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Research Methods in Accounting

Research Methods in Accounting

Fifth Edition

December 2019 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Designed to help accounting students and researchers make the most appropriate choice of method and strategy in the development of their research projects. This fifth edition features extended coverage of:

  • Content analysis
  • Online sources
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Impression management

It includes new sections dedicated to:

  • Social media impact on research
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Endogeneity issues in regression analysis
  • Benford’s Law as a forensic tool
  • Readability studies
  • Whistleblowing research

Chapter One: Introduction and Overview
Chapter Two: Developing the Research Idea
Chapter Three: Theory, Literature and Hypotheses
Chapter Four: Research Ethics in Accounting
Chapter Five: Data Collection
Chapter Six: Quantitative Data Analysis
Chapter Seven: Qualitative Data Analysis
Chapter Eight: Experimental Research
Chapter Nine: Survey Research
Chapter Ten: Qualitative Methods
Chapter Eleven: Archival Research
Chapter Twelve: Supervision and Examination Processes
Chapter Thirteen: Turning Research Into Publications
Appendix 1: Journal Rankings (AJG-2018)
Appendix 2: Sample Paper

a very useful text aimed at accounting students which gives them a gentle and broad introduction to the field of research.

Mr Ian Andrew
Business School, Oxford Brookes University
January 16, 2020

For students in the International Finance & Accounting major preparing to write papers and their Masterthesis on a related topic.

Professor Pierre Rafih
Business Psychology, Hochschule für Angewandtes Management
December 13, 2019
Key features
  • the only book in the market which offers Accounting-specific coverage of research methods
  • concise and therefore affordable compared to other Business & Management/Accounting textbooks
  • can be used for upper undergraduate and postgraduate courses right up to PhD level, making it a more mature and flexible text than the generic competitors and one that lecturers can use with all of their students

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