Table of contents for Research methodology in applied economics : organizing, planning, and conducting economic research / Don Ethridge.


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Preface
I. Research Methodology Foundations
1. Introduction
Reasons to Study Methodology
Objectives and Focus of the Book
Assumptions about Readers
The Author's Perspective and Views
Organization of the Book
Summary
Recommended Reading
Notes
2. Research and Methodology
Research Defined and Described
Classifications of Research
Basic vs. Applied Research
Disciplinary, Subject-Matter, and Problem-
Solving Research
Analytical vs. Descriptive Research
Methodology Defined and Described
The Process of Research
Creativity in the Research Process
Summary
Recommended Reading
Suggested Exercises
Notes
3. Methodological Concepts and Perspectives
Science
Economics as Art and Science
Knowledge
	Positivistic vs. Normativistic Knowledge
	Private vs. Public Knowledge
Ways We Obtain Knowledge
Reliability of (Public) Knowledge
Logical Fallacies
Tests for Reliability
Role of Personal Objectivity
Scientific Prediction
Summary
Recommended Reading
Suggested Exercises
Notes
4. Philosophical Foundations
Positivism
Normativism
Pragmatism
How the Philosophies Blend
Empiricism in Research Methodology
The Scientific Approach
Deduction and Induction in the Scientific
Approach
Summary
Recommended Reading
Suggested Exercises
Notes
II. The Research Project Design
5. Planning the Research
The Research Project Proposal
Elements of the Research Proposal
Evaluating Research Proposals
Importance of Flexibility
Funding for Economic Research
Importance of Writing
Writing Guidelines and Tips
Summary
Recommended Reading
Suggested Exercises
Notes
6. The Research Problem and Objectives
Research vs. Decision Problems
The Research Problem Identification
Researchable Problem vs. Problematic Situation
The Problem Statement(s)
Use of Data
Objectives
Developing Problem and Objective Statements
Summary
Suggested Exercises
Notes
7. The Literature Review
Purposes of the Literature Review
The Literature Search Process
Search Aids
Key Words
Reading
Notes
Writing the Literature Review
Referencing
Summary
Recommended Reading
Suggested Exercises
Notes
8. The Conceptual Framework
Role of the Conceptual Framework
Source Material for the Conceptual
Framework: Theory
Hypotheses and Hypothesis Testing
Operational Suggestions
Summary
Suggested Exercises
Notes
9. Methods and Procedures
Purposes of Methods and Procedures
A Historical Perspective on Empirical Methods
Models in Economic Research
Types of Empirical Methods
The Descriptive Method
Statistical and Econometric Tools
Operations Research Tools
Data Considerations
		Secondary Data
		Primary Data
		Creative Solutions for Data Problems
Procedural Suggestions
Summary
Recommended Reading
Suggested Exercises
Notes
III. Closure of the Research Process
Chapter 10. Reporting the Research
Types of Reports
Components of the Research Report
Writing the Methods/Procedures and Findings
Writing the Conclusions
Publishing
Authorship
Summary
Recommended Reading
Suggested Exercises
Notes
Appendix A. Example of a Research Proposal for a
Government Agency
Appendix B. Example of a Master's Thesis Proposal
Appendix C. Example of a Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal
Appendix D. Guidelines for Critiquing Papers
Appendix E. Seeking Research Funding
References
Index 




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Economics Research, Economics Methodology