Research methods generally follow this path but the order of steps is flexible:
This is the Library of Congress classification outline for the subjects of business and economics. For further information about sub headings, please see their web page at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/ which may also be helpful when considering a topic for a research paper.
Subclass H Social Sciences (General)
Subclass HA Statistics
Subclass HB Economic Theory. Demography
Subclass HC Economic History and Conditions
Subclass HD Industries. Land Use. Labor
Subclass HE Transportation and Communications
Subclass HF Commerce
Subclass HG Finance
Subclass HJ Public Finance
Sample of topics and search terms for the study of business from Library of Congress subject headings and sub headings are below. Also look at thesauri in databases.
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