Research Methods in Accounting

Author: Malcolm Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761971475
Release Date: 2003-05-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Providing a clear and concise overview of the conduct of applied research studies in accounting, Malcolm Smith presents the principal building blocks of how to implement research in accounting and related fields.

Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

Author: Audrey Paterson
Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781910158906
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Research Methods for Accounting and Finance is an essential text for accounting and finance students undertaking research for the first time. It demystifies the research process by providing the novice researcher with a must-have guide through all of the stages of the research process, from identifying a research topic to the finished project.

Methodological Issues in Accounting Research

Author: Zahirul Hoque
Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd
ISBN: 1904905137
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

A major problem confronting a researcher is which theoretical perspective is considered most apt. This book provides a good guideline as to why and how to choose a particular theory or method to study an organizational phenomenon such as accounting. The contributors to this collection are world-renowned in their respective field. Each chapter documents the latest research in accounting and control systems. The book is primarily intended for research students and academic researchers in the areas of accounting and practices in organizations. The book can also be used for undergraduate and postgraduate accounting methodology courses, and research organizations/consulting firms in the accounting and business field.

Accounting Research Methods and Research Fields

Author: Musbau Kolawole Kayode
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783668055438
Release Date: 2015-09-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Banking, Stock Exchanges, Insurance, Accounting, grade: A, Atlantic International University (School of Business and Economics), language: English, abstract: Research method is a critical human practice that offers exclusive access to valid and accurate knowledge, and has an exclusive lead against errors that are not found and exist in other human activities. Moreover, it is challenging to define accounting research since it shifts over time. Traditional accounting research was mainly normative (this is, argument for the ‘correct’ accounting intervention, or what should be). However, with the introduction of the Journal of Accounting Research, developments or progresses in finance have been established, such as creation of huge data sets and the statistical capabilities for its analysis (computer advances), the efficient market hypothesis, and analyzing ‘what is’ instead of ‘what should be.’ Even though these shifts have had some critics, they have led to a major increase in research contribution (and various new journals) (Libby, et al., 2012). Additionally, accounting research contributes an integral part in new knowledge creation. The hard sciences have generated different forms of testing and research that may be applied over a range of disciplines, such as accounting research. With the application of these accounting models with evidence from experiments, surveys, stock prices, financial statements, mathematical proofs, and computer simulations, users can acquire a scientific perspective. This paper, therefore, discusses accounting methods and accounting research fields (i.e. financial, managerial, auditing, and taxation).

The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research

Author: Christopher Humphrey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080489923
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research is a book that goes behind the more official presentations and accounts of research methods to explore the lived experiences, joys and mistakes of a wide range of international researchers principally working in the fields of accounting and finance, but also in management, economics and other social sciences. The authors of the articles in this book address a wide range of issues and obstacles that they have confronted at various stages in their respective research careers. In reflecting on their personal experiences, they provide practical guidance on how to overcome the types of problems that typically confront researchers in their day-to-day work. Practical tips on how to undertake research and get findings published Research project management skills International and interdisciplinary perspectives

The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods

Author: Zahirul Hoque
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317380245
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Selecting from the wide range of research methodologies remains a dilemma for all scholars, not least those looking to study the world of accounting. Both established and emerging research methods are frequently advocated, creating a challengingly broad range of choices. Covering a selection of qualitative methodological issues, research strategies and methods, this comprehensive compilation provides an essential guide to the choice and execution of qualitative research approaches in this field. The contributions are grouped into four sections: Worldview and paradigms Methodologies and strategies Data collection methods and analysis Experiencing qualitative field research: personal reflections Edited by leading scholars, with contributions from experts and rising stars, this volume will be essential reading for anyone looking to undertake research in the qualitative accounting field.

Research Method and Methodology in Finance and Accounting

Author: Bob Ryan
Publisher: Cengage Learning Business Press
ISBN: 1861528817
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Research is an ever-increasing vital feature of academic accounting and finance, but few researchers are ever offered guidance on the research process. Research Method & Methodology in Finance & Accounting is the only book of its kind as it focuses on academic rather than student research. The text provides a clear, well-written guide to research in these subjects. This essential book, for both students and lecturers, has now been fully revised and updated, to include all of the advances made on the subject in the last 10 years.

Social research methods

Author: David Dooley
ISBN: UOM:39015017699169
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Social Science

This book presents a balanced presentation of research methods across disciplinary boundaries--both psychological and sociological, laboratory experiments and survey methods, quantitative and qualitative techniques. It offers a coherent, organizing theme, in this case, that of validity in its various guises-internal, external, inferential statistical, and measurement construct. The organizing theme is validity--the extent to which the researcher's conclusion can be judged credible. Validity is broken down into several components each of which is developed in one or more chapters including construct validity (both measurement and experimental), statistical inference validity, internal validity, and external validity. These validity types are then revisited as appropriate in the treatments of the several basic research approaches--true experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, and qualitative. Ideal for professionals belonging to various psychological or sociological association or anyone interested in review or updating their current knowledge.

