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Doing Research Projects in Marketing, Management and Consumer Research

1st Edition

By Chris Hackley


224 pages

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As interpretive research perspectives become increasingly influential in the social sciences, so it becomes increasingly important for experienced researchers to familiarize themselves with the philosophical perspectives, data gathering techniques and analytical methods derived from interpretive research.

Examining these interpretive traditions, this informative book illustrates how they can be applied to research projects for first-time researchers in the fields of management, marketing and consumer research. Topics covered include:

  • choosing the topic
  • gathering qualitative data for interpretation
  • themes and concepts of interpretive research
  • semiotics, marketing and consumer research.

In offering practical examples drawn from existing studies and suggesting new topics for consideration, this book brings together major themes of interpretive research within a valuable practical guide. Suitable both for first time researchers and those with more experience, this is an ideal guide for anyone undertaking research in this area of study.

Table of Contents

1. The Aims and Scope of this Book 2. The Research Project Process: Choosing the Topic 3. 'Writing up' the Research Project 4. Gathering Qualitative Data for Interpretation 5. Introducing the Interpretive Perspectives 6. Phenomenology/Existentialism 7. Ethnography 8. Critical Research and Critical Discourse Analysis 9. Semiotics 10. Literary Theory and Narrative Analysis: Feminism and Gender Studies: Postmodernism and Poststructuralism

About the Author

Chris Hackley is Senior Lecturer of Marketing at Birmingham Business School, Birmingham University. He has published extensively on the subject of marketing and research.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Marketing / Research