Research Methodology and Strategy – Theory and Practice

Autor PXW Zou
en Limba Engleză Hardback – sep 2023
Provides comprehensive coverage of the entire research process, ideal for advanced students and professionals Research Methodology and Strategy: Theory and Practice is designed to help advanced students understand the research process and equip them with the skills required to successfully execute their projects. In-depth chapters describe the general research processes, different research paradigms and their application domains, the role of criticism, and more. Written by authors with decades of research experience, this authoritative textbook addresses the skills needed by all active researchers, including mixed method research design and development, data- and technology-driven research methodologies, writing and publishing research outcomes, strengthening research-practice nexus and strategies for improving research impact and citations. * Provides a solid understanding of interdisciplinary research and analytical methods * Offers clear guidance on the application of data-driven and technology-enabled research methods * Covers qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research methodologies * Discusses different case study research methods and practices * Describes methods drawn from business, management, economics, and social sciences research * Provides strategies for thesis and journal article writing and publishing * Provides theoretical frameworks and examples for research-practice nexus and improving research impacts Research Methodology and Strategy: Theory and Practice is an invaluable textbook for senior undergraduate, masters, and PhD research students, academic and scientific researchers, and industry professionals who perform research in the course of their work.
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ISBN-13: 9781394190225
ISBN-10: 1394190220
Pagini: 256
Dimensiuni: 176 x 253 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.61 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării:Chichester, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Patrick X.W. Zou is Chang'an Scholar Distinguished Professor at Chang'an University, Xi'an, China. He obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia and previously taught and conducted research at several Universities in Australia, for more than 20 years. He had also held visiting appointments at several universities. His research, teaching and consultancy has focused on research methodologies, safety management, risk management and energy saving of critical infrastructure engineering. He has won more than 10 awards for excellence in research, teaching and service. Xiaoxiao Xu is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China. His research interests include complex system modeling and simulation, building energy, and risk management.


Foreword by Andrew Dainty vii Foreword by Chimay J. Anumba ix Foreword by Lieyun Ding xi Foreword by Dongping Fang xiii Acknowledgements xv 1 Fundamentals of Research 1 2 Qualitative Research 19 3 Quantitative Research 37 4 Mixed Methods Research 85 5 Case Study Research 97 6 Technology-Enabled Experimental Research 117 7 Data-Driven Research 129 8 The Fifth Research Paradigm: Hybrid Natural-Social Sciences Methods Research 151 9 Journal Article Writing and Publishing 161 10 Thesis Writing 187 11 Research-Practice Nexus and Knowledge Coproduction 199 12 Managing the Researching-Writing-Publishing Journey 211 13 Improving Impact and Citation of Research Outcomes 225 14 Concluding Remarks and the Ways Forward 235 Index 237