Planning the Research

  • Marie Karim Aboujaoude
  • Khalil Feghali
  • Charbel Kfouri
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to equip students and professionals with vital knowledge to undertake a research, and provide them with an orientation tool to serve as a roadmap to success. This chapter provides a synopsis of the major stages of research study with an emphasis on the conceptual phase. It demystifies the research process and proposes a conceptual model for research planning and development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie Karim Aboujaoude
    • 1
  • Khalil Feghali
    • 2
  • Charbel Kfouri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Business Information Systems, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Section IILebanese UniversityAchrafieh, BeirutLebanon
  2. 2.Department of Accounting and Audit, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Section IILebanese UniversityAchrafieh, BeirutLebanon
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Section IILebanese UniversityRoumiehLebanon

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