<ul><li>Methods of Research </li></ul><ul><li>Semester 2 2011/2012 </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in International Business & Emerg...
Week 1: The Research Process <ul><li>Intro/Housekeeping 5mins </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial Structure/Tutor Profile 5mins </l...
Elric Honoré  ESRC/CGAP 1+3 Studentship  2 nd  Year PhD in Management - Organisation Studies Research Assistant / Teaching...
(initial)
Week 1: The Research Process <ul><li>As an ‘ideal’ rational process </li></ul><ul><li>As a real process </li></ul><ul><li>...
Case Study 1: Media Climate Change Reporting and Environmental Disclosure Patterns in the low-cost 21 st C airline industr...
Group Feedback / Discussion  (because collective intelligence matters) <ul><ul><li>Q: Why relate to a theory base?When to ...
Case Study 1: Further useful (imho) considerations <ul><li>‘ Turning a job into a research project’ </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
<ul><li>Next week: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Case Study 2  ahead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do  contribute  and  question...
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Methods of research Week 1 tutorial - elric honore 2012

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  1. 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. 2. Week 1: The Research Process <ul><li>Intro/Housekeeping 5mins </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial Structure/Tutor Profile 5mins </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Q&A ~5mins </li></ul><ul><li>Week 1 / Case Study 1 30mins </li></ul><ul><li>Group Feedback / Discussion ~15mins </li></ul><ul><li>Total 60 mins </li></ul>
  3. 3. Elric Honoré ESRC/CGAP 1+3 Studentship 2 nd Year PhD in Management - Organisation Studies Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant 1 st Supervisor: Pr Stephen Osborne / 2 nd Supervisor: Dr Neil Pollock Email: [email_address] Doctoral Research Topic: Virtual Institutions of Philanthropy A study of how crowd and individual decision models of philanthropy fare in the 'off-line' and 'on-line' social worlds, and how this affects the management of their intermediary organisations. Research Interests : Philanthropy, Community Development, Volunteering, Complimentary Currencies, E-Governance, Multidisciplinary Research, Web 2.0, Actor-Network-Theory, Situational Analysis. Researcher Networks: Doctoral Society UEBS, SHARE Research Staff Association / CHSS, UKRSA and Vitae Scotland & NI. Publications: Honore, V.E. (2012) ‘The impact of Information Communication Technologies on Philanthropy'. CGAP Position Paper Series. Honore, V.E. (2011) 'Supporting Voluntary Action: Contrasting the Timebanks' and Volunteer Centres' Approaches' . SCVO Evidence Library. Osborne, P., Honore, V.E., Bond, S. and Dutton, M. (2011) 'The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study' .
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  5. 5. Week 1: The Research Process <ul><li>As an ‘ideal’ rational process </li></ul><ul><li>As a real process </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of Management Research </li></ul><ul><li>Successful (student) research </li></ul><ul><li>Theory & Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative vs Quantitative </li></ul>
  6. 6. Case Study 1: Media Climate Change Reporting and Environmental Disclosure Patterns in the low-cost 21 st C airline industry <ul><ul><li>Why relate to a theory base? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When to identify the theory framework (ideally) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why only low-cost airlines? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What about cross-sector analysis? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why not use interviews? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What ethical issues this would raise? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Group Feedback / Discussion (because collective intelligence matters) <ul><ul><li>Q: Why relate to a theory base?When to identify the theory framework (ideally) A: ASAP, i.e. do actually read in-depth the qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods course-recommended texts as it will save time at the ‘doing’ stage of research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q: Why only low-cost airlines? What about cross-sector analysis? A: restricting the scope of the research increased its robustness and prevents the researcher from making unsubstantiated claims. While x-sector would ‘great’ , this was actually achievable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q: Why not use interviews? What ethical issues this would raise? A: the data ‘was just there’; no need to create a new sets. Also interview have repercussions (business relations, political, public reputation etc) which the researcher might not have intend but still contributed to. To avoid for obvious reasons. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Case Study 1: Further useful (imho) considerations <ul><li>‘ Turning a job into a research project’ </li></ul><ul><li>The effect of guest lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguishing access and the research topic </li></ul><ul><li>Narrowing the focus </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines, deadlines </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Next week: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Case Study 2 ahead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do contribute and question during tutorials > more Q&As = better learning from tutorials > more time will be allocated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials WebCT hopefully will be updated, meanwhile: > http://www.slideshare.net/elrichonore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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