Sample Since the study was concerned with mobile banking , all individuals with a bank account or a cell phone potentially constituted the sampling frame. Given the challenges of drawing a random or other probabilistic sample, the snowballing technique was utilised. To target as many consumers as possible from a wide range of backgrounds and taste, the online questionnaire system, Survey Monkey, was used.
Researchers sent emails with the Survey Monkey link to 15 banking customers 10 in Gauteng, 3 in Limpopo, and 2 in Mpumalanga informing them of the study and the questionnaire. In turn these participants notified potential respondents on their email lists, and they consecutively forwarded the link to other banking customers. This process was repeated numerous times between August and October , in which respondents completed the questionnaire.
Of these questionnaires were fully completed and usable for analysis. Swann argues that the same is true for economics as a discipline. This book is a much-awaited sequel to Putting Econometrics in its Place which explored what other methods should be used, and why.
This book is about the best way of organising the economics discipline, to ensure that it pursues this wide variety of methods to maximum effect.
Notify me when product is available. David Colander has been writing about economic methodology for over 30 years, but he goes out of his way to emphasize that he does not see himself as a methodologist. His pragmatic methodology is applicable to what economists are doing and attempts to answer questions that all economists face as they go about their work.
The book closes with discussions of broader issues. Offering a thorough assessment of the recent developments in the economic literature on happiness and quality of life, this Handbook astutely considers both methods of estimation and policy application.
The expert contributors critically present in-depth research on a wide range of topics including culture and media, inequality, and the relational and emotional side of human life. Accessible and far-reaching, it will prove an invaluable resource for students and scholars of welfare and economics. Despite the important critiques of the mainstream offered by heterodox economics, the dominant method remains econometrics. This major new Handbook provides an invaluable introduction to a range of alternative research methods better suited for analysing the social data prominent in heterodox research projects, including survey, historical, ethnographic, experimental, and mixed approaches, together with factor, cluster, complex, and social network analytics.
Introductions to each method are complemented by descriptions of applications in practice. Transport economics and policy analysis is a field which has seen major advances in methodology in recent decades, covering issues such as estimating cost functions, modelling of demand, dealing with externalities, examining industry ownership and structure, pricing and investment decisions and measuring economic impacts.
Online enquiries and applications - maintenance: Increasingly, organisations undertake small-scale research projects, to find out about matters relating to the concerns of their organisation or to critically evaluate existing policies. Both commercial firms and government institutions rely upon research to inform their decisions, to test the effectiveness of existing policies, to predict the effects of intended future policies, to understand management processes and decisions and to gain insights into public preferences and opinions about public services.
Whether you are studying this module in order to carry out research in your professional role, to commission and project-manage research conducted by others or to complete a dissertation for your MSc qualification, your ability to appropriately and rigorously design, execute report, and evaluate research is essential. The range of research issues and research methods available for researchers to use is vast — too vast to be covered in one introductory module.
Therefore, this module concentrates on helping you develop a rigorous understanding of the key principles and practice of research that are needed to get a research project up and running. Reviewing the Literature and Making Methodological Choices.
research in accounting and ﬁnance, historically the methodological position adopted bythelargemajorityofactiveresearchersinthesedisciplineshasinclinedtowardsthe position exempliﬁed by the ﬁrst of our examples above.
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Research methods for finance This module introduces students to the underlying principles of research in modern finance, its process, philosophy, methods and methodology. It aims to develop competences in applying statistical and econometric techniques to problems in finance. An essential text for accounting and finance students undertaking research for the first time. It demystifies the research process by providing the novice researcher with a must-have guide through all of the stages of the research process, from identifying a research topic to the finished project.
International Journal of Accounting 52 () – Research Methods for Accounting and Finance is an essential text for accounting and finance students undertaking research for the first time. It demystifies the research process by providing the novice researcher with a must-have guide through all of the stages of the research process. Research is an ever-increasing vital feature of academic accounting and finance, but few researchers are ever offered guidance on the research process. Research Method & Methodology in Finance & Accounting is the only book of its kind as it focuses on academic rather than student research.5/5(1).