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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH


ONLINE, MAY 11-14, 2021
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A JOINT EIASM - KATAJA COLLABORATION

The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

SEMINAR FORMAT

At EIASM, the necessary actions and precautions are being taken to ensure a safe environment for our activities, faculty and participants.

The EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH is now scheduled in virtual  format on May 11-14, 2021.

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Prof. Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku (Programme Coordinator & Faculty)
Adj.Prof. Seppo Poutanen, University of Turku
Prof. David Silverman, University of London

Course Coordinator:
Marja RAUTAJOKI
Email: marja.i.rautajoki@utu.fi
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU, SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
FI-20014 UNIVERSITY OF TURKU TURKU
FINLAND

COURSE WORK

Instruction and examination:

The course is built on prior reading, on-site action learning, 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).

Credits: 6 ECTS

Grading: The course will be graded on a scale from excellent, very good, good, satisfactory to sufficient. Evaluation is based on individual assignments.

Prerequisites: 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. 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Learning goal and objectives:

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.

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.

EVALUATION & ECTS

Grading: The course will be graded on a scale from excellent, very good, good, satisfactory to sufficient. Evaluation is based on individual assignments.

6 ECTs will be assigned to the seminar.

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than March 10, 2021. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. 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.

REGISTRATION & FEES

The normal participation fee for an EDEN seminar is  900 € (VAT exempt). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents.

As part of the collaboration between KATAJA and EIASM, the participation fee is waived for 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.  No additional student funding, on top of the fee, is covered by KATAJA. 

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a substantial reduction of the participation fee 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations made before April 15, 2021 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 ONLINE.
The programme will start on May 11, 2021 and is scheduled to end May 14, 2021

APPLICATIONS

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.

 

REGISTER ONLINE

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