Starting Your Business Research

Starting Your Business Research

Being an MBA student is hard. There’s never enough time to read a quarter of the suggested materials; the accounting assignment is always last-minute and doesn’t balance; corporate finance is always confusing, and half your classmates appear to have interviews with management consulting firms. On top of all that, at some point during your study,…

Deductive versus Inductive Paradigms

Deductive versus Inductive Paradigms

Deductive versus Inductive Paradigms Deductive research produces specific conclusions from general principles; inductive research constructs and/or explores general propositions from specific observations. These two contrasting views represent different ways you can conduct your research. If you undertake deductive research you will form hypotheses based on existing knowledge on your chosen subject. The subsequent research you conduct should…

Epistemology

Epistemology

Epistemology An epistemology is a belief system based on how people think about facts. If you took a straw poll in any lecture theatre about what people count as facts, the answers would be very different. Some would say statistics are factual. Others might say direct quotes from individuals are more reliable. Both are examples…