Research problems and questions and how
they relate to debates in Research Methods
Recommended additional reading:
Research Methods for Business Students, (Saunders, M, Lewis, P et al. 2007) Chapters 1 and 2
1.1 Chapter Overview
1.1.1 Learning Outcomes
By the end of this chapter successful students will be able to:
1. Understand the learning and teaching strategy for this chapter
2. Distinguish business and management research from other kinds of research
3. Understand the issues relating to identifying and reformulating problems for research
4. Identify the key debates in research methods...
The nature of business and management research and the structure of this book, building and clarify the research, serious consideration of the document, understanding the philosophical studies and approaches,... are the main contents of the ebook "Research methods for business students". Invite you to consult.
The need for more rigorous and systematic research in public administration has grown as the
complexity of problems in government and nonprofit organizations has increased. This book
describes and explains the use of research methods that will strengthen the research efforts of
those solving government and nonprofit problems.
This book is aimed primarily at those studying research methods in masters and doctoral
level courses in curricula that concern the public and nonprofit sector.
As a student of Business Research Methods, you will be wearing two hats. One hat or role is that of a student who wishes to pass exams in this area, so you will need to learn enough about research methods to write an assignment of appropriate standard and/or to pass the examination. This is your academic role, and this means we must look at research methods from an academic point of view. All academic work, as you already know, must take account of published literature (textbooks, journal articles, professional articles, relevant website information, company literature etc). ...
(BQ) Part 1 book "Business research methods" has contents: The role of business research, information systems and knowledge management, theory building, the business research process: an overview, problem definition - the foundation of business research, secondary data research in a digital age,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Business research methods" has contents: Sampling designs and sampling procedures, determination of sample size - a review of statistical theory, sampling and fieldwork, data analysis and presentation, univariate statistical analysis,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Business research methods" has contents: Introduction to business research; business research process; business research design - exploratory, descriptive and causal designs; scalesscales and measurement; questionnaire design.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Business research methods" has contents: Questionnaire design; data preparation and preliminary analysis, multiple regression multiple regression; data preparation and preliminary analysis, exploratory factor and principal component analysis, cluster analysis, binary logistic regression, business research reports.
Lecture Research methods - Chapter 3 presents the following content: The critical review, literature/information sources, how to conduct literature review, significance of conducting literature review, literature review and plagiarism, how to review and annotate literature, recording the literature, APA referencing.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Research methods for business students" has contents: The nature of business and management research and structure of this book; formulating and clarifying the research topic; critically reviewing the literature; understanding research philosophies and approaches;...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Research methods for business students" has contents: Collecting primary data through observation, collecting primary data using questionnaires, analysing quantitative data, analysing qualitative data, writing and presenting your project report,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Business research methods" has contents: Research in business, thinking like a researcher, ethics in business research, the research process- an overview, clarifying the research question through secondary data and exploration,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Business research methods" has contents: Questionnaires and instruments, data preparation and data preparation and, hypothesis testing, measures of association, presenting insights and findings - oral presentations,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Research methods, design, and analysis" has contents: Understanding scientific research, research approaches and data collection methods, from research ideas to hypothesis formulation, ethics in scientific research, ensuring research validity, measurement techniques and sampling methods,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Research methods, design, and analysis" has contents: Procedure for conducting an experiment, summarizing research data descriptive statistics, preparing and publishing the research report, using inferential statistics, qualitative and mixed methods research,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Research methods for business" has contents: Introduction to research, scientific investigation, technology and business research, the broad problem area, preliminary data gathering, problem definition; the broad problem area, preliminary data gathering, problem definition,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Research methods for business" has contents: Measurement - scaling, reliability, validity; data collection methods; sampling; data analysis and interpretation; the research report; managerial decision making and research, a refresher on some statistical terms and tests.
Lecture Research methods - Chapter 1 presents the following content: Definition of research, attributes of research, types of research, business and management research, research process, writing a research proposal, guidelines for writing a good research/project work.
Lecture Research methods - Chapter 2 presents the following content: Introduction; ontology: objectivism; subjectivism and pragmatism; epistemology: positivism; realism and interpretivism; axiology and pragmatism; ethics of research.
Lecture Research methods - Chapter 4 presents the following content: Purpose of the research design, design strategies, multiple methods choices - combining qualitative and quantitative techniques and procedures, time horizons, credibility of research findings, ethics of research design, selecting samples - probability and non-probability techniques.