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Research Methods

Advice, guidance and sources of further information about qualitative and quantitative methods for research, including a guide to datasets for management research.

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BIS detailed statements of compliance with the code of practice for official statistics

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A guide describes the ways in which BIS complies with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, covering service standards, complaints procedures, publication strategy, revisions, correction of errors, data protection, and data management.

Statement of compliance: pre-release access to official statistics order 2008

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A guide describes BIS policy on pre-release access to statistics for ministers and senior officials, which is designed to allow awareness at the time of publication but prevent any interference or manipulation.

Discovering the value in using Leximancer for complex qualitative data analysis

Advocates of qualitative research are often challenged to justify their choice.

The crisis in management scholarship: is design science a way out?

Management scholarship is currently facing a legitimacy crisis, constituted by the substantial gap between academia and management practice, the absence of new theories and ways of thinking about organizations, and the inconvenient truth that MBA graduates have played critical roles in the global financial and economic crisis.

Reckoning the future: identity-by-numbers

The building of effective collaborative relationships relies on, amongst other things, the airing of our individual ideas: sharing what we mean and considering together what we each individually mean.

International postgraduates’ research experiences: learning from a reflective case

 It is vital to learn from the research experience of international business and management postgraduates to improve the quality of education in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

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