Research Methods for Managers

  • Filename: research-methods-for-managers.
  • ISBN: 1446244792
  • Release Date: 2010-01-21
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: John Gill
  • Publisher: SAGE



Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The highly-anticipated Fourth Edition of this bestselling text still succeeds in providing a step-by-step guide to implementing particular methodologies, while simultaneously encouraging a strong awareness of philosophical assumptions. NEW to the Fourth Edition: - Expanded coverage to accommodate recent developments in management research methodology. New topics include: doing a literature review, case study research, action research, mixed methods, and writing-up. - Packed with practical research examples and exercises that encourage students to reflect upon the issues raised and relate them to their own experience. - Additional learning features including critical reflection boxes, case studies and chapter summaries. - A companion website with a full Instructors' Manual and PowerPoint slides. Students have free access to downloadable journal articles and author podcasts. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/gillandjohnson Using a practical approach, but with explicit attention to the role of theory in management research, the new edition of Research Methods for Managers is a stimulating guide for students in management, organization and organization research.

Research Methods for Managers

  • Filename: research-methods-for-managers.
  • ISBN: 0761940022
  • Release Date: 2002-10-03
  • Number of pages: 233
  • Author: John Gill
  • Publisher: SAGE



This new edition helps management students with the methods they need when undertaking their proejct work, be it at first degree, diploma, MBA or doctorate level. The text incorporates feedback from a range of researchers, educators and students, with new examples of management research included.

Research Methods for Managers

  • Filename: research-methods-for-managers.
  • ISBN: 0761940022
  • Release Date: 2002-10-03
  • Number of pages: 233
  • Author: John Gill
  • Publisher: SAGE



This new edition helps management students with the methods they need when undertaking their proejct work, be it at first degree, diploma, MBA or doctorate level. The text incorporates feedback from a range of researchers, educators and students, with new examples of management research included.

Research Methods in Management

  • Filename: research-methods-in-management.
  • ISBN: 9780750662123
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 258
  • Author: Geoffrey Lancaster
  • Publisher: Routledge



Offering guidance on a wide variety of research management topics, this text provides an overview of the entire field, identifying the key issues that students need to be aware of when carrying out research.

Qualitative Methods in Management Research

  • Filename: qualitative-methods-in-management-research.
  • ISBN: 0761920145
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Evert Gummesson
  • Publisher: SAGE



In the Second Edition of this bestselling book Evert Gummesson presents a fresh approach to case study research. Stressing the need for involved rather than detached researchers, Gummesson links quality assessment of case study research to current total quality management thinking and proposes the concept of management action science - where the researcher is both actor and student - as the most advanced and rewarding approach to research. The book is written in an easy-to-read personal style and is laden with examples from academic research, real-world practice and management consultancy.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

  • Filename: research-methods-in-public-administration-and-nonprofit-management.
  • ISBN: 9780765628794
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 485
  • Author: David E. McNabb
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe



Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780765628794. This item is printed on demand.

Research Methods for Human Resource Management

  • Filename: research-methods-for-human-resource-management.
  • ISBN: 9781317918295
  • Release Date: 2013-12-04
  • Number of pages: 174
  • Author: Karin Sanders
  • Publisher: Routledge



Since the beginning of the century, there have been calls for the integration of traditional individualistic (micro) and management (macro) paradigms in Human Resource Management studies. In order to understand this so-called ’black box,’ the HR field needs research which is more sensitive to institutional and cultural contexts, focusing on formal and informal relationships between employees, supervisors and HR managers and the means by which these organizational participants enable and motivate one another. This book presents advanced quantitative and mixed research methods that can be used to analyze integrated macro and micro paradigms within the field of Human Resource Management. Multi actor, social network and longitudinal research practices, among others, are explored. Readers will gain insight into the advantages and disadvantages of different research methods in order to evaluate which type is most suitable to their research. This book is suitable for both advanced researchers and graduate students.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management

  • Filename: research-methods-in-public-administration-and-public-management.
  • ISBN: 9781136155352
  • Release Date: 2014-03-14
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Sandra van Thiel
  • Publisher: Routledge



Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample opportunities and cases for research, but the standard methodologies for researching in the social sciences can be difficult to follow in the complex world of the public sector. In a dynamic political environment, the focus lies on solving social problems whilst also using methodological principles needed for doing scientifically sound research. Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management represents a comprehensive guide to doing and using research in public management and administration. It is impressively succinct but covering a wide variety of research strategies including among others: action research, hypotheses, sampling, case selection, questionnaires, interviewing, desk research, prescription and research ethics. This textbook does not bog the nascent researcher down in the theory but does provide numerous international examples and practical exercises to illuminate the research journey. Sandra Van Thiel guides us through the theory, operationalization and research design process before explaining the tools required to carry-out impactful research. This concise textbook will be core reading for those studying research methods and/or carrying out research on public management and administration.

Essentials of Business Research Methods

  • Filename: essentials-of-business-research-methods.
  • ISBN: 9780765630650
  • Release Date: 2015-05-18
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Joseph F. Hair
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe



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.

Management Research

  • Filename: management-research.
  • ISBN: 0761972854
  • Release Date: 2002-03-28
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Mark Easterby-Smith
  • Publisher: SAGE



Praise for the First Edition: `I will be recommending the book to graduate researchers at master's and doctoral level. It is a book which deserves to succeed for its honesty, clarity, and common sense' - Leadership and Organizational Development Journal 'An accessible relaxed style enables the authors to deal with issues that are intellectually demanding and at times controversial, encouraging the researcher to develop a self-reflexive capacity to manage research as both personal and public learning' - Management Education and Development Journal This Second Edition of the best-selling Management Research has been completely rewritten to include new kinds of problems being encountered in management research, and to incorporate the substantial methodological developments that have taken place over the last 10 years. The book draws together the main threads of both quantitative and qualitative management research and provides a bridge between theoretical and practical issues. This popular and essential introduction to the subject of management research enables students to tackle complex issues in an accessible way, offering a definite statement of basic methodologies for management research today. Management Research is the first step for students and researchers to develop a clear but also sophisticated position on the subject of research in business and management studies. Used by students on courses in management research methods worldwide, this new edition will continue to be an invaluable guide for all those undertaking research in and around organizations.

Research Methods For Business

  • Filename: research-methods-for-business.
  • ISBN: 9781119165552
  • Release Date: 2016-06-27
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Uma Sekaran
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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 increased emphasis on the relationship between the scientific and the pragmatic approaches to research, while the key concepts are explored and applied to real-life research throughout the book. This book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/college/sekaran which offers: Video material developed by the author, giving further explanation on difficult topics PowerPoint slides for each chapter Additional case studies Lecturer test bank including multiple choice, true–false, short answer and essay questions Data sets Over 250 quiz questions for students’ self-study

Business Research Methods and Statistics Using SPSS

  • Filename: business-research-methods-and-statistics-using-spss.
  • ISBN: 9781446204764
  • Release Date: 2008-11-20
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Robert P Burns
  • Publisher: SAGE



Ideal for those with a minimum of mathematical and statistical knowledge, Business Research Methods and Statistics Using SPSS provides an easy to follow approach to understanding and using quantitative methods and statistics. It is solidly grounded in the context of business and management research, enabling students to appreciate the practical applications of the techniques and procedures explained. The book is comprehensive in its coverage, including discussion of the business context, statistical analysis of data, survey methods, and reporting and presenting research. A companion website also contains four extra chapters for the more advanced student, along with PowerPoint slides for lecturers, and additional questions and exercises, all of which aim to help students to: - Understand the importance and application of statistics and quantitative methods in the field of business - Design effective research studies - Interpret statistical results - Use statistical information meaningfully - Use SPSS confidently

Research Methods in Human Resource Management

  • Filename: research-methods-in-human-resource-management.
  • ISBN: 085292982X
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Valerie Anderson
  • Publisher: CIPD Publishing



Addresses the needs of HRM students writing either a management report or dissertation, providing both a theoretical framework and practical guidance. This guide to the planning and execution of HRM research projects seeks to develop the knowledge and skills of first-time researchers for effective research into HRM issues in organisations.

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