Research Methods (Paperback)

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Quest of knowledge has played an important role in the advancement of human civilisation. The journey from the stone-age to space age bears testimony to untiring and continuous efforts for revealing the unknown mysteries of nature and human life. This activity with the object of seeking the truth, known as research has been an unending process, as each success became a landmark in advancement of knowledge and leads to fresh efforts with greater vigour to probe deeper and deeper. While nature has been the subject of inquiry in physical sciences, human beings, individual and group behaviour, social life, social systems have been the subjects of inquiry in social sciences.

Success in research requires elaborate, painstaking and systematic work using appropriate research methods and techniques. Spread over 16 chapters the book ‘Research Methods’ comprehensively covers all essential methods and techniques in research from development of research proposal to presentation of research report. Chapters on Research Standards and Research Ethics, Research Environment and Resources for Research in India, Methods of Citation and Referencing and Development of Research Report have been included to meet the requirement of young researchers. Main emphasis in the present work has been on systematically explaining with illustrative exercises the subject matter in simple language.

The present work is a humble effort to serve the research community. Suggestions and observations are invited from scholars to make the work more useful for researchers.

About the Author

Professor K.R. Sharma ([email protected]) after M Com and Ph D degrees from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur joined as Lecturer in higher education in Rajasthan in July 1960 and retiring from Government College, Ajmer in May 1983 joined Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur from where he retired as Professor, Chairman Faculty of Commerce and Dean, College of Commerce and Management Studies and Dean Post Graduate Studies in July 1999. Thereafter he was UGC Visiting Professor at Maharishi Dayanand University, Ajmer (August 1999 - July 2000) and Professor and Head Department of Commerce, Mizoram University Aizawl (July 2002 - July 2004).

On international assignments sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India served as Colombo Plan Professor of Business Administration at Institute of Management, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu (Nepal) (October 1986 - November 1987), Professor Accounting, Auditing & Income Tax University of Namibia, Windhoek (Namibia) (November 2010 - December 2013) and Visiting Professor, School of Post Graduate Studies Kigali University Kigali (Rwanda) (January - March 2017).

Conferred Outstanding Researcher Awarded by Indian Accounting Research Foundation in 2016.

Visits on invitation to universities in India and abroad for guest lectures and seminars. Areas of specialisation are Research Methods, Accounting and Finance.

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AuthorK.R. Sharma
Original PriceINR 695
Publication Year2019
PublisherAtlantic Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd
SubjectWriting/Research Methods
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