Researching and Writing Dissertations

A Complete Guide for Business and Management Students

Author: Roy Horn

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6658

From finding a topic to writing and reviewing your work, Researching and Writing Dissertations is an essential tool for anyone working on a dissertation or business report. This new edition is now suitable for students studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced units Investigating a Business Issue and Using Information in HR but is equally relevant for all non-CIPD students too. Covering everything from strategies for finding and developing a dissertation topic and how to develop a research proposal through to what methodology to use and how to analyse your data, this is the only book you need to write clear, effective and compelling dissertations and reports. In addition to practical guidance on the researching and writing up of projects, this book includes essential guidance on effective time management and how to ensure that projects are completed and submitted on time as well as invaluable insights through real-life student and supervisor comments. Fully supported by online resources including an instructor's manual and lecturer slides as well as templates, checklists and quizzes for students, Researching and Writing Dissertations is a book that anyone working on dissertations, research projects or business reports can't afford to be without.
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Your Undergraduate Dissertation

The Essential Guide for Success

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446287076

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 6130

'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation.
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Researching and Writing a Dissertation

A Guidebook for Business Students

Author: Colin Fisher

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273710073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 359

View: 8198

This book takes an extremely practical, skills-based approach and covers both the research methods themselves and the process of choosing, planning, researching and writing the dissertation.
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Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

A Guide to Writing Your Dissertation

Author: Audrey Paterson,David Leung,Kevin O'Gorman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910158883

Category: Accounting

Page: 256

View: 3117

Research Methods for Accounting and Finance is an essential text for accounting and finance students undertaking research for the first time. It demystifies the research process by providing the novice researcher with a must-have guide through all of the stages of the research process, from identifying a research topic to the finished project. Jargon-free and written in a user-friendly style, it utilises a variety of methods to carefully link the subject matter and topics. Packed with appropriate examples and reflective exercises to support skills and knowledge development, each chapter includes a useful reference list and suggested further read¬ings. It offers a comprehensive overview of key research methods and the choices available when undertaking research in accounting and finances. It includes:* an exploration of the nature and scope of research within the disciplines of accounting and finance; * how to identify a suitable research project and the importance of understanding and contextualising your research ideas via a thorough literature review;* which type of research most suitable to undertake and the researcher's choice of data collection method;* an analysis of qualitative and quantitative research methods - and which is more appropriate for your study;* Ethical issues and research codes of practice and advice on the writing process.To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Visit www.goodfellowpublishers/rmforacc for details.The Global Management Series is a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details. Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editors: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy and Kevin O'Gorman, Professor of Management, both at Heriot-Watt University, UKAbout the Editors:Audrey Paterson is an Associate Professor in Accounting and manager of the PhD programme within the Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance at Heriot-Watt University, UK. David Leung is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Coventry University, UK.William (Bill) Jackson is Head of the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Heriot-Watt University, UK.Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of School at Heriot-Watt University, UK.Kevin O'Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History in Heriot-Watt University, UK.
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Research Methods for Business and Management

A Guide to Writing Your Dissertation

Author: Kevin D O'Gorman,Robert Macintosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910158500

Category:

Page: 272

View: 1490

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 researchers to quickly develop a comprehensive justification of their particular research design in an interactive way. Taking you through the entire life cycle of a dissertation, the text covers everything from the purposes of research through to chapters on gathering primary and secondary data; using literature; quantitative and qualitative research; managing your research; using data and research ethics. Individual chapters are allied to a powerful critical commentary showing how some of the world’s leading scholars have used particular methods in their own research. Carefully constructed to achieve the greatest clarity for the student the text gives the reader: * In-text exercises * End of chapter’ review questions with solutions* Exemplar papers identified and discussed for each of the main methods *Directed further reading for developing understanding in key areas It is an essential learning aid for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates across a wide range of business and management courses and it comes with a range of supported learning materials including tutorials, lecture slides and tutor notes.Kevin O’Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History and Head of Business Management in the School of Languages and Management in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He trained in Glasgow, Salamanca and Rome as a philosopher, theologian and historian. His research interests have a dual focus: Origins, history and cultural practices of hospitality, and philosophical, ethical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary management practices. Using a wide range of methodological approaches he has published over 80 journal articles, books, chapters, and conference papers in business and management studies.Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University. He trained as an engineer and has worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. His research on the ways in which top teams develop strategy and on organizational change has been published in a wide range of outlets. He has a long-standing interest in research methods for business and management studies and has published on the relevance of management research using methods that include ethnography and action research. He has consulted extensively with public and private sector organizations and sits on the board of the charity Turning Point Scotland.
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Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines

Author: Tim Coles,David Timothy Duval,Gareth Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136156836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3849

