The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research: A Behind-the-Scenes View of Using Qualitative Research Methods

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Overview

A book that goes behind the more official presentations and accounts of research methods to explore the lived experiences, joys and mistakes of a wide range of international researchers principally working in the fields of accounting and finance, but also in management, economics and other social sciences.

The authors of the articles in this book address a wide range of issues and obstacles that they have confronted at various stages in their respective research careers. In reflecting on their personal experiences, they provide practical guidance on how to overcome the types of problems that typically confront academic researchers in their day-to-day work.

Includes:
- Practical tips on how to undertake research and get findings published
- Research project management skills
- Inernational and interdisciplinary perspectives

Audience: Masters students, doctoral students and researchers in the field of accounting and finance. Management and other social science researchers with in an interest in qualitative research methods.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Contains a number of chapters, which I consider to be gems, providing great insights on research ... a must read for both experienced and inexperienced researchers" — The International Journal of Accounting, 2005.

"A wonderful book with wide ranging reflections on accounting and its reality, the role of knowledge and how qualitative research helps us better understand accounting phenomenon and human interactions. I strongly recommend!" — Prof Greg Tower, Curtain University of Technology, Australia, QRAM - Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004

"I highly recommend this book ... [it] is a useful resource for new and experienced researchers alike to 'dip' into over time for practical advice on a wide range of qualitative research issues." — Carolyn Stringer, University of Otago, New Zealand, QRAM - Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080439723
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/20/2004
  • Pages: 569
  • Product dimensions: 1.25 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; The Meaning Of Research; Managing the Research Process; Collecting and Analysing Data; Publishing And Dissemination; Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

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