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Chapter 5 Data and Case Study Research in Accounting and Finance

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3238

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 represents the first stage in the gathering of data for research projects and introduces some of the factors that influence the choice of data collection methods. Different areas of accounting and finance research have different traditions for conducting research, which will have a direct impact on the researcher’s choice of data collection method. The chapter then proceeds with case study approach to collecting data, an approach that utilises a wide range of data sources and techniques. The chapter discusses the strength, difficulties and practicalities of using that approach in a research project.

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  • Roza Sagitova, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Darren Jubb, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Anees Farrukh, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8116-4717
  • Angeliki Papachroni, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
  • Sean Lochrie, Heriot-Watt University (Author)

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Sagitova, Jubb, Farrukh, Papachroni & Lochrie, 2016

Sagitova, R., Jubb, D., Farrukh, A., Papachroni, A. & Lochrie, S. (2016) "Chapter 5 Data and Case Study Research in Accounting and Finance" In: Paterson, A., Leung, D., Jackson, W.(., MacIntosh, R. & O'Gorman, K.D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3238


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