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Research Methods for Business Students [Paperback]

Mark N.K. Saunders , Philip Lewis , Adrian Thornhill
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19 April 2012 0273750755 978-0273750758 6
A comprehensive introduction to research methods in business for students planning or undertaking a dissertation or extensive research project in business and management.

The sixth edition of Research Methods for Business Students brings the theory, philosophy and techniques of research to life and enables students to understand the practical relevance of the research methods. A highly accessible style and logical structure have made this the ‘student choice’ and run-away market leader.

The book is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business, or business-related disciplines.

The following online resources support the text:

  • For Students: self-assessment questions, glossary, revision “flashcards”, tutorials for SPSS and NVivo, plus Smarter Online Searching Guide
  • For Instructors: teaching manual, powerpoint slides, testbank


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  • Paperback: 728 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 6 edition (19 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273750755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273750758
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 19.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at the Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. From April 2011 to April 2014 he was also Director of Doctoral Programmes for the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

His research interests are Research Methods, Human Resource Aspects of the Management of Change and SME Success. These are reflected in his teaching and PhD supervision. Mark also undertakes consultancy in public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

For further please see:
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sbs/people/mark_saunders/
http://surrey.academia.edu/MarkNKSaunders




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From the Back Cover

Research Methods for Business Students has guided hundreds of thousands of student researchers to success in their research proposals, projects and dissertations.

So, if you're thinking . . .

'How do I choose my topic?'

'I'm confused by all these different philosophies'

'I've got my data; what do I write first?'

. . . then, open this book to read:

  • Regular checklists and ‘Progressing your research project’ sections to give you step-by-step practical guidance on the process
  • A glossary of clear definitions of over 400 research terms
  • Cases and examples of student projects and academic research to show you how it’s done
  • Detailed chapters on choosing your topic, reviewing the literature, understanding philosophies, research design, access and ethics, data collection and analysis, and writing and presenting

Don’t forget to visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/saunders where you can get online tutorials on research software, such as SPSS and NVivo, and can search the internet more efficiently and effectively with our Smarter Online Searching guide!

Start your project with confidence and complete it with success!

Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at The School of Management, University of Surrey. Philip Lewis and Adrian Thornhill are former principal lecturers, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire.

About the Author

Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at School of Management, University of Surrey. Philip Lewis and Adrian Thornhill are former Principal Lecturers, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire.


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I first used this book at the University of Southampton for a second-year undergraduate course in Business Research Methods. I found it to be an excellent guide for students, particularly those planning to do a final-year dissertation. I am currently using the sixth edition for a course on dissertation preparation and research methods for students taking an accounting MSc at Royal Holloway, University of London. The book is clear and comprehensive, and relevant for most students, whether they follow a quantitative or a qualitative approach. I would recommend it strongly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for research students. 20 Feb 2014
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Elaborated and well explained content. Can also be used as a reference book by anyone who is interested to learn about research methods and techniques.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy! 5 Oct 2013
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Book was perfect quality and is very useful and descriptive.Exactly what I need for college!!!!! Would definitely recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book. 5 Jun 2013
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You've probably been required to buy this as part of a course - so the fact its reviewed is of little value to you - but rest assured - it is a good book and very helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift 21 Jan 2014
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This was a gift for my daughter,for Christmas. It was greatly received, as it will help with her university course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good quality 24 Sep 2013
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Definitely new book! Teacher recommended us to read for business student and it's really useful for us. Many valuable information when we are preparing to write report.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AKPENE SUNU 19 July 2013
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Marh Saunders is the gateway to writing an excellent proposal and dissertation.

It is recommended for all research tutors, students and companies alike. The points are clear
and simple to understand. This book has demystified research as an abstract thing.

It is just a student companion.
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Ideal for final year business studies student.
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