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Business Analytics and Decision Sciences Dissertation, 2021/22, Semester H08
Romain Crastes dit Sourd
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The main text for this course is:

Saunders, M N K; P Lewis and A Thornhill (2016), Research Methods for Business Students , 7th Edition, Pearson education, ISBN 9781292016627. The 6th and 5th Editions are also useful.

Additional reading on most topics, with more detail in some cases, can be found in:

Easterby-Smith, M; R Thorpe and P Jackson (2015), Management and business research , 5th Edition, Los Angeles; London: SAGE. The 4th and 3rd Editions are also useful.

Robson, C (2016), Real World Research , 4th Edition, Blackwell, ISBN 9781405182416. The earlier editions (dated 1993, 2002, and 2011) are also useful.


The texts below provide further reading in specialist areas:

Literature Review

Wallace, M and Wray, A (2016), Critical reading and writing for postgraduates , 3rd Edition, Sage. The earlier editions (dated 2006 and 2011) are also useful

Qualitative Analysis

Cassell, C and G Symon eds. (2004), Essential guide to qualitative methods in organizational research , Sage Publications.

Miles, M B and A M Huberman (2014), Qualitative Data Analysis, 3rd Edition, Sage Publications

Quantitative Analysis

Hair, J F; W C Black, R E, Babin Barry J, Anderson, R L, (2014). Multivariate Data Analysis , Pearson.

Tabachnick, B and Fidell, L S (2013), Using Multivariate Statistics , 6th Edition, Pearson International. (The earlier editions are also useful).

Using SPSS

Field (2013), Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics : and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll , 4th Edition, Sage Publications.

This provides background on the statistics as well as SPSS and covers many analysis techniques. The explanations are very good. The earlier versions are also useable.

This list was last updated on 04/01/2017