Beginners Guide on Effective Research – Get Organised

ISBN Number : 978-93-5367-780-0

Student Price : Rs.325

Student Dollar Price : 13$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2019

No. Of Pages : 152

About The Book

The book is written in lucid language to provide useful and educational information to all aspiring Ph.D. or doctorate students in India or abroad, and discover the nuances and fundamentals of research study. It can be understood and consumed by all research students of any discipline. It is meant to be insightful and provides an overview of every aspect of research. It is written keeping in mind the journey of research originating from a simple thought or idea in your mind to its logical culmination of findings and contribution to a body of knowledge. The authors brainstormed for many months to ensure they use their knowledge, qualifications and experience to provide a product that is practical, relatable and is different from what is available in the market. It is the authors' earnest and purposeful attempt to motivate you in your journey of research. Once you read the book, you will be armed with the requisite knowledge to embark on your journey and implement what you have read in a systematic and disciplined manner. We recommend that readers write to the authors for clarifications where required with liberty. After all, this book has been written with readers’ interest kept in mind. You can also reach out to us to give us your invaluable feedback and comments.


Contents -

1. Introduction: Research – What? Why? How?
2. Research Proposal – How to Prepare it?
3. Introduction of Research Topic – Do's and Don'ts
4. Hypothesis/Hypotheses
5. Literature Review: Search – Analysis – Referencing
6. Choose Research Design – Ask Why and How?
7. Research Methods and Research Methodology
8. Data Collection – Analysis, Findings and Conclusion
9. Measurement, Rating and Scaling
10. Use of Statistical Tools – If So, When? Why?
11. Current Trends in Business and Management Research
12. Research – Some Ethical Issues
13. Nuances of Academic Writing
14. Viva Voce – How to do Self-evaluation
15. Final Sermon – Do's and Don'ts

About The Author

Dr. CA M. Ganeshan - He is a Chartered Accountant with decades of experience in India and abroad in the profession. He retired at the age of 55 after a successful career in senior positions within the Auditing and Corporate world in the Middle East. Post retirement, he did his doctorate at the age of 63 years on the topic of Rent seeking which is an uncommon and yet a path-breaking subject. It has been published as a reference book for universities.

From the beginning of his career, he has been an effective trainer in many personality development and soft skills subjects and is a respected public speaker. He was also a Professor in many management institutes and in Pune University. He has addressed many platforms and contributed research papers in many research-oriented conferences, won several times the best research paper award. He won numerous accolades in India and abroad. He continues to pursue his interests and hobbies such as writing poems, travelogues and letters to the editors and has written many books and contributes articles in print media.

He has widely travelled all over the globe. He likes social services and aims to be heavily engaged in serving humanity in the twilight of his life.

Dr. Y.S. Vaishampayan, he is a well-known professor in Pune. He has total teaching experience of 23 years till date, out of which eight years were with the Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune, Pune (India). Presently, he is working as Director of Janki Devi Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and Research, SNDT Womens University, Pune. An approved Ph.D. Guide for Savitribai Phule Pune University and Symbiosis International University. Under his guidance, 8 students have been awarded Doctoral Degree and 6 more are working for their Doctoral Degree. He is a prolific speaker and has given over 100 lectures, conducts sessions for faculty development and has vast experience in academic administration. He also has to his credit over 30 research papers presented in the various national/international seminars. Apart from academics, he has various talents too. He is an expert in Patanjali yoga shastra, expert Tabla player and interested in music, vedas and puranas, and has given demonstrations and lectures in various platforms.

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