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Oxford University Press - Online Resource Centres

Bryman & Bell: Business Research Methods International 4e

Chapter 1: Web links

The Association of Business Schools

This is a link to the homepage for The Association of Business Schools (ABS) who are a representative body for the UK?s leading higher education business institutions. There is a really useful Academic Journal Quality Guide, a system which ranks the quality of published journals based on the frequency that they are cited by other researchers. The ABS also contains a handy directory of schools and courses associated with business and management in the UK.


Marxism is an example of a grand theory and this review, written by Frank Elwell of Rogers State University, summarizes the key elements of Marx's argument. It also includes a section on Marx 'In His Own Words' as well as links to other sites of interest to those using Marxist ideas in their research strategy.

Hypothetico-Deductive theory

This page is part of the 'sociology central' web site maintained by Chris Livesey. It gives a brief overview of the hypothetico-deductive theory which is the basis for many deductive studies carried out within business research. Follow the link on the page for more detailed information.