Around the world every year very many students have to complete dissertations or theses as part of their undergraduate or masters studies in tourism and related subjects. Often this substantial piece of self-directed work is the culmination of their programmes. More than just a means to consolidate their final grades, it is also an exciting chance to research a topic of their choosing and a potential gateway to more advanced study as well as job offers and future career paths. Yet for all these reasons, many students view the dissertation as a tricky challenge. This comprehensive book intends to take the stress and anxiety out of doing a dissertation in tourism studies and related disciplines. The process is examined from the germination of an idea to the submission and assessment of the final document. Written primarily for students conducting independent research for the first time, this book offers simple advice and a clear framework which students can adopt even in more advanced studies at masters and doctoral level. This book debunks popular myths, and aims to overcome common pitfalls. It focuses on the aims and objectives as the DNA of every dissertation. Rather than view it as a single, overwhelming project, the dissertation is presented as a series of more modest, manageable yet crucially inter-linked tasks that all students can successfully complete through careful preparation and effective time management. Dissertations are not to be underestimated and they demand great care and attention, but they can also be immensely rewarding and enriching experiences academically and personally. This ‘jargon free’ book is also written with overseas students specifically in mind, drawing directly on our overseas students’ experiences. This valuable resource contains start of chapter learning objectives and end of chapter checklists, as well as numerous boxed case studies, to further help assist students through their dissertation.
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People Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Personnel management

Page: N.A

View: 1620

Posted in Personnel management

Doing Your Business Research Project

Author: John Beech

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473906288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8842

Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process. With detailed, friendly and engaging support it takes you from the very beginning to the very end. Key features: Chapters are structured around FAQs such as ‘How to choose a research question?’, ‘How do I go about a literature review?’ guiding you towards a full understanding of the research process Workbook tasks help you shape your thoughts on each topic, enabling you to decide your own research question and how you will research it The importance of various ideas is clearly signposted, helping you prioritise your time according to your needs and goals. Templates and checklists from the book are also available for download at the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website at study.sagepub.com/beech This interactive guide is ideal for all Business and Management students about to complete a research project or dissertation.
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Developing and Applying Study Skills

Writing Assignments, Dissertations and Management Reports

Author: Donald Currie

Publisher: CIPD Publishing

ISBN: 9781843980643

Category: Authorship

Page: 166

View: 1254

Are your students struggling for guidance on how to approach the coursework elements of their course? This text is a practical guide to help students prepare for, work on and complete assignments, dissertations and management reports, how to gain these skills, and when and how to apply them. Suitable for students on any business, HRM or professional programme, including the CIPD qualification, the text takes a straightforward, hands-on approach which students can use as an ongoing tool to help their study and to support them when doing coursework. It also offers guidance on getting the best from lectures, tutorials, seminars, structured learning sessions and group work. Appropriate exercises, case studies and self-test questions are provided throughout the text to encourage students to increase their experience of tackling organisation-based problems, helping them to achieve success with their project.
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Research Methods for Business Students

Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273716860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 614

View: 3787

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.
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Surviving Your Dissertation

A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Rae R. Newton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

View: 5341

Aimed at graduate students, this edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks.
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Dissertation Skills for Business and Management Students

Author: Brian White

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business

Page: 168

View: 6767

Final year dissertations often constitute a major part of a student's degree - as a result, they can cause a lot of unnecessary stress and panic. This book aims to maximise the potential of its readers, guiding them clearly through the steps involved in putting together a successful piece of work. There are chapters on: what to investigate, what research to carry out, how best to do the research, what literature to refer to, how to write up and present your information to the best of your ability, and how to get the most out of your dissertation supervisor.
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Business Research Projects

Author: A. D. Jankowicz

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

View: 8542

Jankowicz's approach is one of practical relevance and pragmatism supported by theory. Most business students will not become business researchers but need to know how to tackle a project.
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Business Research

Enjoy Creating, Developing and Writing Your Business Project

Author: Wilson Ng,Elayne Coakes

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749468963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 631

Knowledge of business research is necessary for any business student, as all postgraduate business programmes and business-related disciplines require it. Business Research is a groundbreaking book for student researchers who need to conceive, conduct and complete a new research project for the first time. It concentrates on the business organization and gives invaluable practical advice on going out into the field and conducting interviews, researching problems and learning about organizations. Through its conversational, accessible style and its adoption of a student's perspective, this book will make the process of learning about research enjoyable and the resulting research project outstanding. Business Research is essential reading for students who are studying for one or more modules in research methods for a postgraduate qualification in business and management; students who have a methodological component to one of their modules (eg a module in organizational behaviour); and students who have to conduct an investigation in a business and management field, for a dissertation or project report, and need guidance and assistance on how to approach, conduct and report every aspect of their project.
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Postgraduate Research in Business

