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Research methods for managers

Author: Gill, John ; Johnson, PhilPublisher: Sage, 2002.Edition: 3rd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 233 p. : Ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0761940022Type of document: BookNote: Doriot: for 2014-2015 courses Bibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Doriot: for 2014-2015 courses

Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary


Contents Research methods for managers Research methods for managers Preface to the Third Edition Aims and Purposes of the Book 1 Introduction Managerial Problem-Solving The Management Research Process Managment Development and Management Research Approaches to Management Research The Book's Structure Starting Management Research Topic Selection Sources of Research Topics Some Characteristics of a Good Research Topic Techniques for Generating Research Topics Planning the Project Reviewing the Literature Suggested Further Reading The Role of Theory in Research Methods Theory and Practice Deduction induction Research Methods Compared Suggested Further Reading Experimental Research Design The Structuring Process 'True' or 'Classical' Experiments The Logic of the True Experiment The Process of Matching Experimental and Control Group Biases Arising During the Course of a True Experiment Alternatives to the True Experiment Suggested Further Reading 2 3 4 5 Quasi-Experiments and Action Research Approximating the Logic of the True' Experiment The Development of Action Research Defining Action Research Action Research in Practice Action Research and its Methodological Variation The Dificulty of Evaluating Action Research Ethical Dilemmas in Action Research Suggested Further Reading Survey Research Design Approaches to Survey Research Planning Survey Research Analytic Surveys Descriptive Surveys Sampling Contacting Samples E-mail Administered Surveys The Choice of Questionnaire Format Scaling Question Sequencing and Overall Presentation Fieldwork Data Analysis and the Presentation of Findings Ethics and Survey Research Suggested Further Reading Ethnography: Its Origins and Practice Ethnography and its Development Ethnography in Practice Observational Studies of Managers Studies of Shop-Floor relations Suggested Further Reading 6 7 8 Issues in Ethnographic Research Field Roles in Ethnography Participant and Non-Participant Observation Overt and Covert Observation Direct and Indirect Observation The Development of Theory: Theory Building from Cases Ethics and Ethnography Suggested Further Reading 9. Making Methodological Choices: The Philosophical Basis Evaluation Criteria Application of the Criteria to Research Methods Ontology, Epistemology and Methodology Methodological Pluralism Choices and the Problem of Justification Factors that Might Influence Observation Alternatives to Positivist Epistemology Critical Theory, Pragmatism and Action Research Re-Evaluating Evaluation Criteria Suggested Further Reading 10 Conclusion: Resolving the Dilemmas in Choosing a Research Strategy 192 The Research Process in Practice 192 Research Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas 196 Justifying the Research Approach: An Example 198 Mutimethods, Linking Methods and Triangulation 200 Management and Research: A Conclusion 202 Suggested Further Reading 203 References Glossary Index

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