Key aspects of studying management are to design and obtain support for carrying out an investigation, to find things out and then to demonstrate what has been found and why it is significant. This kind of work follows the ‘logic of enquiry’, or detective-work. Developing a research proposal and finding things out involves asking well-informed questions and designing literature-based and empirical investigations to answer them. Demonstrating what has been found out typically includes writing an account that will convince other people (as with your assignments, dissertation, thesis, or academic articles for publication). Expert researchers have learned the habit of following the logic of enquiry by applying their critical frame of mind. This resource is intended to help you to develop your habit of thinking like an expert.
- Mike Wallace
- David Denyer
This ‘training trainers’ project provided strategic assistance with building UK capacity for high quality management research, through the ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute for Management (AIM) Research. The project trained researchers in their secondary role: as teachers and supervisors of postgraduate and research students, and as mentors of their less experienced colleagues. On-line teaching materials were developed on the logic of enquiry that frames the research process and production of outputs. These materials, designed for postgraduate and doctoral students and with guidance for tutors, are now available on ReStore repository website.
The overwhelmingly positive response of participants to the workshops, coupled with reports from many on their application of ideas from previous workshops to their practice as trainers and also as researchers, indicated that AIM’s suite of RDI project activities has made a valuable contribution to building UK management research capacity.
- A series of six workshops covered different research methods training topics
- Four sets of three workshops and one stand-alone workshop addressed teaching systematic literature reviewing; teaching critical literature reviewing; and teaching the analysis of large datasets
- The literature reviewing workshops were dual-purpose, with a primary focus on training postgraduate and doctoral research students while also enabling participants to generate their own potentially publishable reviews
- Two sets of two workshops were organised on supervising students, and mentoring researchers. Participants were given extensive handouts and, where appropriate, a copy of key textbooks
- All workshops were positively evaluated by participants, most of whom attended more than one workshop within a series, with a minority attending more than one workshop series. In total, 603 participant-days of training were delivered through the workshops.
Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination (general) :: Writing Skills :: Conference Posters and Presentations :: E-learning :: Teaching and Supervising Skills :: Research Management and Application of Research (general) :: Ethics :: Research Policy ::
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