Managing through Technology
  • 21.
  • 05.
  • 2018

Designing your research

Reviewing the main pillars of your research

Télécom Ecole de Management - 2 – 4 March 2016 / 9.30-12.30 – 14.00-17.00

Designing your research is an intensive three-day seminar wherein the main pillars of the research are reviewed, their consistencies are checked. The seminar exposes the aim and roles of the main phases of the thesis’ text: research question and problematization, quality criteria/argumentation strategy, literature review, choice of method (be it quantitative or qualitative), data interpretation, researcher’s position and writing, and each participant works on her or his own project, individually and collectively.

This seminar is especially useful at the following stage:

  • Review of the whole project before the final writing
  • Reflection on the project after the first year, and before presenting it in front of the thesis committee.
  • Moments when the researcher feels s/he may reorient the project 

At the end of this seminar, participants should have improved their skill in:

  • Balancing and aligning the main pillars of their thesis
  • Reflecting on their design, and identifying and choosing among various possibilities for each pillar
  • Justifying their choices
  • Organizing their argumentation and thinking on their writing outline.

Course language is English. Reflexivity rather than recipe will be emphasized. The aim is to aid each participant to become better able to examined the main elements of her/his research design, be aware of its implications, to explain and make the case for it.

While most examples will be drawn from organization studies, management and economics, doctorate students from other disciplines are welcome. Presentations and discussions are in English. Note that a minimum of 5 students is required for the course to open.

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NB: Doctorate students from UPSay’s SHS pole will be given priority, but students from other doctorate schools are welcome within the limitations of available places (on a total of 16)  

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