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Methods of research   week 2 tutorial - elric honore 2012
Methods of research   week 2 tutorial - elric honore 2012
Methods of research   week 2 tutorial - elric honore 2012
Methods of research   week 2 tutorial - elric honore 2012
Methods of research   week 2 tutorial - elric honore 2012
Methods of research   week 2 tutorial - elric honore 2012
Methods of research   week 2 tutorial - elric honore 2012
Methods of research   week 2 tutorial - elric honore 2012
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  1. <ul><li>Methods of Research </li></ul><ul><li>Semester 2 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in International Business & Emerging Markets </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in Management </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials / Group Discussion Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor: Elric Honore – [email_address] </li></ul>
  2. Week 2: The Research Question <ul><li>Introduction / Housekeeping ~5 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A, Resource Requests ~5 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Week 2 / Case Study 2 25 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Group Feedback / Discussion 15 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Total 55 mins End of session 1-2-1 QA: ~5 mins </li></ul>
  3. Q&A <ul><li>Group / Learning relevant: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from previous week (the research process) case studies, reading, lectures, reading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practical / Logistics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>assessment, attendance, auditing, timetabling, WebCT links & materials </li></ul></ul>
  4. Week 1Resources Requests <ul><li>Academic writing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eWriting (generic) http://www.ewriting.org.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Development Centre (see section on Theses & Dissertation ): http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wdc/learning/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>( Research ) Project/Self-Management : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers/1220/Managing-your-research-project.html </li></ul></ul>
  5. <ul><li>In a nutshell: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic/ Discipline / Literature Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify Scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm (or blue-sky-thinking ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify emerging themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulate the question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate feasibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>get to it! </li></ul></ul></ul>Week 2: The Research Question
  6. Case Study 2: C omplexity theory and Emergent change <ul><ul><li>Why do a critical literature review? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How would you do ‘critical analysis’? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does ‘balanced’ mean in this situation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How would you deal with your own ‘researcher bias’? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to be both critical and balanced ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*i.e How to prepare your research question ? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. Group Feedback / Discussion (because collective intelligence matters) <ul><ul><li>Q: Why do a critical literature review? How would you do ‘critical analysis’? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A: ‘sides’ of the argument, verification, contrast, developing focus, increasing credibility, engage with different viewpoints, not just descriptive, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q: What does ‘balanced’ mean in this situation? How would you deal with your own ‘researcher bias’? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A: polemic / criticality, over-identification, evaluation, synthesis, map the different positions, the reason vs emotion, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q: How to be both critical and balanced ?*i.e How to prepare your research question ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A: ‘balanced in a critical way’, pro/cons -> evaluation, verification, peer review, avoiding vagueness / know your position, </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. Further useful resources: (for in-depth learning only) <ul><li>Understanding the meta-structure of a literature reviews: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Randolph, J.J. (2009) ‘A Guide to Writing the Dissertation Literature Review’ Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, Vol 14, No 13 Page 2. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooper, H.M. (1988) ‘Organizing Knowledge Synthesis: A Taxonomy of Literature Reviews’. Knowledge in Society , 1, p. 109. Springer Science & Business Media. </li></ul></ul>
  9. <ul><li>Next week: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Case Study 3 ahead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do contribute and question during tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebCT hopefully will be updated, meanwhile: > http://www.slideshare.net/elrichonore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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