Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach is a concise and straightforward introduction for students to the world of business research. The skill-building approach provides students with practical perspectives on how research can be applied in real business situations. Maintaining Uma Sekaran’ s popular and accessible style of writing, Roger Bougie draws upon his extensive experience in the field to present an up-to-date guide on business research which is ideal for aspiring managers. The seventh edition has been fully revised and updated to include cutting-edge examples and enriched pedagogical features designed to improve student learning outcomes. There is now an increase...
Using real-life case studies and written with a student-centred approach, this 5th edition provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake a piece of business research making the best use of IT where appropriate.
Known for its clear and practical approach, this book offers a framework for conducting research in a scientific manner in all areas of business. Readers learn how to develop practical knowledge and skills to understand the ways in which systematic research can be conducted to describe, explain, and predict phenomena of interest pertaining to business. The fourth edition will continue to be strong in delivering a technical approach while presenting more real world applications.· Introduction to Research· Scientific Investigation· Technology and Business Research· The Research Process: Steps 1 to 3: The Broad Problem Area, Preliminary Data Gathering, Problem Definition· The Research Process: Steps 4 and 5: Theoretical Framework Hypothesis Development· The Research Process: Step 6: Elements of Research Design· Experimental Designs· Measurement of Variables: Operational Definition and Scales· Measurement: Scaling, Reliability, Validity· Data Collection Methods· Sampling· Data Analysis and Interpretation· The Research Report· Managerial Decision Making and Research
Managers increasingly must make decisions based on almost unlimited information. How can they navigate and organize this vast amount of data? Essentials of Business Research Methods provides research techniques for people who aren't data analysts. The authors offer a straightforward, hands-on approach to the vital managerial process of gathering and using data to make clear business decisions. They include such critical topics as the increasing role of online research, ethical issues, data mining, customer relationship management, and how to conduct information-gathering activities more effectively in a rapidly changing business environment. This is the only such book that includes a chapter on qualitative data analysis, and the coverage of quantitative data analysis is more extensive and much easier to understand than in other works. The book features a realistic continuing case throughout the text that enables students to see how business research information is used in the real world. It includes applied research examples in all chapters, as well as Ethical Dilemma mini - cases, and interactive Internet applications and exercises.
Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 69% - B, University of Sunderland (Faculty of Business and Law), course: Applied Research Methods for Business and Management, language: English, abstract: The notion of job satisfaction is one of the most extensively researched topic areas in organisational management as it associates with individual and organisational outcomes. The paper illustrates, apart form the general strategic and operational literature, a section on the impact of culture on employee motivation. The researcher will use an inductive approach with a qualitative research design. In order to measure the above mentioned variables in such a unique and complex workplace, the researcher will develop suitable interview questions and conduct interviews with employees working in the cruise market industry.
Business Research is a truth-seeking function that gathers, analyses, interprets and reports information so that business decision makers become more effective. Research Methods for Business is a new European business research methods book. The authors present a balance between quantitative and qualitative methods in an easy-to-read style, with plenty of relevant real world examples.Features:A new focus on qualitative methods with the inclusion of four new chaptersEuropean examples Practical illustrations of business research techniques with examples from EuropeNew cases at the end of each chapter based on business problems in EuropeThe addition of a new co-author, Professor Mike Page, Dean of Rotterdam School of Management. Professor Page adds a Northern European perspective
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 researche...