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Research Methods in Accounting

Research Methods in Accounting

Sixth Edition

June 2022 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This unique and popular text, now in a sixth edition, clearly and succinctly guides Accounting students and researchers in their understanding and conducting of research from conception to completion, across a wide range of research methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research.

This latest edition provides new and extended coverage, including the role and impact of social media, big data analytics, data mining, and emerging and disruptive technologies, such as Blockchain. There is also a renewed focus on the role of ethics in Accounting research.

This text remains essential reading for those completing a research methods course, project/dissertation or other form of individual study in Accounting.

Malcolm Smith was Foundation Professor of Accounting at the University of South Australia.

Introduction and Overview
Developing the Research Idea
Theory, Literature and Hypotheses
Research Ethics in Accounting
Data Collection
Quantitative Data Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis
Experimental Research
Survey Research
Qualitative Methods
Archival Research
Supervision and Examination Processes
Turning Research Into Publications

It's clear and concise, the chapters are well organised and thorough, and I think my students will be able to follow it easily.

Mr David Hanna
Department of Business & Enterprise, Ulster University
October 26, 2023

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