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Management research.

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith; Richard Thorpe; Paul Jackson
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th ed.View all editions and formats

Now in its Fourth Edition, this much loved text offers theoretical and philosophical depth without sacrificing what you need to know in practical terms.


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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Easterby-Smith; Richard Thorpe; Paul Jackson
ISBN: 9781446260456 1446260453 9781446260265 1446260267
OCLC Number: 918558947
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introducing Management and Business Research; Introduction; The Nature of Management and Business Research; What Is Management?; Skills and Resources for Management and Business Research; Levels and Outcomes of Management Research; Is Management Research Distinctive?; Conclusion; Further Reading; The Philosophy of Management Research; Introduction; The Philosophical Debates; Ontology: From Realism to Nominalism; Epistemology: Positivism versus Social Constructionism; Linking Ontology, Epistemology and Methodology; Strengths and Weaknesses of the Main Traditions; Overviews of Other Philosophies; Conclusion; Further Reading; Designing Management Research; Introduction; Epistemology and Researcher Engagement; Positivist Research Designs; Constructionist Research Designs; Case method and Grounded Theory; Mixed Methods; Common Design Dilemmas; Contributing to Theory; Contrasting Views on Validity and Reliability; Research Design Template; Conclusion; Further Reading; The Politics and Ethics of Management Research; Introduction; Political Influences on the Research Questions; Politics of Access; Ethics; Utilization of Research; Conclusion; Further Reading; Reviewing the Literature; Introduction; What Is a Literature Review and What Is Its Purpose?; Preparation for the Literature Review; Elements of Literature Review; Alignment. With Study Context and Approach; Sources of Information; Conclusion; Further Reading; Creating Qualitative Data; Methods for qualitative data collection; Collecting data through language; Collecting data through observation; Understanding data through interaction; General concerns related to the collection of qualitative methods; Conclusion; Further reading; Framing Qualitative Data; Introduction; Analysing natural language data; Content analysis and grounded analysis; Computer aided analysis; Social network analysis; Discourse analysis; Narrative analysis; Conversation analysis; Argument analysis; Gaining knowledge through interaction; Conclusion; Further reading; Creating Quantitative Data; Introduction; Sampling design; Sources of quantitative data; Questionnaire design; Conclusion; Further reading; Summarising and Making Inferences from. Quantitative Data; Introduction; Summarizing and describing data; Going beyond a sample; Conclusion; Further reading; Multivariate Analysis; Introduction; Multivariate analysis of measurement models; Multivariate analysis of causal models; Conclusion; Further reading; Writing Management and Business Research; The skills of writing; The content of reports and dissertations; Writing up the literature review; Outputs and evaluation; Plagiarism; Dissemination strategies; Conclusion; Further reading; Answers to exercises; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.


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This is an excellent book that covers a variety of management research related topics relevant to undergraduate, postgraduate, and research students as well as to research professionals. Furthermore, Read more...

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