Bryman & Bell: Business Research Methods 3e
Interviews with students
Six undergraduate and two postgraduate students have provided valuable input that
has informed our writing of the Student experience feature of Business Research Methods. We are extremely grateful to them for being willing to share their experiences. OUP would also like to express their gratitude to Emma Bell for conducting and filming the interviews with these students.
Video clips showing the students talking about their research projects are provided on this site. These clips are linked in to the ‘student experience’ boxes throughout the text.
All video material © Oxford University Press.
Click on the 'student experiences' link below to select an individual student and hear them talking about selected stages of doing their research project. Alternatively, click on one of the 'themed' links to hear various students talking about how they found this particular aspect of their project.
- Student experiences
- What is involved in a small-scale research project/dissertation?
- Start thinking about your research early
- Preliminary literature review/discussions to get research ideas
- Using your supervisor
- Managing time and resources
- What do I want to research exactly?
- Asking research questions
- Formulating a research proposal
- The research strategy
- The research design & using a case study design
- Ethical considerations in doing research
- Secondary data and online sources
- Access and sampling issues
- Data collection
- Analysis of results: quantitative and qualitative
- Writing up your research report
- The structure of a dissertation
- The literature review
- Discussion and conclusions