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Research Methods in Accounting 5ed

by Malcolm Smith SAGE Publications Ltd
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The only book on the market offering accounting-specific coverage of research methods, this fifth edition includes updated examples throughout, development and testing of research ideas and wider coverage of qualitative methods.


Research Methods in Accounting is the only up-to-date Accounting-specific research methods textbook on the market. Fully updated to include updated examples throughout and include development and testing of research ideas, unethical/dysfunctional accounting practices and the the current (2017) Australian journal ranking system in Appendix 1 has been updated with an up-to-date ABS one. This new edition will also broaden the coverage of qualitative methods throughout, and extend the section on mixed methods.

Preface    Chapter One: Introduction and Overview    Chapter Two: Developing the Research Idea    Chapter Three: Theory, Literature and Hypotheses    Chapter Four: Research Ethics in Accounting    Chapter Five: Data Collection    Chapter Six: Quantitative Data Analysis    Chapter Seven: Qualitative Data Analysis    Chapter Eight: Experimental Research    Chapter Nine: Survey Research    Chapter Ten: Qualitative Methods    Chapter Eleven: Archival Research    Chapter Twelve: Supervision and Examination Processes    Chapter Thirteen: Turning Research Into Publications    Appendix 1: Journal Rankings (AJG-2018)    Appendix 2: Sample Paper    References

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.


Malcolm has received numerous awards for teaching and supervision, and has supervised over 20 doctoral candidates to completion.