June 20, 2019
From experience, there seems to be a common development path on how doctoral practitioners engage with literature. At the early stage we tend to mainly summarise, focusing on the author as the messenger rather than the message they are portraying, picking up conclusions rather than the process of reaching that conclusion. Our capabilities gradually develop into a critical and focused engagement with the literature.
The question then becomes, where are we at in our capability journey? Then, what training could we engage in to harness and learn greater critical analysis?
The DoctorateHub advised that this is quite easy to spot where our personal development stage is at. For example: ‘My organisation has a high fluctuation rate, and it seems that this is an issue caused by the leadership style (Brown, 2001)’. Dissecting this statement: it is very unlikely that Brown carried out research in this person’s organisation in 2001 that led to the finding that in 2019 the organisation will have a fluctuation rate due to some leadership issues. Instead, this example shows the student is speaking through the literature rather than engaging with the literature.
In the webinar being provided by DoctorateHub on Saturday, 29th June 2019, from 12noon GMT, on ‘Stop Speaking Through the Literature: Engaging in Critical Analytics’ we will be taking through the differences between speaking through the literature and engaging with the literature in critical analytics.
To register click here. Once registered, participants will be forwarded the webinar link to dial into.
To maximise the learning for participants, questions may be sent to the DoctorateHub to: firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be addressed during the webinar.
We will start at 12noon GMT (UK) time sharp, so please log in a few minutes before in readiness.
See/talk to you all soon.