Accounting Theory

Author: Harry I. Wolk
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412953450
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Like its previous editions, the Seventh Edition of Accounting Theory presents complex materials in a clear and understandable manner. Incorporating the latest accounting standards and presenting the most up-to-date accounting theory from the top academic journals in accounting and finance throughout the world, this book comprehensibly presents both the theoretical structure of accounting theory as well as the politics of the standard-setting process, which often opposes the theoretical structure. Key Features: - A reorganized table of contents with a thoroughly revised chapter on International Accounting (Chapter 10) - Discussion of the conceptual framework of the IASB (Chapter 7) - An emphasis on principles-based standards as opposed to rules-based standards - More theoretical issues are related to real world examples coming from the popular news media. - New questions, cases, problems, and writing assignments--many from corporate annual reports. - An Instructor's Resource CD includes answers to end-of-chapter materials, chapter summaries, test banks, and PowerPoint slides.

Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students

Author: Bill Lee
ISBN: 1446274179
Release Date: 2017-12-05

This book describes the properties of case study designs in organizational research, exploring the uses, advantages and limitations of case research. It also demonstrates the flexibilities which case designs offer, and challenges the myths surrounding this approach. Business & Management students using the book will be able to assess the applicability of case studies to their own research and, if appropriate, will also be able to design for themselves a creative case study strategy that will not only answer their original research questions, but also address questions they didn't consider when the research began. The Mastering Business Research Methods series provides practical guidance on using specific methods of data collection and data analysis. Expert authors, and series editors Bill Lee, Mark N K Saunders and Vadake K Narayanan, share their extensive experience on how to get the best from each method, through clear, understandable and applied examples. Ideal for Business & Management students studying for a Master's degree, each book provides all they need to know before employing a particular research method for their dissertation.

Handbook of Management Accounting Research

Author: Christopher S. Chapman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008046887X
Release Date: 2006-12-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Volume one of the Handbooks of Management Accounting Research sets the context for both Handbooks, with three chapters outlining the historical development of management accounting as a discipline and as a practice in three broad geographic settings. The bulk of the first volume then draws together a series of contributions that analyse the scholarly literature in terms of distinct intellectual and theoretical social science perspectives. The volume includes a chapter which looks at work informed by psychology as a base discipline. The volume also includes a set of chapters that seek to evaluate and explain issues of research method for the different approaches to research found within management accounting. Special pricing available if purchased as a set with Volume 2. Documents the scholarly management accounting literature Publishing both in print, and online through Science Direct International in scope

Methodology and Method in History RLE Accounting

Author: Lee D. Parker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317974031
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Genre: Business & Economics

This bibliography provides the reader with a comprehensive reference tool that will enhance understanding of methodological issues and enable the user to employ research methods appropriate to their subject of study. It also provides accounting historians a comprehensive data base for the development of papers addressing methodological issues in an accounting history context. Access to this type of resource is particularly crucial to the development of accounting history research since the number of papers dealing with methodological issues published in accounting history literature is very small. Hence the references in this bibliography are drawn from the literature of general history, economic and business history, legal and social history and philosophy. The scope and range of its contents are broad – references are taken from texts as well as papers published in over 450 journals.

Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies E Book

Author: Glenn Hymel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323070492
Release Date: 2005-10-26
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the book's narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundation's Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.

Handbooks of Management Accounting Research 3 Volume Set

Author: Christopher S. Chapman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080879306
Release Date: 2009-01-30
Genre: Mathematics

Winner of the Management Accounting section of the American Accounting Association notable contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award Volume One of the Handbook of Management Accounting Research series sets the context for the Handbooks, with three chapters outlining the historical development of management accounting as a discipline and as a practice in three broad geographic settings. Volume Two provides insights into research on different management accounting practices. Volume Three features contributions from some of the most influential researchers in various areas of management accounting research, consolidates the content of volumes one and two, and concludes with examples of management accounting research from around the world. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are also available as individual product. * ISBN Volume 1: 978-0-08-044564-9 * ISBN Volume 2: 978-0-08-044754-4 * ISBN Volume 3: 978-0-08-055450-1 * Three volumes of the popular Handbooks of Management Accounting Research series now available in one complete set * Examines particular management accounting practices and specific organizational contexts * Adopts a global perspective of management accounting practices Award: "Winner of the Management Accounting section of the American Accounting Association notable contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award."