A Complete Guide for Business and Management Students

Author: Roy Horn

Publisher: UK Higher Education Business Management

ISBN: 9781843983026

Category: Business

Page: 288

View: 8380

Research and write an outstanding dissertation or business report with this practical and concise guide.
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A Guide to Writing Your Dissertation

Author: Kevin D O'Gorman,Robert Macintosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910158500

Category:

Page: 272

View: 6877

This updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of key research methods and the main choices available when undertaking research in business and management. New to this edition is a comprehensive, practical guide on how to write your dissertation – invaluable to all. It is a clear, concise and practical guide containing wealth of outstanding examples for each method covered.Central to this edition is the 'methods map' (chapter 4), which sets out a logical process for researchers to articulate their position in relation to five key aspects of their research philosophy. In addition, the editors have developed a free app to accompany the book and this enables novice researchers to quickly develop a comprehensive justification of their particular research design in an interactive way. Taking you through the entire life cycle of a dissertation, the text covers everything from the purposes of research through to chapters on gathering primary and secondary data; using literature; quantitative and qualitative research; managing your research; using data and research ethics. Individual chapters are allied to a powerful critical commentary showing how some of the world’s leading scholars have used particular methods in their own research. Carefully constructed to achieve the greatest clarity for the student the text gives the reader: * In-text exercises * End of chapter’ review questions with solutions* Exemplar papers identified and discussed for each of the main methods *Directed further reading for developing understanding in key areas It is an essential learning aid for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates across a wide range of business and management courses and it comes with a range of supported learning materials including tutorials, lecture slides and tutor notes.Kevin O’Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History and Head of Business Management in the School of Languages and Management in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He trained in Glasgow, Salamanca and Rome as a philosopher, theologian and historian. His research interests have a dual focus: Origins, history and cultural practices of hospitality, and philosophical, ethical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary management practices. Using a wide range of methodological approaches he has published over 80 journal articles, books, chapters, and conference papers in business and management studies.Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University. He trained as an engineer and has worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. His research on the ways in which top teams develop strategy and on organizational change has been published in a wide range of outlets. He has a long-standing interest in research methods for business and management studies and has published on the relevance of management research using methods that include ethnography and action research. He has consulted extensively with public and private sector organizations and sits on the board of the charity Turning Point Scotland.
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For Business and Management Students

Author: Brian White

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780826467881

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 4475

The dissertation is often a crucial part of a business and management degree and can heavily influence the final mark. This book provides practical help to approach the dissertation in a positive and successful way. The tried and tested techniques will help to: choose and develop a subject to investigate, select an appropriate methodology, effectively carry out qualitative and quantitative research, make the best use of relevant literature, evaluate and analyse the data collected, write and present findings and get the most out of the dissertation advisor. An essential guide for all students carrying out a dissertation.
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Author: Michael Riley,Roy C. Wood,Mona A. Clark,Eleanor Wilkie,Edith Szivas

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861526083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 7939

Essential reading for diploma, degree and postgraduate taught-course students, this is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the process of completing projects, extended reports, dissertations and theses on business and management topics. Combining an extensive review of basic research methods and techniques with guidelines on the management of the dissertation writing process, the authors cover issues from the selection of topics to the research, preparation, structuring and presentation of a dissertation.
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Author: Shamil Naoum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136409912

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 224

View: 3320

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students is the only how-to guide for BSc and MSc students. Covering topic selection, research planning and methodology to structuring and writing the dissertation, this book includes everything needed for a successful write-up. A new chapter on Supervision and Assessment as well as updates to references and case studies ensures students know what is expected of them and how they will be assessed. The clear, concise, step-by-step text illustrated with examples of best case practice makes this an ideal resource for anyone involved in research in this field.
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Author: Tim Coles,David Timothy Duval,Gareth Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415460182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 9398

"Around the world every year many thousands of students have to complete dissertations or theses as part of their undergraduate or masters studies in tourism and related subjects. Often the dissertation or thesis represents the culmination of their programme as a substantial piece of self-directed work. More than just a means to consolidate their final grade, it is also an exciting chance to conduct intensive research on a topic of their choosing. It can also be a gateway to further periods of study as well as job offers and future career paths. Yet for all these reasons, the dissertation is viewed by many students as a tricky challenge. This book intends to take the stress and anxiety out of doing a dissertation in tourism studies and related disciplines. The dissertation process is examined from the germination of an idea to the submission, presentation and assessment of the final document. We offer a framework for conducting dissertations in the English-speaking world which students can adopt to varying degrees in their research at the undergraduate and masters levels. We aim to debunk the popular myths and common pitfalls of doing a dissertation. Rather than view the dissertation as a single, overwhelming project, the dissertation is presented as a series of more modest, manageable yet crucially inter-linked tasks that all students can successfully complete through effective time management"--
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How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802087

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 9838

Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.
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A Guide to Writing Your Dissertation

Author: Audrey Paterson,David Leung,Kevin O'Gorman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910158883

