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Doing Your Business Research Project

Doing Your Business Research Project

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December 2014 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process.  With detailed, friendly and engaging support it takes you from the very beginning to the very end.


Key features:

  • Chapters are structured around FAQs such as ‘How to choose a research question?’, ‘How do I go about a literature review?’ guiding you towards a full understanding of the research process
  • Workbook tasks help you shape your thoughts on each topic, enabling you to decide your own research question and how you will research it
  • The importance of various ideas is clearly signposted, helping you prioritise your time according to your needs and goals.

Templates and checklists from the book are also available for download at the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website at

This interactive guide is ideal for all Business and Management students about to complete a research project or dissertation.  

Section 1 What is Research
Chapter 1 Introduction
Section 2 Beginning your research
Chapter 2 The basic idea
Chapter 3 Managing the Research Project
Chapter 4 Choosing the research topic
Chapter 5 Defining your research perspectives
Section 3 Producing Your Project
Chapter 6 Doing your literature review
Chapter 7 Methodology into Practice
Chapter 8 Methods
Section 4 Analysing your results and writing up
Chapter 9 Analysis and Synthesis
Chapter 10 Writing Up
Section 5 Conclusion
Chapter 11 Some Final Thoughts


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Templates and checklists are available for download from the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website, at

I have recommended this book many times to students - it's a really useful book

Ms Connie Nolan
The Business School (Canterbury), Canterbury Christ Church University
January 31, 2018

good additional literature for Business Research courses

Dr Georg Christian Steckenbauer
Business, IMC Fachhochschule Krems
June 7, 2016

I am in the middle of reading this and am thoroughly enjoying it. I have recommended the book to all students currently starting their research and to the academics involved in the process.

Mr Douglas Taylor
Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand
October 27, 2015

A very useful and comprehensive guide for MBA students that lack of a background on research issues.

Management , Autonomous University of Madrid
April 19, 2015

This is the most user friendly research methods book. I would recommend this valuable resource to any student who needs to undertake a postgraduate business research project.

Mrs Mpho Mbeo
Business Administration , Central University of Technology
August 13, 2015

Additional reading material for students

Dr Joseph Vella
Marketing , University of Malta
September 4, 2015

Great book for graduate and doctoral students of business.

Dr Blazenka Hadrovic Zekic
Faculty of Economics, University of Osijek
February 24, 2015

Still under consideration

Mrs Audrey Bland
The Business School (Poole), Bournemouth University
February 23, 2015

Will not be used in courses but recommended as guideline for conducting a thesis

Mr Loek Stolwijk
Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam
February 10, 2015

A good introduction for my final year UG's. It will be too basic for the PG's but I'll probably recommend it as a starting point for them

Ms Melissa Carr
The Business School, Bournemouth University
January 9, 2015

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