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The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies
Prof. Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku
The course is designed particularly for doctoral students who use qualitative approaches in their own doctoral dissertation. The course is suitable for students at the early stages of their doctoral studies although basic knowledge of qualitative research is required in order to be able to follow the course. The participants will be selected partly based on their university’s EIASM affiliation.
The objectives are three-fold:
The course consists of readings, hands-on exercises, individual consultation, dialogue and collective learning. Teachers’ will tackle each participant’s methodological and methodical questions through consultations.
Learning outcomes: The course has several educational objectives. The first objective is to broaden the participants’ knowledge concerning the various qualitative approaches, as well as to outline their potential for doctoral dissertations in the area of business research in various European countries. The third objective is to help students to identify appropriate qualitative methodologies and methods for their own doctoral research projects. The objective of enhancing publication process based on doctoral thesis is among the educational objectives on the course.
Instruction and examination: The course is built on prior reading, on-site action learning, short introductory lectures, consultative discussions and hands-on-exercises on how to do qualitative research. The course consists of intensive small group work sessions and discussions, individual consultations, some lectures and also of presentations made by the students. The course will be helpful for doctoral students by assisting in decision making, and selection concerning methods and methodologies, data gathering and analyzing.
1. Individually performed analysis and a written report of max 10 pages. The report is based on analysis of a pre-assigned doctoral dissertation;
Reports are due prior to course and all participants need to read all reports.
2. An exam based on pre-reading material.
3. Dissertation analysis and evaluation as a group work. Small exercises on data collection and analysis based on the materials provided during the course.
4. Presentations prepared by the students on various qualitative approaches
5. Individual consulting is based on a short presentation by the student.
6. Active participation in small group sessions and general discussions during course.
7. Writing a field diary during the course.
8. A learning diary (max. 10 pages), submitted after the course (based on the field diary notes).
*The course will be graded on a scale from 1 to 5 (low–high). Evaluation is based on individual assignments.
1. Eriksson & Kovalainen (2008) Qualitative Methods in Business Research. Sage.
The course will be graded on a scale from 1 to 5 (low–high). Evaluation is based on individual assignments.
6 ECTs will be assigned to the seminar.
Interested doctoral students should submit register online and submit the required documents at EIASM website. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:
TIME AND LOCATION
Students are requested to make their own hotel arrangements.
* Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels, property of the « Citadines Apart’Hotel » group : (10 minutes walk) - 51 Quai au Bois à Brûler. B-1000 Brussels
Room types & rates (without breakfast) :
Internet access: included. Breakfast: excluded – at 14.-€ /person. Cleaning: included – Full housekeeping service once a week
* Hotel NH Atlanta (very close)
Hotel Métropole ***** (event location)
During the week-end : (Night of Friday/Saturday & Sunday) :
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Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM - PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29