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Research Design for Business & Management

Research Design for Business & Management

September 2014 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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Research Design for Business & Management
is a logical and practical book which makes no assumptions about your prior research knowledge. It will instead provide you with a clear understanding of the commonly used methods in business and management research, and enable you to tackle the fundamental elements of the research process.

This book:

  • contains conversation boxes which answer and discuss the typical research questions you may have
  • focuses on the judgement calls that you will need to make in your research
  • uniquely demonstrates the circular relationships between research elements ensuring that you can relate chapters to your research process in real life
  • provides key insights into what the examiners and journals will look for in your research to help you get the best possible grades
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Research
Chapter 2: Misperceptions, Challenges and Judgement Calls in Research
Chapter 3: The Research Question
Chapter 4: Conducting a Literature Review
Chapter 5: Research Design
Chapter 6: Data, Sampling and Measurements
Chapter 7: Data Collection Methods
Chapter 8: Descriptive and Exploratory Analysis
Chapter 9: Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 10: Quantitative Analysis
Chapter 11: Writing Up
Chapter 12: The Importance of the Research Environment

Very good text for introducing students to a research topic.

Professor Fernando Munoz-Bullon
Business Management Division, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
December 11, 2014

I like the conversation boxes

Dr Koen Kooy
International Business and Management, Hogeschool Rotterdam
December 11, 2014

This is a comprehensive textbook covering many of the issues that I found as advisor of graduated students. There are many dialogues that replicate many of my own discussions with the students. The balanced contents and the clear language let me recommend this publication as very stimulating for post-graduation students.

Dr Paulo Mourao
School of Economics & Management, University of Minho
November 6, 2014

Excellent book for introducing research in business studies

Professor Gandolfo Dominici
SEAS, University of Palermo
November 3, 2014

very good text, written in a very simple and easy to understand way. Students love it.

Dr Nadia Amin
Westminster Business School, University of Westminster
October 24, 2014

I reccomend this book all students that write their thesis. I like the structure and the way it approaches the topic.

Dr Arjan Kozica
Wirtschafts- und Organisationswissenschaften, University of Federal Armed Forces
October 2, 2014

Very clear and well written book. Good examples and simple to follow.

Miss Sharon Brooks
Faculty of Higher Education, City College Plymouth
August 12, 2014

Currently we are using Real World Research by C Robson and Research Methods for business students by M Saunders e.a.

Mr Loek Stolwijk
Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam
August 12, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 2: Misperceptions, Challenges and Judgement Calls in Research

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