Helpful Books

The following books were extremely helpful and a wonderful resource for me during my time as a doctoral student and candidate.  

Success in life is asking the right person the right questions.

An Introduction to Systematic Reviews (2nd ed.)

Focused on actively using systematic review as method, An Introduction to Systematic Reviews provides clear, step-by-step advice on the logic and processes of systematic reviewing.

ISBN: 978-1473929432


Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide (1st ed.)

Such diverse thinkers as Lao-Tze, Confucius, and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have all pointed out that we need to be able to tell the difference between real and assumed knowledge. The systematic review is a scientific tool that can help with this difficult task. It can help, for example, with appraising, summarizing, and communicating the results and implications of otherwise unmanageable quantities of data

ISBN: 978-1405121101 


The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers

Johnny Saldaña’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data.

ISBN: 978-1529731743 


The Portable Dissertation Advisor 

This book gives doctoral students the tools they need to complete their dissertation from a distance. The nature and purpose of dissertations, the culture of academe, finding a topic, conducting a literature review, doing research - all these topics are covered with the needs of this particular cadre of students in mind. 

ISBN: 978-0761946960


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th Edition

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - The new 2020 copyright release of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition includes three different formats — spiral and tabbed, paperback, and hardcover, all of which are full-color. It is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields.

ISBN: 978-1433832161


Management and Organization Theory: A Jossey-Bass Reader (1st ed.)

Management and Organization Theory offers a summary and analysis of the 40 most popular, researched, and applied management and organization theories. This important resource includes key instruments used to measure variables in each theory and examines pertinent questions about the theory: strengths and weaknesses, practical applications, and the seminal articles published on each theory. 

ISBN: 978-1118008959 


Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

This bestselling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions; key elements of the research process; a review of the literature; an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. 

ISBN: 978-1506386706 


The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) 

With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level—from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government—learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique. 

ISBN: 978-0226239736


Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti

With over twenty years of experience using, developing, and teaching ATLAS.ti, Susanne Friese is the perfect data analysis tour guide. Aware of common challenges and sticking points, she eases readers from readying and organizing data into coding and querying it, providing not only tips on how to prepare for analysis, but also the tools and technical know-how needed to observe, examine, and discuss data. Placing quick software ‘skills training’ tutorials alongside different stages of the data analysis process, she gives readers the opportunity to integrate software training with their actual analysis.  

ISBN: 978-1526458926


Evidence-based Management: The basic principles 

Information that may be based on numbers or it may be qualitative or descriptive. Evidence may come from scientific research suggesting generally applicable facts about the world, people, or organizational practices. Evidence may also come from local organizational or business indicators, such as company metrics or observations of practice conditions. Even professional experience can be an important source of evidence, for example an entrepreneur’s past experience of setting up a variety of businesses should indicate the approach that is likely to be the most successful. 


Evidence-Based Management: How to Use Evidence to Make Better Organizational Decisions

Decisions in businesses and organizations are too often based on fads, fashions and the success stories of famous CEOs. At the same time, traditional models and new cutting-edge solutions often fail to deliver on what they promise. This situation leaves managers, business leaders, consultants and policymakers with a profound challenge: how can we stay away from trends and quick fixes, and instead use valid and reliable evidence to support the organization?

ISBN: 978-0749483746 


Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies (4th ed.)

Stunned by statistics? Exhausted by Excel? Relax! Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies, 4th Edition shows you how to use the world's most popular spreadsheet program to crunch numbers and interpret statistics―even if you've never taken a statistics or advanced math course. In no time, you'll learn to use Excel to create and translate statistics in everyday life, understand common statistical terms, and improve your classroom or professional skills. 

 ISBN: 978-1119271154 


Statistics For Dummies
(2nd ed.)

Stymied by statistics? No fear? this friendly guide offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show you how these concepts apply to your everyday life. 

Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry out a hypothesis test, compute statistical formulas, and more.

 ISBN: 978-1119293521 


A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management (1st ed.)

A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management is the first book of its kind that provides a comprehensive and clear picture about the value of a DBA program, its differences from the standard PhD program, and the way to prepare for a DBA thesis. I strongly recommend this book to all DBA program offices and advise all DBA students to take it as their reference guide on their thesis development. -- Wilson Tong

ISBN: 978-1446298336