30. 3. 2016: “Pitching Research” Lecture (prof. Robert Faff, University of Queensland Business School)

The Research Support Center of the Faculty of Business Administration invites academic staff, Ph.D students and supervisors of all faculties to the lecture “Pitching Research”.

Professor Robert Faff from the University of Queensland Business School (Australia) has developed a simple and methodical template tool to clarify thinking and sharpen up the drafting of initial proposals for research projects, well before any major effort has taken place to execute the research. This “pitching research” template is of particular relevance to beginning PhD students and to early career researchers facing the common challenge of starting a new piece of research, that they can be confident is worthwhile. But, even for researchers beyond the initial proposal stage of their project, there is likely to be considerable merit in rethinking the project at regular intervals to keep it on track. The notion of “pitching” the project anew can benefit the project in many ways, not least of which is retention of focus, trimming tangential matter, recalibrating the scope and refining the method to match the type and amount of data that turns out to be available.

The main purpose of the pitch template that Professor Faff will explain in his presentation is “starting a conversation” with an academic expert and to make the initial research proposal as “future proof” as it can be.

For further background to Professor Faff’s talk, a full paper titled “pitching research” is available from SSRN at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract id=2462059

You can also download the flyer.

Date: 30. 3. 2016 14:30-16:00.

Lecture hall: RB 546

The presentation will take place in English language.

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