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Chapter 2 Formulating a Research Project

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3243

ISBN: 978-1-910158-88-3

Published: September 2016

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Published in: Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3090


This chapter provided critical insights into how research ideas in Accounting and Finance could be formulated. We begin the chapter by considering where to generate research ideas and it was followed by how to critically contextualise the research ideas within prior literature to establish the gaps in research. Furthermore, this chapter addressed how the research ideas should contribute to the partially or already established conversation in the Accounting and Finance discipline by illustrating how it should be conducted to address the gaps in prior research, thereby creating a research space for the ideas formulated. Finally, this chapter addressed how the research ideas should fit together through a well-structured research proposal to enable potential researchers to conceptualised and understand what they are expected to do for their dissertation.

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Denedo, MacLaren & Hill, 2016

Denedo, M., MacLaren, A. & Hill, E. (2016) "Chapter 2 Formulating a Research Project" In: Paterson, A., Leung, D., Jackson, W.(., MacIntosh, R. & O'Gorman, K.D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3243


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