Category: Accounting

Page: 256

View: 7885

Research Methods for Accounting and Finance is an essential text for accounting and finance students undertaking research for the first time. It demystifies the research process by providing the novice researcher with a must-have guide through all of the stages of the research process, from identifying a research topic to the finished project. Jargon-free and written in a user-friendly style, it utilises a variety of methods to carefully link the subject matter and topics. Packed with appropriate examples and reflective exercises to support skills and knowledge development, each chapter includes a useful reference list and suggested further read¬ings. It offers a comprehensive overview of key research methods and the choices available when undertaking research in accounting and finances. It includes:* an exploration of the nature and scope of research within the disciplines of accounting and finance; * how to identify a suitable research project and the importance of understanding and contextualising your research ideas via a thorough literature review;* which type of research most suitable to undertake and the researcher's choice of data collection method;* an analysis of qualitative and quantitative research methods - and which is more appropriate for your study;* Ethical issues and research codes of practice and advice on the writing process.To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Visit www.goodfellowpublishers/rmforacc for details.The Global Management Series is a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details. Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editors: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy and Kevin O'Gorman, Professor of Management, both at Heriot-Watt University, UKAbout the Editors:Audrey Paterson is an Associate Professor in Accounting and manager of the PhD programme within the Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance at Heriot-Watt University, UK. David Leung is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Coventry University, UK.William (Bill) Jackson is Head of the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Heriot-Watt University, UK.Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of School at Heriot-Watt University, UK.Kevin O'Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History in Heriot-Watt University, UK.
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A Guide for Doctoral Students and Faculty

Author: Jerry W. Willis,Ron Valenti,Deborah Inman

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607524414

Category: Education

Page: 419

View: 5387

A growing number of both established and newly developed doctoral programs are focusing on the preparation of practitioners rather than career researchers. Professional doctorates such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf or DPS), and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) are, in fact, just a few of the professional doctorates being offered today. Professional doctorates are the fastest growing segment of doctoral education. The nature of the dissertation and the process of completing a dissertation can be quite different in a professional practice doctoral program but there are few resources for both students and faculty involved in completing and mentoring such dissertations. This book was written specifically for students and faculty involved in professional practice dissertation work. It addresses both the tasks and procedures that professional practice dissertations have in common with dissertations in "research" doctoral programs as well as the tasks and issues that are more common in professional practice doctoral programs. For example, negotiating entry into applied settings and securing the cooperation of practicing professionals is covered, as are alternative models for the dissertation (e.g., the "three article dissertation" or "TAD"). The book also covers tasks such as getting IRB approval for applied dissertation research conducted in the field and how to propose and carry out studies based on applied and professional models of research. This book, written by three experienced mentors of professional practice dissertation students, is the comprehensive guide for both students and faculty.
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A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Author: Jill Collis,Roger Hussey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137037482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 1677

A practical, concise, straightforward guide. Covering the entire process from reviewing the literature to writing up results, it has balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods and a popular troubleshooting section. It provides all the tools needed to embark on and complete successful research, underpinned by academic rigour.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Rae R. Newton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

View: 8881

Aimed at graduate students, this edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks.
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Guidelines and Examples

Author: Steven R. Terrell

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462523021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 4297

This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis. Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs. User-Friendly Features *"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. *"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. *End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. *Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems. *Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
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A Guidebook for Business Students

Author: Colin Fisher

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273710073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

View: 3845

This book takes an extremely practical, skills-based approach and covers both the research methods themselves and the process of choosing, planning, researching and writing the dissertation.
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Author: John Beech

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473906288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 6286

Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process. With detailed, friendly and engaging support it takes you from the very beginning to the very end. Key features: Chapters are structured around FAQs such as ‘How to choose a research question?’, ‘How do I go about a literature review?’ guiding you towards a full understanding of the research process Workbook tasks help you shape your thoughts on each topic, enabling you to decide your own research question and how you will research it The importance of various ideas is clearly signposted, helping you prioritise your time according to your needs and goals. Templates and checklists from the book are also available for download at the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website at study.sagepub.com/beech This interactive guide is ideal for all Business and Management students about to complete a research project or dissertation.
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A Road Map From Beginning to End

Author: Linda Dale Bloomberg,Marie Volpe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452202702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 3214

Graduate students often struggle with turning qualitative research projects into a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation because the research itself is inherently messy. Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Roadmap From Beginning to End, Second Edition helps address that challenge. Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe have distilled decades of experience of dissertation advisement and successful doctoral defenses into this highly practical reference for graduate students. They focus on finding and articulating a clear research problem, purpose, and questions; laying out a research design that will lead to gathering the right kind of data and support the right kind of analysis; and writing up and defending the study. To help, they provide working tools, an integrative summary discussion at the end of each chapter, comprehensive checkists, and an annotated bibliography in each chapter.
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Author: Alan Bryman,Emma Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199668647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 808

View: 1066

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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A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation

Author: Carol M. Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412977983

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 4001

It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework
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Practical Guidance and Examples

Author: Peter Farrell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118921828

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 3754

Writing Built Environment Dissertations and Projects will help you to write a good dissertation or project by giving you a good understanding of what should be included, and showing you how to use data collection and analysis tools in the course of your research. Addresses prominent weaknesses in under-graduate dissertations including weak data collection; superficial analysis and poor reliability and validity Includes many more in-depth examples making it easy to understand and assimilate the concepts presented Issues around study skills and ethics are embedded throughout the book and the many examples encourage you to consider the concepts of reliability and validity Second edition includes a new chapter on laboratory based research projects Supporting website with sample statistical calculations and additional examples from a wider range of built environment subjects
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A Guide for Students and Faculty

Author: Kathryn Herr,Gary L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483358127

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 5117

The first edition of The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty was a first-of-its-kind reference, distilling the authors’ decades of action research experience into a handy guide for graduate students. The Second Edition continues to provide an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research, while providing an overview of how action research is defined, its traditions and history, and the rationale for using it. Authors Kathryn Herr and Gary L. Anderson demonstrate that action research is not only appropriate for a dissertation, but also is a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This practical book demonstrates how action research dissertations are different from more traditional dissertations and prepares students and their committees for the unique dilemmas they may face, such as validity, positionality, design, write-up, ethics, and dissertation defense.
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