July 07, 2018
On Saturday, 30th June 2018, the DoctorateHub presented an interactive webinar How to Identify and Defend Your Research Methods and Methodologies. The webinar provided an overview on how to identify, justify and apply research methods. Areas explored focused on where students struggle, particularly where DBA’s differ from PhDs and how to address this. Many students want to select a method before they know the research problem, existing studies of relevance, and undertaking a wider literature search. As methods and methodologies are an integral part of our thesis we need to understand that research methods should be derived from these, should be clearly articulated and objectively reproducible.
From identifying, we moved onto justifying where objective explanation and the challenging and constructive criticism of accepted research will optimise our learning. We then explored the application of research methods through a level of reverse engineering and onto presenting our research methods and methodologies within our thesis.
Participants were then given the opportunity to review the examples submitted prior to the webinar on how they identified, applied and justified their research methods with a customised feedback on the suitability of their approach. This provided learning for us all.
A selection of the presentation slides are here.
As always, we welcome your thoughts on topics that would be valuable to you or others going forward. The full slide deck is also available at the Peers4Progress class room, which provides you with a meeting place to support ongoing discussions, and collect and share resources. PLEASE NOTE: to access Peers4Progress, you will need to LOG-IN to the training space and then self-enroll at the Peers4Progress board. For newcomers to the training space: you can create an account free of charge – follow this link to create your account
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