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Postgraduate Research in Business
A Critical Guide



March 2006 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In Postgraduate Research in Business, Sarah Quinton and Teresa Smallbone provide a vital introduction to the research process and the thinking and learning skills needed to successfully complete postgraduate research.

In step-by-step terms, the authors detail the `tools of the trade' - the practical and the intellectual skills - that underpin the study of Business and Management, from research skills and project planning to strategies for reading, writing and presentation.

Postgraduate Research in Business provides:

" A student-friendly guide to thinking critically about Business and Management research

" Guidance on the best way to approach research

" A clear focus on finding research topics and developing them in to dissertations

" Essential help in forging critical reading skills

" Helpful advice on making your research project manageable

" An inside view on the assumptions and requirements of post graduate research in business

" Structured support for writing up your research

This is essential reading for any student doing an MBA, an MA, or starting a PhD in Business or Management Studies. It will provide a vital supplement to the plethora of textbooks in Business and Research Methods.

 
What is Management Research and What Does It Mean at Masters' Level?
 
Developing a Critical Approach
 
Generating, Developing and Mapping Ideas for Research Topics
 
Making Your Project Manageable
 
Sources of Secondary Information
 
How To Read Critically
 
Organizing and Analyzing What You Have Read and Researched
 
Reflection - How to Learn to Be a Better Researcher and Business Manager from Doing Research
 
Reliability, Validity and Generalization
 
Writing Up and Beyond

This text is a well written guide to conducting research. Chapters six and eight on critical reading and reflection are particularly useful, not only for post-graduate researchers but also for academics! I will definitely encourage my students to read this text and refer to it often throughout the master's project.

Dr Aaron Van Klyton
International Business and Economics, Greenwich University
June 20, 2012

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