|Lecturer||Alan R. Dennis, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University|
with classes at 9am – 4pm each day
|Room/Address||Georg-Schumann-Building, Room SCH B 37 (TU Dresden, Faculty of Business and Economics)|
The first day will include lecture, hands-on activities, and group
discussion. The course will examine these topics using the example of
AI-controlled Chatbots and Digital Humans. The second day will be
one-on-one consultations about specific research projects and group
discussions. The topics include:
Finding and Selecting Research Projects: The course begins with commonly used sources of research ideas and a framework for selecting and refining ideas to make them more interesting. This introduces the idea of a research project portfolio.
Defining the Project and Writing the Introduction: The next step is to carefully define the nature of project to understand exactly what will be studied and the likely message of the paper is. This provides a set of questions that will help you define the project and uses your answers to write the introduction to the paper.
Theory Development: Writing theory is usually a core part of an empirical paper. We consider phenomenon-based and theory-based research and the need for both relevant and irrelevant literature reviews. This provides a step-by-step approach to developing and writing your theory using the art of story-telling.
Research Design: It is critical to match the design of the research to theory, but in practice, we often match the theory to the research design. We consider the advantages and disadvantages of different methods, and consider the key issues likely to arise in the review process for research papers using primary source data (e.g., preregistration). We touch on secondary data analysis, but do not consider this in depth.
Navigating the Publication Process: We usually spend more time working on a paper after the data are collected than before, so in this topic, we examine how to manage writing time, framing the paper, selecting journals, and navigating the revision process.
|Prerequisite||Participants must already have some experience with research, paper writing, and publishing.|
The seminar will discuss the following papers:
What is Theory?
Doctoral candidates from the Faculty of Business and Economics, TU Dresden
can earn a certificate according to § 9 of the Ph.D. doctoral
regulations (PromO 2018):
Doctoral candidates of Business Administration: § 9 (1) Nr. 5 or 6
Doctoral candidates of Business Information Systems: § 9 (1) Nr. 6
Doctoral candidates of Economics: § 9 (1) Nr. 6
Doctoral candidates from other universities can earn a certificate as well.
(1) Attend all classes
(2) Participation in class and group discussions
|Registration||This course is fully booked – no more registrations are possible.|