Research Methods in Business Studies: A Practical Guide

Paperback | March 23, 2010

byPervez Ghauri, Kjell Gronhaug

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A concise, clear and comprehensive introduction to research methods, which equips students with a systematic approach to business research.

Written in an accessible style, this book 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.

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A concise, clear and comprehensive introduction to research methods, which equips students with a systematic approach to business research. Written in an accessible style, this book demonstrates the importance of a scientific approach to business research and problem-solving projects.  It shows students how to formulate a problem, choo...

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This clear and concise guide is ideal for business students taking a course in research methods, or undertaking a dissertation or report on a work placement project. Research Methods in Business Studies shows you how to formulate a problem, choose a research method, argue and motivate, and how to collect, analyse and present the data. ...

Dr. Pervez Ghauriis Professor of International Business at Kings College London. Dr Kjell Gronhaugis Professor of Business Studies at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway..

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.4 × 6.7 × 0.7 inPublished:March 23, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0273712047

ISBN - 13:9780273712046

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Table of Contents

Provisional TOC

 

PART ONE: CHALLENGES AND AMBIGUITIES OF BUSINESS RESEARCH

1. Introduction
2. Research in business 


PART TWO: THE RESEARCH PROCESS
3. The Process Perspective
4. Research Problems
5. Research Design
6. Measurements

7. Data sources
8. Data Collection
9. Sampling in empirical research
10. Preparation and analysis of data


PART THREE: IMPLEMENTATION 
11. Quantitative data analysis

12. Qualitative Data analysis 

13. Writing the final report