• Summary
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Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students is a fundamental and easy guide to studying research methods. In addition to the general concepts relating to research methods, broad research issues and theoretical concepts critical to research are discussed. The book is written in a reader-friendly manner and contains plenty of examples and helpful practical exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce and enjoy learning.

Conducting Your Research
Conducting your research

In this chapter, an overview on how to select a research topic and outline of research supervision are presented. This is followed by commentary on some practical issues on how to undertake your research by focusing on project planning. The last chapter concludes with some advice on writing your dissertation, emphasising the importance of good structure and presentation.

Selecting Your Topic

The following are a set of guidelines which you might wish to follow in the process of deciding which research topic you want to focus on for your dissertation.

Focusing on a Research Topic

A very common problem with the selection of a research topic is that the ‘idea’ can often be very vague at the outset and is not sufficiently developed during ...

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