Research Skills for Management Studies by Alan Berkeley ThomasResearch Skills for Management Studies by Alan Berkeley Thomas

Research Skills for Management Studies

byAlan Berkeley ThomasEditorAlan Berkeley Thomas

Paperback | December 19, 2003

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The recent growth of interest in the systematic study of management has transformed a once neglected area of research into one that now attracts a huge number of postgraduate students. Despite this, there has been a distinct lack of research guides tailored specifically for management studies.

Designed as a comprehensive introduction to the main phases of a research project, this textbook fills that void. It leads students from the very first stage of initiation through to final publication, considering the nature of research skills and the fundamental elements of the research process, whilst exploring the institutional context in which management research is carried out.

Taking current debates and the surrounding philosophical and strategic issues in hand, this book combines the key theories with the best practical advice to offer a completely rounded introduction to the topic. It includes guidance and specific reference to real management research projects, as well as case examples, activities and further reading lists, and is essential reading for anyone undertaking a management studies research project.

Title:Research Skills for Management StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:December 19, 2003Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415268990

ISBN - 13:9780415268998


Table of Contents

1. Research Skills and How to Acquire Them  2. What is Research?  3. Ways of Knowing  4. Problem Fields  5. Problem Identification  6. Research Ethics  7. Research Strategies: The Experiment and Survey  8. Research Strategies: The Case Study, Ethnography and Action Research  9. Data Construction by Asking Questions  10. Data Construction by Making Observations  11. Data Construction by Using Documents and Records  12. Data Analysis and Interpretation  13. Writing and Publication