Research Methods in Accounting

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SAGE, May 27, 2003 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
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`Malcolm Smith's Research Methods in Accounting provides a useful addition to the limited number of books on research methods that are addressed specifically to the area of accounting. For students taking DBA degrees in the area, it is probably an ideal companion' - The European Accounting Review

Research in accounting is concerned with solving problems, investigating relationships and building a body of knowledge. With this in mind, this book will provide a clear and concise overview of the conduct of applied research studies in accounting.

It provides the principal building blocks of how to implement research in accounting and related fields.

This book provides students with:

- an understanding of contemporary research ideas in accounting, so that readers can identify and define research problems and prepare strategies for their solution;

- an awareness of alternative research methods, to facilitate the selection of the most appropriate method for addressing particular research questions;

- an ability to review existing research and to offer critiques of articles published in refereed journals;

- an appreciation of the ethical constraints on the conduct of accounting research.

This book will be essential for students and academics in the fields of accounting and management.


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Dear Malcolm Smith
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Introduction and Overview
Developing the Research Idea
Theory Literature and Hypotheses
Data Collection and Analysis
Research Ethics in Accounting
Experimental Research
Survey Research
Archival Research
Supervision and Examination Processes
Turning Research into Publications

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Malcom Smith accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a young man in England, and immediately set out to work as hard as he could for God...only to discover that what he needed to do, instead, was to let God work through him. Upon completing Bible College, he began his ministry by preaching in the British Isles and North America, and then pastored in New York City. Today he walks in a powerful teaching anointing, and his ministry spans the globe.

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