A Critical Guide

Author: Sarah Quinton,Teresa Smallbone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847878032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 351

In Postgraduate Research in Business, Sarah Quinton and Teresa Smallbone provide a vital introduction to the research process and the thinking and learning skills needed to successfully complete postgraduate research. In step-by-step terms, the authors detail the `tools of the trade' - the practical and the intellectual skills - that underpin the study of Business and Management, from research skills and project planning to strategies for reading, writing and presentation. Postgraduate Research in Business provides: " A student-friendly guide to thinking critically about Business and Management research " Guidance on the best way to approach research " A clear focus on finding research topics and developing them in to dissertations " Essential help in forging critical reading skills " Helpful advice on making your research project manageable " An inside view on the assumptions and requirements of post graduate research in business " Structured support for writing up your research This is essential reading for any student doing an MBA, an MA, or starting a PhD in Business or Management Studies. It will provide a vital supplement to the plethora of textbooks in Business and Research Methods.
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Essentials of Business Research

A Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Author: Jonathan Wilson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242698

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8263

Essentials of Business Research: A Guide to Doing Your Research Project is a concise, student-friendly text that cuts through the jargon of research methods terminology to present a clear guide to the basics of methodology in a business and management context. This extremely accessible book is informed throughout by the use of clear case studies and examples that serve to bring the research process to life for student readers. Unusually for a Methods text, Wilson also explicitly considers the importance of the supervisor in the dissertation process, and explains for the reader what lecturers are looking for from their students at every stage of the process in a good research project. This book aims to guide the student through the entire research process by using actual student case examples and explaining the role of the supervisor and how to meet their expectations. Key features include: - ‘You’re the Supervisor’ sections – helps students to meet their learning outcomes; - ‘Common questions and answers’ – provides students with an invaluable point of reference for some of the challenges they are likely to face while undertaking their research project; - Comprehensive section on ethical issues students need to consider when undertaking their research project; - A full student glossary. - The book is packed throughout with student-friendly features such as helpful diagrams, student case studies, chapter objectives, annotated further reading sections and summary and references at the end of each chapter. Essentials of Business Research is accompanied by a companion website containing an array of material for lecturers and students including: multiple choice questions to enable students to test their knowledge and progress; chapter-by-chapter links to academic journal articles demonstrating each method’s application; chapter-by-chapter links to youtube resources to provide further context; chapter-by-chapter powerpoint slides to help lecturers and students.
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Case Study Research for Business

Author: Jillian Dawes Farquhar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446258769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 9925

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The only case study research textbook written exclusively for students of Business and related disciplines. Using a step-by-step approach, Case Study Research for Business takes you right through the case study research process from research design and data collection using qualitative and quantitative methods, to research analysis, writing up and presenting your work. Key features: - Takes a multidisciplinary approach to case study research design by drawing on research philosophies to improve student understanding of these critical research traditions and hence provide firmer theoretical foundations for their research - Coverage of contemporary topics such as research ethics and access - Packed with practical examples from all areas of business - Pedagogical features include vignettes, exercises and 'cases' which directly relate to business research Case Study Research for Business will prove a valuable resource for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students of business and related disciplines.
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Study Skills for Business and Management

How to Succeed at University and Beyond

Author: Patrick Tissington,Christos Orthodoxou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144629305X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3327

Want to stand out from the thousands of other business and management students when you graduate from university? This comprehensive study skills book gives you all the tools and techniques needed to graduate with a better degree than you thought possible. Study Skills for Business and Management is written in an entertaining and non-patronising way and is filled with examples and case studies. With chapters on efficient and effective reading, working in groups, managing and writing essays and succeeding in exams, this textbook is written specifically with business and management students' needs in mind. Key features: Written by an academic and a recent business and management graduate who are in touch with what it is like to study Business and Management today and the challenges students face Based on primary research in to which study skills are the most effective, providing an evidence-based approach that you can trust in and saving you precious time Contains a wealth of current examples from recent business and management graduates, highlighting examples of good practice as well as common pitfalls to avoid An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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How to Write Successful Business and Management Essays

Author: Patrick Tissington,Markus Hasel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526411997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 7988

A systematic guide to successfully producing written work for business and management degrees. The authors address the all-too-common pitfalls of essay assignments, as well as providing readers with a step-by-step programme to approach essay questions, both in coursework and exam contexts. New to the Second Edition: Relevance of writing skills to employability highlighted throughout Additional content on researching a topic New content on adapting writing for different audiences New content on academic writing tips Addition of useful websites Additional coverage of plagiarism More on critical evaluation More on changing requirements through different levels of study. Suitable for all business and management students looking to improve their essay writing skills. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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