Designed specifically for accounting students and researchers, Research Methods in Accounting is a unique text used by over 10,000 students that provides a thorough understanding of the research process. Using practical and real life examples from industry, it outlines the relevant methods that can be applied and offers a dedicated chapter on publishing your research.
New to this edition:
New examples and updated content on the use of archival methods and accounting processes
A new section on mixed methods research
Expanded coverage of structural equation modelling and partial least-squares analysis
Further discussion on the topic of theoretical foundations when choosing between research methods
Suitable for students at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as accounting research practitioners.
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. Malcolm has received numerous awards for teaching and supervision, and has supervised over 20 doctoral candidates to completion.
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview Chapter 2: Developing the Research Idea Chapter 3: Theory, Literature and Hypotheses Chapter 4: Research Ethics in Accounting Chapter 5: Data Collection Chapter 6: Quantitative Data Analysis Chapter 7: Qualitative Data Analysis Chapter 8: Experimental Research Chapter 9: Survey Research Chapter 10: Qualitative Methods Chapter 11: Archival Research Chapter 12: Supervision and Examination Processes Chapter 13: Turning Research into Publications Appendix 1: Journal Rankings Appendix 2: Sample Paper References