If you are a module leader or a supervisor, Understanding Research for Business Students will prove to be invaluable. Whether this is your core text, you are adding this to a reading list, or taking this under your arm to meet a student for a supervision, you will find that students find this book to be invaluable.If you are a student embarking on a research project, Understanding Research for Business Students will not leave your side and I have no doubt that you will soon be sleeping with this book under your pillow!
Its clear, comprehensive and student-focused approach makes this an indispensable companion for the research journey - from initial conceptualization to final completion. The use of student scenarios and concept cartoons is particularly inspired, as is the attention it gives to group work, work-based projects and using social media. I have no doubt that this book will become a business student’s best friend!
The structure of this book is easy to follow and read for undergraduate students. The vocabulary and supporting graphics are not not too overwhelming for the students who will use this book with. The objective is to introduce them to research and engage with the subject in contrast to feeling overwhelmed by the academic rigour that accompanies a research module. The supporting online resources are useful to engage students in out of class study. I plan to recommend this as part of the indicative reading list and pilot its use over the 23 24 academic year.
Ideal for undergraduate students to get them into the process of learning to plan and carry out their research project. Has an excellent chapter on research philosophies to engage students in a greater understanding of the importance of underlying philosophical principles in their research.
A good book indeed, and easy to understand.
I used this book for the HRM Dissertations module. I found Chapter 2 the most useful for my students as there aren't many textbooks talking well on choosing research direction, in particular, how to generate research ideas, how to narrow a research topic, and the differences among research aims, objectives and questions.
This is a clear and user friendly text that will be a great addition to the support we offer our Masters students.
Comprehensive text, clearly written. Accessible addition to the serious research student's toolkit.
Excellence and clarity of the narrative and the book covers everything a final year students needs to know in order to carry out their final project/dissertation.
Adopted having in mind my students who are embarking on a research project for the first time. Its simple language makes it easy to follow for business students getting introduced to the rudiments of research, although the resource is lacking in-depth coverage of concepts and techniques. The quiz questions and Kahoots a useful feature.