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Teaching & Research Forum / Find out journal impact factor
« on: November 28, 2016, 03:35:41 PM »
Find out journal impact factor in this link

Teaching & Research Forum / Black listed Journal list
« on: November 28, 2016, 03:34:44 PM »
Black listed journal list By Jeffery Beall

Football / 19 best of Zlatan Ibrahimovic quotes
« on: November 27, 2016, 09:53:07 PM »
1. “I was like, 'No way, Zlatan doesn't do auditions'. "I thought 'You either know me or you don't and if you don't know me you can't really want me'.”

On the – apparently humiliating – prospect of a trial with Arsenal in 2000.

2. “One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch so it is not worthwhile to wait for the World Cup.”

A parting shot after the dream of captaining Sweden at a World Cup died at the hands of Portugal in a play-off three years ago.

3. "Only God knows... You’re talking to him now"

Before that tie, a reporter had asked Ibrahimovic what the outcome would be. Based on this, you’d have expected him to craft a more palatable ending.

4. “I don't think that you can score as spectacular a goal as those of Zlatan in a video game - even though these games are very realistic these days."

FIFA 16 and others are no match for Ibrahimovic.

5. “What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”

The players’ relative merits may not cause too much debate, but when Ibrahimovic heard Norway’s John Carew question the need for his tricks and flicks in 2002 the riposte was short and sharp.

6. “At Barca, players were banned from driving their sports cars to training. I thought this was ridiculous – it was no one’s business what car I drive – so in April, before a match with Almeria, I drove my Ferrari Enzo to work. It caused a scene.”

Zlatan has only ever been one to make an entrance.

7. “I can play in the 11 positions because a good player can play anywhere.”

Potentially good news for Jose Mourinho if an injury crisis takes hold at Old Trafford.

8. “First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.”

9. “I didn’t injure you on purpose, and you know that. If you accuse me again I’ll break both your legs, and that time it will be on purpose.”

A spat with Rafael van der Vaart, who was then his team captain at Ajax, during a friendly between Sweden and Holland (Van der Vaart had injured ankle ligaments and apparently blamed a challenge with Ibrahimovic).

10. “Mido picked up a pair of scissors and flung them at me. It was completely nuts. The scissors whizzed past my head, straight into the concrete wall and made a crack in it. I went over and gave him a smack, but 10 minutes later we left with our arms around each other. Much later I discovered our team manager had kept those scissors as a souvenir, to show his kids.”

On another run-in with a team-mate, this time Mido – and what it was worth to his coach.

11. “Then Guardiola started his philosopher thing. I was barely listening. Why would I? It was advanced bullshit about blood, sweat and tears, that kind of stuff.”

Why Ibrahimovic was never likely to be joining the blue half of Manchester this summer.

12. “Guardiola was staring at me and I lost it. I thought 'there is my enemy, scratching his bald head!'. I yelled to him: 'You have no balls!' and probably worse things than that.”

13. ‘It was a joke,’ I explained. “The cops laughed, but a photographer appeared and snapped a photo. Idiot that I was, I put on a huge grin. You can imagine what happened next.”

On defusing a situation whereby he and some friends had pretended to be police stopping a sex worker and a possible client in Malmo.

14. “People trashtalk me. I’ve heard so much s**t over the years: ‘F****** gypsy’, stuff about my mum – all that stuff. I retaliate with my body, not with words.”

What happens when you go too far with Manchester United’s new signing.

15. “An injured Zlatan is a properly serious thing for any team.”

After being struck down with a calf problem during his time at Barcelona.

16. “I'm not used to winning nothing – it's the first time it's happened to me. I'm disappointed. It's a failure.”

After failing to win Serie A with Milan – the first time he had not taken a league title in eight years, in fairness to him – in 2012.
17. "We are looking for an apartment; if we do not find anything, then we will just buy a hotel."

On setting down – extremely lavish, if necessary – roots in Paris.

18. “I came like a hero, left like a legend.”

And his modest take on departing the French capital.

19. “Give them a bicycle with my autograph and that will be enough.”

Not the smartest suggestion for how to remunerate female footballers.

Source: Internet

This Book is written by Anol Bhattacherjee,  University of South Florida. Very good book for social science research.

Please click the link to download

Teaching & Research Forum / Marketing Research Glossary
« on: November 26, 2016, 06:13:37 PM »
Please see the link for the glossary of marketing research

the list is attached

Software Engineering / Requirement Engineering: Card Sorting
« on: August 10, 2016, 02:05:46 PM »
Excellent technique to collect and sort different software requirements.

Absorptive capacity theory
Actor network theory
Accountability theory (NEW entry!)
Adaptive structuration theory
Administrative behavior, theory of
Agency theory
Argumentation theory
Behavioral decision theory
Belief Action Outcome Framework
Boundary object theory
Chaos theory
Cognitive dissonance theory
Cognitive fit theory
Cognitive load theory
Competitive strategy (Porter)
Complexity theory
Contingency theory
Critical realism theory
Critical social theory
Critical success factors, theory of
Customer based Discrepancy Theory
Customer Focus Theory
Deferred action, theory of
Delone and McLean IS success model
Design Theory
Diffusion of innovations theory
Dynamic capabilities
Elaboration likelihood model
Embodied social presence theory
Equity theory
Evolutionary theory
Expectation confirmation theory
Feminism theory
Fit-Viability theory
Flow theory
Game theory
Garbage can theory
General systems theory
General deterrence theory
Hedonic-motivation system adoption model (HMSAM) (NEW Entry!)
Illusion of control
Impression management, theory of
Information processing theory
Institutional theory
International information systems theory
Keller's Motivational Model
Knowledge-based theory of the firm
Language action perspective
Information asymmetry theory (lemon market)
Management fashion theory
Media richness theory
Media synchronicity theory
Modal aspects, theory of
Multi-attribute utility theory
Multi-motive information systems continuance model (MISC)
Organizational culture theory
Organizational information processing theory
Organizational knowledge creation
Organizational learning theory
Portfolio theory
Process virtualization theory
Prospect theory
Protection motivation theory (NEW entry!)
Punctuated equilibrium theory
Real options theory
Resource-based view of the firm
Resource dependency theory
Selective organizational information privacy and security violations model (SOIPSVM)
Self-efficacy theory
Signaling theory
Social capital theory
Social cognitive theory
Social exchange theory
Social learning theory
Social network theory
Social shaping of technology
Socio-technical theory
Soft systems theory
Stakeholder theory
Structuration theory
Task closure theory
Task-technology fit
Technological frames of reference
Technology acceptance model
Technology dominance, theory of
Technology-organization-environment framework
Theory of collective action
Theory of planned behavior
Theory of reasoned action
Theory of slack resources
Transaction cost economics
Transactive memory theory
Unified theory of acceptance and use of technology
Usage control model
Work systems theory
Yield shift theory of satisfaction
For deatils please visit

