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Qualitative Methods in Economics

1st Edition

By Mirjana Radović-Marković, Beatrice Avolio Alecchi


208 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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Despite numerous books on research methodology, many have failed to present a complete, hands-on, practical book to lead college classes or individuals through the research process. We are seeing more and more scientific papers from all research fields that fail to meet the basic criteria in terms of research methods, as well as the structure, writing style and presentation of results. This book aims to address this gap in the market by providing an authoritative, easy to follow guide to research methods and how to apply them.

Qualitative Methods in Economics is focused not only on the research methods/techniques but also the methodology. The main objective of this book is to discuss qualitative methods and their use in economics and social science research. Chapters identify several of the research approaches commonly used in social studies, from the importance of the role of science through to the techniques of data collection. Using an example research paper to examine the methods used to present the research, the second half of this book breaks down how to present and format your results successfully.

This book will be of use to students and researchers who want to improve their research methods and read up on the new and cutting edge advances in research methods, as well as those who like to study ways to improve the research process.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




About the Authors

Part I

Chapter 1 The Role and Importance of Science

Chapter 2 Research in the Social Sciences

Chapter 3 Sources and Types of Scientific Literature

Chapter 4 Methodology and Research Methods

Chapter 5 Design and Implementation Strategy of Qualitative Methods in Scientific Research

Chapter 6 Methods and Techniques of Data Collection

Part II

Chapter 7 Notion, Structure and Types of Scientific Papers

Chapter 8 The Introduction

Chapter 9 Literature Review

Chapter 10 The Method

Chapter 11 Presentation and Discussion of the Results

Chapter 12 Conclusions and Recommendations

About the Authors

Mirjana Radovic-Markovic is a full professor of Entrepreneurship at Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii.

Beatrice Avolio Alecchi is a full professor of Accounting at CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School, Lima, Peru.

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Research & Development
SCIENCE / Research & Methodology