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Research Methods in Accounting

Sixth Edition


April 2022 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This unique and popular text, now in a sixth edition, clearly and succinctly guides Accounting students and researchers in their understanding and conducting of research from conception to completion, across a wide range of research methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research.

This latest edition provides new and extended coverage, including the role and impact of social media, big data analytics, data mining, and emerging and disruptive technologies, such as Blockchain. There is also a renewed focus on the role of ethics in Accounting research.

This text remains essential reading for those completing a research methods course, project/dissertation or other form of individual study in Accounting.

Malcolm Smith was Foundation Professor of Accounting at the University of South Australia.
 
Introduction and Overview
 
Developing the Research Idea
 
Theory, Literature and Hypotheses
 
Research Ethics in Accounting
 
Data Collection
 
Quantitative Data Analysis
 
Qualitative Data Analysis
 
Experimental Research
 
Survey Research
 
Qualitative Methods
 
Archival Research
 
Supervision and Examination Processes
 
Turning Research Into Publications

Malcolm Smith

Professor Malcolm Smith Malcolm has held professorial positions in accounting at universities in both UK  and Australia. He is now Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the University of South Australia. Malcolm’s research output includes 16 books, 13 book chapters and over 180 journal articles, but he is best known for his publications in two areas: ·         Financial communication: concerned with the analysis and interpretation of corporate narratives, and ·         Strategic management accounting: concerned with the diffusion of accounting innovations. ... More About Author