Research methodology in Business administration

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Research methodology in Business
administration
Information search
Magnus Olsson, Umeå University Library
[email protected]
Phone: 786 91 81
Web page: http://www.ub.umu.se/tjanste/maol/
Research methodology in Business
administration
Expected learning outcomes
• search, evaluate and use different types of information on a basic
level
Today you´re going to learn more
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Evaluation of information sources
Scholarly articles and journals
Search strategy and search tools
Databases
Internet sources
Evaluation of information sources – a
few guidelines
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Author and Publisher
Tendency
Purpose and audience
Recency
Edition
References
Further reading…
• http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm
Scholarly articles often have this
structure…
• Introduction
• Methods och materials
• Results
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• Discussion
Search strategy
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What words should I use when searching?
What database/s should I use?
How do I expand my search?
How do I limit my search?
How do I search using subject words?
Subject words
• Keywords, Thesaurus, Descriptors, A-Z, Index
• ”Tags”
Databases (articles)
• Business Source Premier
• Emerald (mainly management)
• Web of Science
Access to databases, e-books and e-journals off-campus
• http://www.ub.umu.se/eng_infosok/eng_hemifr.htm
Internet sources
• http://www.europages.com/ (directory of companies/products)
• http://www.euromonitor.com/ (business intelligence on
industries, countries and consumers)
• http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/index_en.htm (EU DG Enterprise
and Industry's website), statistics, news
• http://www.scb.se/default____2154.aspx (swedish business
statistics)
• http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/ho
me/ (EU and candidate countries)
For internet sources in your reference
list include the following information
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Name of author, organization, corporation or authority
Year when information was updated (if available)
Name of web page or document
Title of web site
Complete URL (http://….), and
Date when you retrieved the information
Example: IMF (2010), Statement by an IMF Mission to
Nicaragua,
http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2010/pr1084.htm (201003-12)
How do I write references?
• http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm?harvard_id_r
emove=8#8 (Harvard)
Subject librarians
• [email protected][email protected]
More information at:
www.ub.umu.se

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