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Quantitative Data Analysis

A Companion for Accounting and Information Systems Research

Authors: Mertens, Willem, Pugliese, Amedeo, Recker, Jan

    • Offers a guide through the essential steps required in quantitative data analysis
    • Helps in choosing the right method before starting the data collection process
    • Presents statistics without the math!
    • Offers numerous examples from various diciplines in accounting and information systems
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About this Textbook

This book offers postgraduate and early career researchers in accounting and information systems a guide to choosing, executing and reporting appropriate data analysis methods to answer their research questions. It provides readers with a basic understanding of the steps that each method involves, and of the facets of the analysis that require special attention. Rather than presenting an exhaustive overview of the methods or explaining them in detail, the book serves as a starting point for developing data analysis skills: it provides hands-on guidelines for conducting the most common analyses and reporting results, and includes pointers to more extensive resources. Comprehensive yet succinct, the book is brief and written in a language that everyone can understand - from students to those employed by organizations wanting to study the context in which they work. It also serves as a refresher for researchers who have learned data analysis techniques previously but who need a reminder for the specific study they are involved in.

About the authors

Willem Mertens is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and a Research Fellow of Vlerick Business School, Belgium. His main research interests lie in the areas of innovation, positive deviance and organizational behavior in general.

Amedeo Pugliese (PhD, University of Naples, Federico II) is currently Associate Professor of Financial Accounting and Governance at the University of Padova and Colin Brain Research Fellow in Corporate Governance and Ethics at Queensland University of Technology. His research interests span across boards of directors and the role of financial information and corporate disclosure on capital markets. Specifically he is studying how information risk faced by board members and its effects on the decision-making quality and monitoring in the boardroom.

Jan Recker is Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow and tenured Full Professor of Information Systems at Queensland University of Technology. His research focuses on process-oriented systems analysis, Green Information Systems and IT-enabled innovation. He has written a textbook on scientific research in Information Systems that is used in many doctoral programs all over the world. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and Associate Editor for the MIS Quarterly.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mertens, Willem (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Comparing Differences Across Groups

    Mertens, Willem (et al.)

    Pages 7-19

  • Assessing (Innocuous) Relationships

    Mertens, Willem (et al.)

    Pages 21-36

  • Models with Latent Concepts and Multiple Relationships: Structural Equation Modeling

    Mertens, Willem (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • Nested Data and Multilevel Models: Hierarchical Linear Modeling

    Mertens, Willem (et al.)

    Pages 61-72

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42700-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42699-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantitative Data Analysis
Book Subtitle
A Companion for Accounting and Information Systems Research
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42700-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42700-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42699-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 164
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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