June 24, 2018
Academics consider the ability to identify, apply and justify research methods should come naturally. Yet many doctoral students appear to struggle, even though we do it albeit in a different mode in our daily work lives. Often the methods appear to be known to us even before we manage to articulate the research problem. This thinking creates a crucial point in time where things could go wrong. This is because the chosen research method/s would normally be derived from and historically applied in the traditions from the field of study.
It is only where none of these methods are deemed to be appropriate to addressing the research problem, that another method might be selected. It may be for clear reasons that we need to investigate the problem in ways that have not been utilized in prior studies. While all of this appears to be quite easy and a straight forward undertaking on the surface, the struggles of doctoral students suggests that it is not.
To assist doctoral students in identifying and defending such research methods, the DoctorateHub are presenting an interactive webinar on How to Identify and Defend your Research Methods and Methodologies at 7pm UK (6pm GMT) on the 30th June 2018. Register here. Once registered, participants will be forwarded the webinar link to dial into. The presentation overview will be available at the Doctorate Hub in the days following the webinar.
The webinar will start with providing an overview on how to identify, apply and justify research methods. Participants will then be given the chance to “pitch” how they have been identifying, applying and justifying their research methods to receive custom feedback on the suitability of their approach.
Those interested in presenting and discussing their approach are invited to send in their pitch on one slide, highlighting how they Identified, applied and justified their research method/s, by Friday 29th June 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will start the webinar at 7pm UK (6pm GMT) time sharp, so please log in a few minutes before in readiness. See/talk to you all soon.