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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH


ONLINE, MAY 17-20, 2022
FACULTY
ANNE KOVALAINEN
SEPPO POUTANEN
DAVID SILVERMAN
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A JOINT EIASM - KATAJA COLLABORATION

The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

SEMINAR FORMAT


The EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON QUALITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH is now scheduled in virtual  format on May 17-20, 2022

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

  • Prof. Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku (Programme Coordinator & Faculty)
  • Adj.Prof., senior research fellow 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, consultative discussions and hands-on-exercises on how to do qualitative research, which methods and methodological solutions exist and how to use them in dissertation.

The course consists of intensive work with small exercises, with focus on practical empirical analyses, individual consultations on doctoral student’s own thesis structure, empirical data and analysis plans, some lectures and also of on-line discussion during meetings. The course will give a wide overview to qualitative methods and is helpful for doctoral students by assisting in decision making, and selection concerning methods and methodologies, data gathering and analysis. The course helps students in shaping up and building the analysis plans of the data. The virtual course uses zoom meetings, interaction and personal tuition that takes place on-line and off-line.

Assignments during the on-line course:

The course is based on pre-assignments and assignments made during and after the course. The assignments consist of readings, hands-on exercises, individual consultation, dialogue and collective learning. Teachers' will tackle each participant's methodological and methodical questions through consultations.

There will be an exam based on pre-reading material. In addition, there are pre-assignments prior the course, and assignments during the course. A detailed working plan for the course will be delivered with the course acceptance letter.

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 analytical methods, and to identify methods and methodologies suitable for doctoral research projects.

The course will give a wide overview to qualitative methods and is helpful for doctoral students by assisting in decision making, and selection concerning methods and methodologies, data gathering and analysis. Futhermore, the course helps students in shaping up and building the analysis plans of the data. The virtual course is based on zoom meetings, interaction and tuition that takes place on-line and off-line.

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

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.

Credits: 6 ECTS

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS

Application Period: January 1 - February 15, 2022.

Interested doctoral students should apply online (and add the required documents) no later than February 15, 2022. 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 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 and methods and data plans

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, 2022 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

ADDRESS(ES)
PROF. ANNE KOVALAINEN
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU, SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
FI-20014 UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
FI-20014 UNIVERSITY OF TURKU TURKU
FINLAND
anne.kovalainen@utu.fi
DR. SEPPO POUTANEN
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
FINLAND
seppou@utu.fi
DAVID SILVERMAN
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON,
GOLDSMITH’S COLLEGE
U.K.
soa02ds@gold.ac.uk

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the ONLINE.
The programme will start on May 17, 2022 and is scheduled to end May 20, 2022

Admittance: 25 students are admitted to the course.

APPLICATIONS

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.

 

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Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  RUE FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - BOX 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
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