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Research Methodology - Contemporary Practices

Guidelines for Academic Researchers

Author(s): Md. Mamun Habib, Hafsa Maryam, Bishwajit Banik Pathik

Book Description

New researchers, whether on the academic or corporate level, confront challenges when pursuing any kind of research project due to a lack of proper knowledge in the field of research methodology. In general, the challenges evolve from starting a research project, choosing a niche topic, selecting appropriate tools and techniques, organizing paper publications, and presenting the findings. In view of such difficulties, this book will help new scholars gain command of the contemporary practices for conducting research.

Chronologically, the book defines the various types of research, including classifications, describes the five simple steps for carrying out research along with explanations, and discusses the tools and techniques used to carry out a research project in a systematic manner. Consequently, it distinguishes between different publications (such as conference or journal paper, book chapter, and book). In addition, it sheds light on writing practices and presents valuable tips for researchers, new to the field, to avoid common mistakes.

This volume brings clarity with comprehensive insight to the phenomenon of research methodology based on contemporary approaches. For academic scholars, this book finds solutions for many unsolved issues which may arise while carrying out research. It also presents additional insights into the nuances of research methods on a professional level for practitioners. Furthermore, for students, this book aids in understanding the direction to follow in the exploration of research design.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6461-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-6461-7
Date of Publication: 01/10/2014
Pages / Size: 160 / A5
Price: £41.99


Dr Md. Mamun Habib is a Visiting Scholar at the School of Quantitative Sciences (SQS) at the Univeristi Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia. Prior to that, he was connected to American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) as Associate Professor in the Department of Operations Management.

Bishwajit Banik Pathik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) at AIUB, Bangladesh.

Hafsa Maryam, is an Assistant Professor, working in the Department of Management in the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) at AIUB, Bangladesh.