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Researching and Writing Dissertations in Business and Management

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Essential reading for diploma, degree and postgraduate taught-course students, this is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the process of completing projects, extended reports, dissertations and theses on business and management topics. Combining an extensive review of basic research methods and techniques with guidelines on the management of the dissertation writing process, the authors cover issues from the selection of topics to the research, preparation, structuring and presentation of a dissertation.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Introduction PART 1: GETTING STARTED 2. What is Research For and What Does it Involve? 3. Thinking About Doing: Choosing a Topic 4. Choosing a Research Method 5. Describing Research Objectives Through Mapping Sentences 6. The Uses of Classification Systems and Typologies 7. Managing the Research Process: A Basic Framework PART 2: KEY QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 8. Sampling - Choosing Your Subjects 9. Questionnaire Design 10. Quality and Quantity: Some Miscellaneous Methods 11. Measuring Attitudes 12. How to Interview 13. So Just What is Ethnography? PART 3: KEY STATISTICAL AND QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES 14. An Introduction to Statistical Terms and Concepts 15. The Concept of Probability Theory 16. Descriptive Statistics 17. Statistical Tests 18. Measures of Association PART 4: WRITING THE DISSERTATION 19. Key Techniques in Writing Up Your Dissertation 20. The Oral Presentation of Dissertation Findings Appendix A - Statistical Tables Index

Portrait

Michael Riley is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management Studies at Surrey University, which houses one of the UK's top hospitality and tourism departments. He is the author of numerous books and articles and is recognized as one of the UK's foremost academics in this area. Roy Wood is Professor at the Scottish Hotel School, Strathclyde University. He is the author of four books and many academic articles.

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1. Introduction PART 1: GETTING STARTED 2. What is Research For and What Does it Involve? 3. Thinking About Doing: Choosing a Topic 4. Choosing a Research Method 5. Describing Research Objectives Through Mapping Sentences 6. The Uses of Classification Systems and Typologies 7. Managing the Research Process: A Basic Framework PART 2: KEY QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 8. Sampling - Choosing Your Subjects 9. Questionnaire Design 10. Quality and Quantity: Some Miscellaneous Methods 11. Measuring Attitudes 12. How to Interview 13. So Just What is Ethnography? PART 3: KEY STATISTICAL AND QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES 14. An Introduction to Statistical Terms and Concepts 15. The Concept of Probability Theory 16. Descriptive Statistics 17. Statistical Tests 18. Measures of Association PART 4: WRITING THE DISSERTATION 19. Key Techniques in Writing Up Your Dissertation 20. The Oral Presentation of Dissertation Findings Appendix A - Statistical Tables Index
EAN: 9781861526083
ISBN: 1861526083
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CENGAGE LEARNING
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2010
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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