Research Methods in Accounting / Edition 2

Research Methods in Accounting / Edition 2

by Malcolm Smith
     
 

This updated and expanded Second Edition of Research Methods in Accounting continues to provide a practical and accessible overview of the conduct of applied research studies in accounting. Retaining its focus on the role of theory in research, the new edition brings together the latest developments in research methods.See more details below

Overview

This updated and expanded Second Edition of Research Methods in Accounting continues to provide a practical and accessible overview of the conduct of applied research studies in accounting. Retaining its focus on the role of theory in research, the new edition brings together the latest developments in research methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849207973
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/04/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview
Theory as Testable Explanation
A Critical Approach to Accounting Research
Developing the Research Idea
The Research Sequence
Emergence of the Research Topic
Conceptual Frameworks
The Structure of DNA: The Development of New Theory
The Bradman Problem: The Development of New Strategies
The Longitude Problem: Implementing Solutions
Strategic Management Accounting
Theory, Literature and Hypotheses
Sources of Theory
Searching the Literature
Modeling the Relationship
Developing the Hypotheses
Validity Concerns
Data Collection
Choosing a Research Method
Sample Selection
Measurement Issues
Data Management
Qualitative Research
Verbal Protocols
Data Analysis
Descriptive Statistics
Differences in Sample Means
Measures of Association
Analysis of Variance
Multivariate Model-Building
Research Ethics in Accounting
The Ethics Quiz
Informed Consent
Ethical Guidelines
Experimental Research
The Problem Statement
Theory and Context
Experimental Design
The Validity Trade-off
Quasi-Experimental Research
Survey Research
Mail Surveys
Design and Planning Issues
Pilot Testing
Data Collection
Measurement Error
Interview Methods
Fieldwork
Case Study Methods
The Qualitative Analysis Protocol
Grounded Theory
Archival Research
Cross-Section Data
Time-Series Data
The Validity Trade-off in Archival Research
Content Analysis
Critical Analysis
Supervision and Examination Processes
The Role of the Supervisor
Examiner Profiles
The Examination Process
Turning Research into Publications
Why Publish?
Where to Publish?
What to Publish?
How to Publish?
Concluding Remarks

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