ISBN 9789956552924
Pages 254
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2022
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Research Methods and Statistics for Cross-Cutting Research

Handbook for Multidisciplinary Research

by Ephraim Matanda, Munyaradzi Mawere

This book is on research methods and statistics for cross-cutting research. Framed from a multi-disciplinary perspective, the book presents and grapples with research methods and approaches used in research across disciplines. It magnifies the different contexts where research methods intersect and complement each other for effective data collection and analysis. Noting that most of the texts on research are field or subject specific regardless of the fact that most research methods and approaches today are complementary and overlapping, the book advances the argument that it is high time that researchers consider producing and using research texts that are multi-disciplinary and promote generative dialogue across fields.

The novelty and richness of the book lie in its attempt to offer nuanced research methods and statistics, all in one book, which can be used in different disciplines and situations. More importantly and without romanticising the potential of multi-disciplinary research, the book offers added insights and pointers on trends and evolutions in contemporary research. The book is an important addition to debates on contemporary research and multi-disciplinary discourses that have taken centre stage in recent years in many universities across the world. The book is handy to students and practitioners across fields.

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About the Authors

Ephraim Matanda

Ephraim Matanda holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Finance and Investment from the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe (NUST, 2008), a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ, 2003) and a Certificate in Education (Mathematics, Secondary, 1989) from Gweru Teachers' College. He is a senior lecturer in Banking and Finance in the School of Commerce at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), Masvingo, Zimbabwe. He has researched and published on banking, finance, financial management and strategies.

Munyaradzi Mawere

Munyaradzi Mawere is a Professor in the Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology; a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology; a second Master’s Degree in Philosophy; a third Master’s Degree in Development Studies; BA (Hons) Degree in Philosophy; Certificate in Tertiary and Higher Learning; Certificate in Information Technology; and a Certificate in Diplomacy, Negotiation and Bargaining. He is an author of more than 50 books and over 200 academic publications straddling the following areas: poverty and development studies, African philosophy, cultural philosophy, democracy, politics of food production, humanitarianism and civil society organisations, urban anthropology, existential anthropology, environmental anthropology, society and politics, religion, decoloniality and African studies.