Teaching & Research Forum / Management and Organization Theories
« on: August 10, 2016, 01:11:30 PM »
Very good book for management research. List of Management and Organization theories.
1    Absorptive Capacity Theory    17
2    Actor-Network Theory    25
3    Agency Theory    33
4    Agenda Setting Theory    41
5    Attachment Theory    49
6    Attribution Theory    57
7    Balance Theory    65
8    Control Theory    73
9    Diffusion of Innovations Theory    81
10    Dynamic Capabilities Theory    89
11    Efficient Market Theory    97
12    Ethical Theory    105
13    Field Theory    113
14    Game Theory    121
15    Goal Setting Theory    129
16    Image Theory    137
17    Institutional Theory    145
18    Knowledge-Based Theory    153
19    Media Richness Theory    161
20    Mental Models Theory    169
21    Organizational Ecology Theory    177
22    Organizational Justice Theory    185
23    Planned Behavior Theory    193
24    Prospect Theory    201
25    Psychological Contract Theory    209

26    Resource-Based Theory    217
27    Role Theory    225
28    Self-Determination Theory    233
29    Sensemaking Theory    241
30    Social Capital Theory    249
31    Social Cognitive Theory    257
32    Social Comparison Theory    265
33    Social Exchange Theory    273
34    Social Facilitation Theory    281
35    Social Identity Theory    289
36    Social Network Theory    297
37    Stakeholder Theory    305
38    Structural Contingency Theory    313
39    Structuration Theory    321
40    Transaction Cost Theory    329

Teaching & Research Forum / Survey Sampling techniques
« on: August 10, 2016, 12:48:55 PM »
Random sampling is the purest form of probability sampling. Each member of the population has an equal and known chance of being selected. When there are very large populations, it is often difficult or impossible to identify every member of the population, so the pool of available subjects becomes biased.

Systematic sampling is often used instead of random sampling. It is also called an Nth name selection technique. After the required sample size has been calculated, every Nth record is selected from a list of population members. As long as the list does not contain any hidden order, this sampling method is as good as the random sampling method. Its only advantage over the random sampling technique is simplicity. Systematic sampling is frequently used to select a specified number of records from a computer file.

Stratified sampling is commonly used probability method that is superior to random sampling because it reduces sampling error. A stratum is a subset of the population that share at least one common characteristic. Examples of stratums might be males and females, or managers and non-managers. The researcher first identifies the relevant stratums and their actual representation in the population. Random sampling is then used to select a sufficient number of subjects from each stratum. "Sufficient" refers to a sample size large enough for us to be reasonably confident that the stratum represents the population. Stratified sampling is often used when one or more of the stratums in the population have a low incidence relative to the other stratums.

Convenience sampling is used in exploratory research where the researcher is interested in getting an inexpensive approximation of the truth. As the name implies, the sample is selected because they are convenient. This nonprobability method is often used during preliminary research efforts to get a gross estimate of the results, without incurring the cost or time required to select a random sample.

Judgment sampling is a common nonprobability method. The researcher selects the sample based on judgment. This is usually and extension of convenience sampling. For example, a researcher may decide to draw the entire sample from one "representative" city, even though the population includes all cities. When using this method, the researcher must be confident that the chosen sample is truly representative of the entire population.

Quota sampling is the nonprobability equivalent of stratified sampling. Like stratified sampling, the researcher first identifies the stratums and their proportions as they are represented in the population. Then convenience or judgment sampling is used to select the required number of subjects from each stratum. This differs from stratified sampling, where the stratums are filled by random sampling.

Snowball sampling is a special nonprobability method used when the desired sample characteristic is rare. It may be extremely difficult or cost prohibitive to locate respondents in these situations. Snowball sampling relies on referrals from initial subjects to generate additional subjects. While this technique can dramatically lower search costs, it comes at the expense of introducing bias because the technique itself reduces the likelihood that the sample will represent a good cross section from the population.


For Probability sampling you can follow this formula,

For non-probability or Convenience sampling (population unknown) you can use G* power calculator.

List of Journals for Arts and Humanities Citation Index 2015 (AHCI)

List of journals for social science citation indexed

List of journals indexed in Science Indexed

Football / C. Ronaldo in Research
« on: February 06, 2015, 01:42:07 PM »
Sociology Professor from University of British Columbia(Canada), Luis Aguiar, is taking a unique approach to studying global citizenship by focusing the subject-matter of his fourth-year course on an analysis of football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Video link :

Teaching & Research Forum / Mixed Method Research: Dr. John W. Creswell
« on: December 14, 2014, 11:52:19 AM »
This video explains the steps of sequential mixed method research

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