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Research Methods for Managers / Edition 4

Research Methods for Managers / Edition 4

by John Gill, Phil Johnson
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A textbook for management and business students that addresses methodological issues neglected by the many other similar texts. It discusses philosophical matters that are basic to understanding methodological approaches to management research, and challenges the widespread advocacy of particular approaches as being the best. The 1991 and 1997 editions were published by Paul Chapman Publishing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9781847870933
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/11/2010
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

before his retirement, was Reader in Management in Sheffield Business

In recent years Phil has participated in the generation and management of over £420, 000 of research funding, over £330,000 of which was provided by EPSRC and ESRC. Involved in much of this research have been local public and private sector organizations as sponsors of research and as research sites for both data collection and for change-management interventions. This research has concerned a range of issues including: management control; corporate governance; contractor-client relations; evolving management roles. Recently Phil has engaged in ESRC sponsored research into "Benchmarking Good Practice in Qualitative Management Research" which is part of the ESRC Research Methodology Programme.

Currently Phil is a referee for a number of academic journals and reviews book proposals for several major academic publishers. He has also been a guest editor for the journal Management Decision and has recently been appointed as Associate Editor for a new international journal, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Phil's education includes: BA (Hons) Sociology (Sheffield); MSc Organization Development (CNAA); MSc Advance Educational and Social Research Methods (Open University); Ph D Management and Organization (CNAA).

Table of Contents

Starting Management Research
The Role of Theory in Research Methods
Experimental Research Design
Quasi-Experiments and Action Research
Survey Research Design
Its Origins and Practice
Issues in Ethnographic Research
Making Methodological Choices
The Philosophical Basis
Resolving the Dilemmas in Choosing a Research Strategy

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