Preface Chapter One: Introduction and Overview Chapter Two: Developing the Research Idea Chapter Three: Theory, Literature and Hypotheses Chapter Four: Research Ethics in Accounting Chapter Five: Data Collection Chapter Six: Quantitative Data Analysis Chapter Seven: Qualitative Data Analysis Chapter Eight: Experimental Research Chapter Nine: Survey Research Chapter Ten: Qualitative Methods Chapter Eleven: Archival Research Chapter Twelve: Supervision and Examination Processes Chapter Thirteen: Turning Research Into Publications Appendix 1: Journal Rankings (AJG-2018) Appendix 2: Sample Paper References
Professor Malcolm Smith Malcolm has held professorial positions in accounting at universities in both UK and Australia. He is now Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the University of South Australia. Malcolm's research output includes 16 books, 13 book chapters and over 180 journal articles, but he is best known for his publications in two areas: * Financial communication: concerned with the analysis and interpretation of corporate narratives, and * Strategic management accounting: concerned with the diffusion of accounting innovations. Malcolm has received numerous awards for teaching and supervision, and has supervised over 20 doctoral candidates to completion.