Summary: "Research Methods and Statistics for Business ... includes 30 research designs and 30 bivariate and multivariate statistical tests, taking students through a step-by-step process to select the appropriate statistical method. The authorʼs approach effectively integrates research and statistics, beginning with research methodology and then guiding students through the process of conducting their own statistical research, from the initial process of selecting the research topic through the finished research paper."--Waveland website, viewed 10th June, 2011.
Business Research Methods and Statistics Using SPSS provides a simple, easy to follow, and non-mathematical approach to understanding and using quantitative methods and statistics. It is solidly grounded in the context of business and management research, enabling students to appreciate the practical applications of the techniques and procedures explained. The book is comprehensive in its coverage, including discussion of the business context, statistical analysis of data, survey methods, and reporting and presenting research. A companion website also contains four extra chapters for the more advanced student, along with PowerPoint slides for lecturers, and additional questions and exercises.
Inspired by the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Second Edition (ESS2e), this volume presents a concise, well-rounded focus on the statistical concepts and applications that are essential for understanding gathered data in the study of business, finance, and management science. The book successfully upholds the goals of ESS2e by combining both previously-published and newly developed contributions written by over 100 leading academics, researchers, and practitioner in a comprehensive, approachable format. The result is a succinct reference that unveils modern, cutting-edge approaches to acquiring and analyzing data across diverse subject areas within these three disciplines, including risk management, mathematical finance, economics, supply chain management, derivative pricing, and resource allocation. In addition, techniques related to survey methodology, computational statistics, and operations research are discussed, where applicable. Topics of coverage include: Logistics Decision analysis Optimization Simulation Forecasting Mathematical modeling Data mining
Research Methods and Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administrators: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive, easy-to-read, core text that thoroughly prepares readers to apply research methods and data analysis to the professional environments of public and non-profit administration. The authors expertly incorporate original case examples to demonstrate concepts using “real actors,” facing specific scenarios, in which research methods must be applied. This unique approach—presented in language accessible to both students new to research as well as current practitioners—guides the reader in fully understanding the research options detailed throughout the text.
This text successfully integrates statistics and research methods, by placing statistics in the context of research to help students grasp both topics more clearly. Discussions include all major descriptive and experimental methods, as well as primary and secondary statistical procedures.
Conducting research and analysis is becoming an important skill for students of management. It is very important that they understand research methods and business statistics. This book provides the readers with several examples, solved problems and cases to illustrate the concepts.
Research Methods for Business and Social Science Students aims to present a clear discussion of the research methods employed in various disciplines related to our daily life problems. The theoretical basis of research methods is explained clearly and succinctly. Collecting data is a key part of the book and this includes both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The book also describes in clear terms how students can analyse data, interpret results and link these to the literature review and hence their own contribution. It sets out a range of fundamental ideas in research methods, such as deductivism and inductivism, and explains why methodology is not the same as method. In this second edition every chapter has been re-written to be more readable and also to include more examples. The authors have also added a real student research proposal and a multiple-choice test with answers for the readers to test their own understanding of the ideas in the book. The book has been designed to illustrate research tools in a clear and accessible manner through chapters on such topics as formulating research, research design, data analysis and writing up the research results.
A concise 'need-to-know' introduction to the essentials of statistics for business and management students with real-world examples and step-by-step tutorials for both Excel and SPSS to enhance and consolidate learning.