Research Methodology in Applied Economics

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Wiley, May 31, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 248 pages
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Focused attention on how to organize and conduct research can increase the efficiency of the research process and its outcomes. The second edition of Research Methodology in Applied Economics provides time-tested guidelines to instruct graduate students in the research process.

Emphasizing research methodology as it applies to economics, Ethridge provides (1) an overview of the conceptual and philosophical basis of research methodology and (2) procedural guidelines on designing, coordinating, and conducting research projects. This textbook integrates philosophies, concepts, and procedures in research methodology, adding practical tips such as how to write a research proposal, how to apply for funding, and how to write reports that effectively present research. This edition updates and increases the use of relevant examples for today’s students, faculty, and researchers

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This book contains complete materials i need for teaching master degree program in agriculture economic. It has underlined in very detail the understanding between sciences, knowledge and research. In specific, the foundation for research in economic including agriculture economic has also been explored deeply, so student may understand clearly such important principles in agriculture economic researches. Moreover, this book has given us detail procedures to conduct a research in applied economics, started from understanding the type of data, methods and techniques for data collection and several practical methods in data processing and analysis. The attachments of such examples of Master and Doctoral thesis are very helpfull. I really like to have this book and use it in my class. 

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Don E. Ethridge, Ph.D., is chairman and professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He has been a student of research methodology for many years and has extensive experience conducting all types of economic research.

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