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Author Polonsky, Michael J, author.

Title Designing and managing a research project : a business student's guide / Michael Jay Polonsky, David S. Waller.

Published Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE, [2015]
©2015

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  650.072 POLO    AVAILABLE
Edition Third edition.
Physical description xv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Notes Revised edition of the authors' Designing and managing a research project published in 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I THE FOUNDATIONS -- 1.Introduction -- What Is Research? -- How a Research Project Fits Within Your Business Education -- Overview of the Book -- Online Support Materials -- Real-World Student Examples -- Case Study: eSkills Recruitment -- Chapter Questions -- References -- 2.Choosing a Topic -- Has the Topic Been Assigned? -- Steps in Choosing a Topic -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- 3.The Role of the Supervisor -- Understanding Your Supervisor -- What Is the Role of a Supervisor? -- Selecting a Supervisor -- Other Supervisor Arrangements -- Ground Rules and Expectations -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- 4.Group Dynamics and the Role of Conflict -- Group Work and Conflict -- Positive and Negative Conflict -- General Causes of Conflict -- Conflict Stimulation -- Managing Conflict -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions --
Contents note continued: References -- 5.Ethical Considerations -- What Is Human Intervention? -- Codes of Ethical Conduct/Practice -- Ethical Philosophies -- Ethical Issues to Consider -- Plagiarism, Academic Fraud, and Misrepresenting the Results -- Technology Issues -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- pt. II UNDERTAKING THE RESEARCH -- 6.Planning the Research Project -- Importance of Planning -- The Research Process -- The Research Proposal -- Managing the Research Process -- Budgeting -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- 7.Literature Review -- What Is a Literature Review? -- How Can Literature Be Used? -- Where to Obtain Literature -- How to Write a Literature Review -- Referencing -- Managing Your References -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- 8.Data Gathering -- Factors to Evaluate Data-Gathering Methods -- Types of Research Data --
Contents note continued: Secondary Data -- Primary Data -- Mixed Methods -- Sampling Methods -- Research Errors -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- Appendix 8.1 Statistical Agencies That Provide Up-to-Date Demographics and Country Data -- References -- 9.Qualitative Data Collection and Issues in Analysis -- Qualitative Data Collection Methods -- Implementation -- Analysis and Interpretation -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- Further Reading -- 10.Quantitative Data Analysis -- Hypotheses, Errors, and Significance -- Empirically Examining Data -- Basic Analysis -- Basic Associations -- Basic Causal Relationships -- Introducing Advanced Techniques -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Glossary -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- Further Reading -- 11.Identifying the Implications and Establishing Recommendations -- Describing the Results -- Discussion and Interpretation --
Contents note continued: Research Implications -- Recommendation Guidelines -- Limitations -- Future Research -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- pt. III COMMUNICATING THE RESULTS -- 12.Presenting the Results -- Ways to Present Research Findings -- Numerical Tables -- APA Style -- Charts and Graphs -- Pictures -- Maps -- Quotations -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- 13.Writing the Report -- Written Communication -- When to Write? -- Types of Reports -- Structure of a Project Report -- APA Standards -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- 14.Oral Presentations -- Before the Presentation -- The Presentation -- Wrapping Up -- Groups and Group Members in Presentations -- Assessment -- Video Presentations -- Conclusion -- Project Checklist -- Case Study -- Chapter Questions -- References -- 15.Concluding Remarks --
Contents note continued: Some Final Hints for Those Undertaking a Project -- Case Study (Epilogue).
Other author Waller, David S., author.
Subject Business -- Research -- Methodology.
Business -- Research -- Methodology.
Business -- Research -- Methodology.
Business -- Research -- Methodology.
Australian
ISBN 1452276560 (pbk.)
9781452276564 (pbk.)