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Asserting that the qualitative research paradigm is entrenched in the social sciences as a discipline in its own right, this book brings together finance and qualitative research to encourage researchers to expand their respective bodies of knowledge. In doing so, it promotes a synergy of insights through the mixing of perspectives. Providing a comprehensive guide for finance researchers on how to produce impactful qualitative research, this book is a vital resource for teaching as well as one’s own research.

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Why and How We Could Do Better

This informative book reveals the pervasive nature of large inaccuracies in economic statistics. Drawing on numerous real-world examples including case studies from advanced and developing countries, Peter van Bergeijk presents profound insights into how downplaying these errors undermines the scientific rigour of economic analysis and outlines how to manage uncertainty in economic analysis moving forward.

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Embark on a riveting journey through the study of social complexity with The Atlas of Social Complexity. Over three decades of scientific exploration unfold, unravelling the enigmatic threads that compose the fabric of society. From the dance of bacteria, to human-machine interactions, to the ever-shifting dynamics of power in social networks, this Atlas maps the evolution of our understanding of social complexity.

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Covering a vast array of disciplines, this prescient Encyclopedia analyzes the many roles that applied ethics plays in the social sciences. Entries scrutinize the various manifestations of ethics across a range of disciplines and subdisciplines such as animal studies, criminology, and global health.

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Perceived Benefits versus Unintended Consequences, Second Edition

In this thoroughly revised second edition of Publish or Perish, Imad A. Moosa extends and develops his analysis of the continual pressure to publish research which plagues the academic sphere. Perceptive and provocative, the book identifies the duress placed upon academics to either publish their work regularly or face the negative consequences, ranging from a lack of promotion to redundancy.

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A collective project arising from a dynamic configuration of research concerned with systematic, critical and reflexive inquiry into the normative frames, institutional workings and lived realities of research, this dexterously-crafted Handbook acts as a working guide to the rapidly-evolving interdisciplinary field of meta-research. Bringing together cutting-edge multidisciplinary scholarship, it expertly outlines key domains including the public value, policy and governance of research, knowledge dynamics, and research cultures and careers. This title contains one or more Open Access chapters.

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This comprehensive Handbook illustrates the wide range of approaches to teaching and learning social research methods in the classroom, online, in the field and in informal contexts. Bringing together contributors from varied disciplines and nations, it represents a landmark in the development of pedagogical culture for social research methods.

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This state-of-the-art Handbook provides an overview of the role of big data analytics in various areas of business and commerce, including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, fashion retailing, information systems, and social media. It provides innovative ways of overcoming the challenges of big data research and proposes new directions for further research using descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.

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Bruno Jossa expertly illustrates that the creation of a system of cooperative firms is tantamount to a revolution giving rise to a new production mode capable of reversing the existing relationship between capital and labour. The book also demonstrates a revolution enacted by peaceful and democratic means in order for worker-managed organisations to outnumber capitalistic ones.

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An Interdisciplinary Approach
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This comprehensive Handbook addresses a wide variety of methodological approaches adopted and developed by behavioural economists, exploring the implications of such innovations for analysis and policy.

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