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.

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.

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 Educational Leadership and Management

  • Filename: research-methods-in-educational-leadership-and-management.
  • ISBN: 1446260488
  • Release Date: 2012-04-12
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Ann R J Briggs
  • Publisher: SAGE



This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.

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.

Understanding Research Methods

  • Filename: understanding-research-methods.
  • ISBN: 1420017128
  • Release Date: 2008-10-28
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Donijo Robbins
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Managers and administrators in the public-policy and nonprofit sectors rely heavily on analytical skills to quickly pore through a massive amount of research. They dissect it and apply specific, useful data that can inform critical policy changes and help them improve their organization’s overall performance and financial position. To master this vital role, it is imperative that they and their staff learn to be more efficient at collecting, analyzing and evaluating research material, by discovering how to ask the right questions and quickly discern valuable information from useless data. A Blueprint to Streamline Every Aspect of the Research Process Focusing on the entire research process from start to finish, the compact but comprehensive Understanding Research Methods: A Guide for the Public and Nonprofit Manager explores the research designs and analytical tools that are the foundation for decision-making. Relying more on concepts and analysis than on mathematics, this text provides insight into the definition, process, importance, and capabilities of research – addressing the topic from the perspectives of both the producer of data and the consumer who evaluates its usefulness. Broken down into three sections, the book: Gives an overview of the research process, the construction of measures, and research ethics Elaborates on planning a research method, presenting common research designs used by practitioners and the most useful, popular ways to collect data Focuses on tools available to analyze and then communicate data – specifically univariate and bivariate analyses This versatile text is intended for dual uses – as a textbook for graduate and undergraduate students in public and nonprofit administration and public policy, and as a practical guide for the average administrator. Both groups will learn how to develop proper research questions, define specific research purposes, and form hypotheses that avoid confusion in measurement and analysis. Imparting basic practical knowledge, it outlines effective approaches to gather accurate, relevant information and then effectively interpret and communicate it.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management

  • Filename: research-methods-in-public-administration-and-public-management.
  • ISBN: 9781136155345
  • 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.

Research Methods for Public Administrators

  • Filename: research-methods-for-public-administrators.
  • ISBN: 9780765628718
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: Gail Johnson
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe



Designed for beginning MPA students and practitioners, this highly practical text focuses on the interpretation and use of research findings, not just number-crunching. It covers the entire research process, from initial questions to final report, in clear, jargon-free language, and includes numerous examples and exercises that provide opportunities for concrete applications of the concepts.

Research Methods for Business

  • Filename: research-methods-for-business.
  • ISBN: 9780470744796
  • Release Date: 2010-02-02
  • Number of pages: 488
  • Author: Uma Sekaran
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach,5th Edition 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 of the field to present an up-to-date guide on business research for the aspiring future manager. The fifth edition has a new chapter on qualitative data analysis, featuring a case study of the research process. The chapters on scientific investigation, the broad problem area and defining the problem statement, measurement of variables, experimental designs, sampling, and quantitative data analysis have all been substantially revised. Additional real-life cases have been included and examples are taken from Europe, Asia and the US to give students a comprehensive view of modern business research methods.

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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