Doing Your Business Research Project

Welcome to the companion website for Doing Your Business Research Project by John Beech. This website offers a range of study materials for you to download, including templates and checklists from the book.


'This is the most student-friendly research methods book I have come across. Its strength lies in that it is rigorous and well-informed and it uses everyday accessible language to discuss the various aspects of research.'
Jan Harwell, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University

'It is very accessible and engaging. Difficult issues are introduced in an accessible way with a lot of concrete examples.'
Klaus Nielsen, Professor of Institutional Economics, Birkbeck, University of London

'I would recommend this valuable resource to any student who needs to undertake a business research project.'

Emanuel Gomes, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham Business School, The University of Birmingham

Feeling daunted by your business research project or dissertation?

Supervisor too busy to give you the level of support you need?

In this entertaining and interactive guide to doing your business research project, John Beech takes on the role of guide and mentor, leading you through the complete research process, from understanding the purpose of the research project to writing up your research.

  • Chapters contain workbook style activities and checklists which help you to develop your research skills at each stage and will form the basis of your research project. 
  • End-of-book exercises help you to hone your research skills and competences.
  • Definitions of key words make sense of the research jargon you will encounter.
  • Chapters are structured around the questions most commonly asked by students undertaking their research project, helping you to avoid common pitfalls.


Dr John Beech is an Honorary Research Fellow at Coventry University. He has twenty years experience of supervising and supporting students in writing undergraduate business projects, masters business dissertations, and doctoral theses.



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