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1 Copyright, INVITATION TO RESEARCH INTRODUCTION Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy, Canberra Visiting Professor, Uni of Hong Kong Visiting Fellow, Australian National University /00-Intro.ppt ebs, January 2003

2 Copyright, Roger Clarke BComm(Hons) MComm (UNSW) PhD (ANU) Software development and project management, , in Sydney, London and Zürich I.T. consultancy since 1982, based in Canberra Senior academic at A.N.U., Visiting Professorships at Bern, Linz, Hong Kong Consultancy focal points: eBusiness, Information Infrastructure, Dataveillance and Privacy Strategy, Policy and Public Advocacy

3 Copyright, Invitation to Research Objectives Provide candidates with: Meta-Theory and Theory re the Process of Research An Overview of Research Techniques Practical Guidance re Research Process and Product Motivation Establish a Common Intellectual Platform to support individual candidates, Professors and Institutes

4 Copyright, Invitation to Research Module Philosophy Introduction / Foundational Unit Limited prior research exposure assumed Complementary to programmes in particular disciplines Mainly seminar-based Group Discussions, both mixed and within-discipline Pre- and Post-Assignments, desgined to bring the material to focus on the candidates own topic-area No examination Supporting Resources

5 Copyright, Reward for Production of New Knowledge Prenomic/Postnomic as Evidence of Advanced University Studies Research Training in Preparation for an Academic Career (cf. Habilitation) British, American, and German Interpretations of the Doctorate Alternative Purposes

6 Copyright, Formality of Programme: 3-year, largely Self-Made 2-3 years of Courses, 2-3 years of Research Process Management: Supervisor-Driven / Master-Journeyman Candidate-Driven, Supervisor-Guided Examination: Supervisor and Another External Examination Panel British, American, and German Interpretations of the Doctorate Alternative Processes

7 Copyright, Invitation to Research Syllabus Introduction (1 hr) Key Insights from the Philosophy of Science (c. 7 hrs) Research Techniques (c. 8 hrs) The Research Process (c. 3 hrs) Case Study: eBusiness(1 hr) The Research Product (c. 2 hrs) Recapitulation (1 hr)

8 Copyright, Invitation to Research Timetable Do. 16. Jan 0316:00-19:00 (3 St.) anschl. Weinkellerabend Fr. 17. Jan 0309:00-18:00 (6 St.) Sa. 18. Jan 0310:00-17:00 (5 St.) So. 19. Jan 0310:00-17:00 (5 St.) Mo. 20. Jan 0309:00-18:00 (6 St.)

9 Copyright, Invitation to Research What You Wont Get From This Seminar Information Specific to Your Particular Discipline Details on Specific Research Techniques Statistical Analysis Techniques Descriptions of Specific Theories... How to Conduct Your Research Project


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