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Business Research Methods for Chinese Students

Business Research Methods for Chinese Students
A Practical Guide to Your Research Project

  • Huiping Xian - Sheffield University Management School, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Yue Meng-Lewis - Coventry Business School, Coventry University, UK

April 2018 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by Chinese authors who having both successfully completed Masters degrees and PhDs and become lecturers at UK universities, are equipped to provide Chinese students with straightforward guidance to help overcome the cultural and language difficulties they are confronted with, and to support them in their undertaking of the research methods section of their dissertations.

The book comprehensively covers both the theory and practice and includes a number of features to support learning including:

  • Chinese translations of key concepts and definitions
  • Tips about how to use different methods in the Chinese context
  • Clear definitions of key terms
  • Short illustrative examples
  • A list of useful resources about Chinese research

The book also features examples of Chinese research from the authors’ own work and from top journals to illustrate how the methods can be applied in the Chinese context.

Suitable reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across all business and management disciplines.

1. Introduction
2. Developing a Research Topic
3. Research Philosophy and Approaches
4. Research Design
5. Sampling
6. Data Collection
7. Analysing Qualitative Data
8. Analysing Quantitative Data
9. Culture, Language and Translation
10. Writing Up

Most useful for Chinese students attending final year of degree programme

Mr Keith Chandler
Chester Business School, Chester University
January 10, 2022

This is an excellent textbook. I will be seriously using it in the next academic year. I do however wish it had translations for the Chinese text and also included elements for those students from Middle Eastern countries.

Dr Sam Buxton
School of Business & Economics, Swansea University
August 30, 2018

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3: Research philosophy and approaches