Management


Author: Mark N. K. Saunders,Philip Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292133522
Category: Business
Page: 280
View: 3348
La 4e de couverture indique : "If you need any help with your research project or dissertation then this fully revised and updated 2nd edition is ideal for you. Doing Research in Business and Management brings research methods to life, covering critical literature review projects, projects using existing data, and those projects where you collect your own data. It explains how to write your research proposal and complete your entire research project.The concise and easy-to-read style combined with clear tables and diagrams makes it highly accessible. 'Definition' boxes explain key terms and'Research in practice' boxes show how research is used in real life, making this the book you need to successfully complete your project.New to the 2nd edition: latest sources of online secondary data, extended discussion of research philosophies and theory development, using observation, and how to reference.Don't forget to visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/saunders for online tutorials on research software, such as SPSS, and where you can search the Internet more efficiently and effectively with our Smarter Online Searching Guide!"

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Organizational Research Methods

A Guide for Students and Researchers
Author: Paul M Brewerton,Lynne J Millward
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761971016
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 202
View: 4456
This timely book provides the reader with clear pointers for how to conduct organizational research appropriately, through planning and making informed and systematic research decisions, to understanding the ethical implications of applied organizational research, to implementing, reporting and presenting the findings to the highest possible standards. It provides an overview of a wide variety of research strategies, methods of data collection (both qualitative and quantitative) and analysis in a volume accessible to both an undergraduate, postgraduate and practitioner readership alike.

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Essentials of Business Research

A Guide to Doing Your Research Project
Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293475
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 376
View: 6904
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

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Template Analysis for Business and Management Students


Author: Nigel King,Joanna M. Brooks
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473952867
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 120
View: 8244
Part of SAGE’s Mastering Business Research Methods, 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 Template Analysis for Business and Management Students Nigel King and Joanna Brookes guide you through the origins of template analysis and its place in qualitative research, its basic components, and the main strengths and limitations of this method. Practical case studies and examples from published research then guide you through how to use it in your own research project. Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master’s degree, each book in the series may also serve as a reference book 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.

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Essentials of Business Research Methods


Author: Joseph F. Hair
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765630656
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 576
View: 5816
Managers increasingly must make decisions based on almost unlimited information. How can they navigate and organize this vast amount of data? Essentials of Business Research Methods provides research techniques for people who aren't data analysts. The authors offer a straightforward, hands-on approach to the vital managerial process of gathering and using data to make clear business decisions. They include such critical topics as the increasing role of online research, ethical issues, data mining, customer relationship management, and how to conduct information-gathering activities more effectively in a rapidly changing business environment. This is the only such book that includes a chapter on qualitative data analysis, and the coverage of quantitative data analysis is more extensive and much easier to understand than in other works. The book features a realistic continuing case throughout the text that enables students to see how business research information is used in the real world. It includes applied research examples in all chapters, as well as Ethical Dilemma mini - cases, and interactive Internet applications and exercises.

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Conducting Research Interviews for Business and Management Students


Author: Catherine Cassell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917468
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 120
View: 365
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.