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Business Research Methods

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Business Research Methods, 12/e Part I Introduction to Business Research Chapter 1 Research in Business Chapter 2 Ethics in Business Research Chapter 3 Thinking Like a Researcher Chapter 4 The Research Process: An Overview Chapter 5 Clarifying the Research Question through Secondary Data and Exploration Part II The Design of Business Research Chapter 6 Research Design: An Overview Chapter 7 Qualitative Research Chapter 8 Observation Studies Chapter 9 Experiments Chapter 10 Surveys Part III The Sources and Collection of Data Chapter 11 Measurement Chapter 12 Measurement Scales Chapter 13 Questionnaires and Instruments Appendix 13a Crafting Effective Measurement Questions Chapter 14 Sampling Appendix 14a Determining Sample Size Part IV Analysis and Presentation of Data Chapter 15 Data Preparation and Description Appendix 15a Describing Data Statistically Chapter 16 Exploring, Displaying, and Examining Data Chapter 17 Hypothesis Testing Chapter 18 Measures of Association Chapter 19 Presenting Insights and Findings: Written Reports Chapter 20 Presenting Insights and Findings: Oral Presentations Case Index Appendices A Business Research Requests and Proposals (with Sample RFP) B Focus Group Discussion Guide C Nonparametric Significance Tests D Selected Statistical Tables References Glossary Photo Credits Indexes

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Teaches research methods, statistics, and organizational behavior in the masters and doctoral programs of public administration and business. Cooper's Ph.D. is from Kent State University. In addition to grants, articles, books, and monographs, he has received several teaching awards, most recently from the College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs. Dr. Cooper serves as the managing director of the Cooper Research Group, a consultancy specializing in customer satisfaction, loyalty, defection, and market segmentation research for the electronics and computer industries. Currently, he provides senior management of domestic and global firms with brand, segmentation, and service analysis. Prior to his academic career, Cooper was responsible for executive recruitment at a Fortune 500 and was an U.S. Air Force Captain during four years of active duty. A winner of the prestigious Leavey Foundation Award in Free Enterprise Education, her institution's Distinguished Teaching award, and a two-time nominee for the CASE Ohio Teacher of the Year, Schindler has 40 years of experience teaching business research, marketing management, and creative advertising. Creator and long-time Director of Wittenberg's Center for Applied Management, she coordinated the Small Business Institute (SBI) program (winner of the 1996 National Showcase Award for innovation and excellence), as well as the Project Management Assistance program, in which she has guided more than 350 undergraduate students doing experiential research and strategic projects for businesses, not-for-profits, and government agencies. Schindler, professor emeritus of Business Administration at Wittenberg University, mentors research methods and marketing faculty and is a strategic management consultant.

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