Ethical issues relating to research and the aspects of business, data collection, and data analysis are integrated throughout the book.
* The issues in cross-national research in sampling and data collection are thoroughly discussed.
* The qualitative-quantitative aspects of research are brought together through a case study on the final chapter.
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Covers all current areas of business ranging from management and marketing to finance and accounting. Features a new chapter on statistics; direct, detailed guidelines for conducting systematic research to produce sound reports; extensive, practical, skill-building exercises that challenge students to think and apply their research knowledge; an in-depth discussion of computer-assisted data collection and analysis and much more.From the Back Cover:
Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach, Fifth 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.
The text is supplemented by a companion website at www.wileyeurope.com/college/sekaran which includes:
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