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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH


BRUSSELS, MAY 18-21, 2015
INTRODUCING EDEN

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A JOINT EIASM-KATAJA COLLABORATION

The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies
 

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Prof. Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku
Prof. David Silverman, University of London
Adjunct prof. Seppo Poutanen, University of Turku

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The objectives are three-fold:

  • to broaden the participants’ basic knowledge and skills within the qualitative research,
  • to show the variety within the existing qualitative approaches and
  • to identify methods and methodologies suitable for doctoral research projects.

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. 

COURSEWORK

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.

Assignments

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.

Required readings:

1. Eriksson & Kovalainen (2008) Qualitative Methods in Business Research. Sage.
2. Doctoral dissertations specified by the teachers.
3. Other materials specified by the teachers (articles and texts related to the exercises)

EVALUATION

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

PARTICIPATION FEE
The normal participation fee for an EDEN seminar is 1.100€ (VAT Excluded). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches and a group dinner.
It does not include travel, accommodation and any additional expenses.

As part of the collaboration between KATAJA and EIASM, the participation fee is waived from a maximum of 10 students from the KATAJA Finnish member universities. KATAJA supports these students by paying the fee with the help of a Finnish trust fund. Students need, however, to cover accommodation and travel costs. No additional student funding, on top of the fee, is covered by KATAJA. The students are requested to make their own hotel arrangement.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 600 € (VAT Excluded) per member institution. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Cancellations made before April 24, 2015 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held in Brussels, Belgium.
The programme will start on May 18, 2015 and is scheduled to end May 21, 2015

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

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) :     
Studio (+/- 25 sqm) – for 1 to 2 persons - 119.-€ / room-night
One-Bedroom Apartment (+/- 50 sqm) – for 1 to 4 persons : 158.-€ / room-night

Internet access: included. Breakfast: excluded – at 14.-€ /person. Cleaning: included – Full housekeeping service once a week
To book a room : Direct e-mail to stecatherine@citadines.com  and/or to coralie.carels@citadines.com  - Mention “EIASM” to get the preferential rates 2015

* Hotel NH Atlanta  (very close)
Boulevard Adolph Max 7 - 1000 Brussels - Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com

Standard room for single use : €155,00,-/night
Standard double room : €170,-/night
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 7.58 per room per night.
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation.

Hotel Métropole ***** (event  location)
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles - http://www.metropolehotel.com

During the week :
Superior Single room at € 160 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 190,-/night
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 9.28 per room per night.

During the week-end : (Night of Friday/Saturday & Sunday) :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 170,-/night
Including breakfast. Not including the city tax of € 9.28 per room per night.

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation. However, according to the period of the booking, some better rates could be offered by contacting the hotel directly. We advice you to check prices on the internet too !!

Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 - Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email : info@metropolehotel.be

APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

For more information, please contact:
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
Email: payen@eiasm.be