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The Essence of Research Methodology

A Concise Guide for Master and PhD Students in Management Science

  • Jan Jonker
  • Bartjan Pennink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 21-41
  4. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 43-63
  5. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 65-75
  6. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 77-96
  7. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 97-109
  8. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 111-126
  9. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 127-136
  10. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 137-163
  11. Jan Jonker, Bartjan W. Pennink
    Pages 165-167
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 169-171

About this book

Introduction

This publication is designed to provide Master and PhD students with a concise introduction to conducting research in organisations. The aim is to impart knowledge for making the appropriate methodological choices and to give readers a practical guide to designing and executing a research. Over fifty concrete examples, exercises, discussions and short case studies give a good illustration of the practice of research so to enhance the understanding of the application of methodology in specific research contexts. Another special feature of this book is the extensive comparative Glossary of key methodological terms, ideas and notions that has been incorporated. Also, various checklists are provided to help students structure their research activities and reflect on key issues and choices that need to be made. Finally, more fundamental theoretical, ontological and epistemological issues and debates are touched upon and discussed in the footnotes.

Keywords

Applied Business Research Design Management Studies Qualitative Research Methods Quantitative Research Methods Research Methodology Research Methods organization

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Jonker
    • 1
  • Bartjan Pennink
    • 2
  1. 1.Nijmegen School of ManagementRadbound University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands
  2. 2.Fac. BedrijfskundeRijksuniversiteit GroningenGroningenNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-71659-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71658-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71659-4
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