Research Methods in Accounting / Edition 2

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Designed solely for accounting students and scholars, this easy-to-follow and engaging text will ensure that you can successfully apply the most relevant research methods to your accounting research studies.

New to this updated edition:

  • Expanded coverage on how to successfully identify your research proposal question.
  • Additional qualitative data chapter enabling you to have a stronger understanding of qualitative methods.
  • Real-life accountancy examples provide insight into choices made by accountants, relating your theoretical research to practical application.
  • Further reading at the end of each chapter to further enhance and expand your knowledge.

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Editorial Reviews

Shane Dikolli
A thoughtful and thorough one-stop reference source, this book is overflowing with practical ideas on how to evaluate and apply research methods in creating or reviewing a high-quality research manuscript. I strongly recommend the book to any research-active Accounting scholar.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849207973
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/4/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Malcolm Smith

Malcolm has held professorial positions in accounting at universities in both UK and Australia. He is now Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the University of South Australia.

Malcolm’s research output includes 16 books, 13 book chapters and over 180 journal articles, but he is best known for his publications in two areas:

· Financial communication: concerned with the analysis and interpretation of corporate narratives, and

· Strategic management accounting: concerned with the diffusion of accounting innovations.

Malcolm has received numerous awards for teaching and supervision, and has supervised over 20 doctoral candidates to completion.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2: Developing the Research Idea
Chapter 3: Theory, Literature and Hypotheses
Chapter 4: Research Ethics in Accounting
Chapter 5: Data Collection
Chapter 6: Quantitative Data Analysis
Chapter 7: Qualitative Data Analysis
Chapter 8: Experimental Research
Chapter 9: Survey Research
Chapter 10: Qualitative Methods
Chapter 11: Archival Research
Chapter 12: Supervision and Examination Processes
Chapter 13: Turning Research into Publications
Appendix 1: Ranking of Accounting Journals
Appendix 2: Sample Paper
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