Saturday, 20 June 2020
12:00 UK time
Saturday, 20 June 2020
13:00 UK time
Undertaking research and development, go as the R&D abbreviation suggests, hand in hand. However, it is the R can earn you the doctorate, but not the D. One sure can undertake some development as part of the research, but this is no requirement. Unfortunately, students are often getting caught by the D, as the D seems to be the key to fix a problem. And once the D is driving the narrative the R is often just geared towards researching random solutions, but not towards research that attempts to examine a problem. This webinar therefore will focus on how to Do Research [not Development].
Once registered, participants will be forwarded the webinar link to dial into. To maximise the learning for participants, questions may be sent to the DoctorateHub to: firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be addressed during the webinar. This free interactive webinar will start at 12 noon UK time (11.00 GMT).
This webinar provides an introduction on how to Do Research [not Development] and so to get your research focused.
Participants will learn how Research and Development are different and why Research without Development can earn you a doctoral degree, but not vice versa. This webinar will also show the difference on Doing Research so to examine problems, and Doing Research related to Development and targeted at potential solutions.
By the end of the webinar participants should be in the position to clearly understand the role of problem focused research within an R&D context.
I am one of the DoctorateHub’s Co-founders with a particular focus on strategic development and building up of the various DoctorateHub support services that we provide.
I have been a portfolio worker for most parts of my career and I am constantly looking for opportunities where to apply my knowledge and analytical skills, which also lead to the DoctorateHub back in 2016.
Since 2012, I have tutored, mentored and coached beyond 500 professional doctoral students (mid to seniors, aged 35 to 70) both with the University of Liverpool Management School’s Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program (UK), and since 2016 also with DoctorateHub. This allowed me to understand how to tackle problems at scale, be it the tame, the complex, or the wicked. 500+ students also implies 500+ workplace-based problems which I had the chance to look at. And while working with such an array of problems allows for quite some learning, it also has shown to me that very often it is quite exhaustive for such grown up and seasoned research novices. In response to this, we thus decided to set up the DoctorateHub, so to provide training, mentoring, and coaching services to all those that struggle to get their workplace-based issues identified, analysed, understood, written up in a thesis, and ultimately resolved.
In addition to this, I am also an active research fellow who has an interest in applied research, have more than a decade of global experience as a contract researcher in the areas of Innovation, ICT and the Internet, Education, Management, and Economics. I have a track record as Principal Investigator in the development and management of research, training and capacity building projects within Europe and across the globe; managing in-house teams and globally distributed external research, development and training teams, and have worked for a number of leading academic institutions, such as the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), who has been ranked as one of the global top 3 institutes in its domain next to Harvard, MIT, Stanford and the London School of Economics.
As for my educational background, I obtained my PhD in 2011 from The Open University (UK) for work carried out at the Institute of Educational Technologies and that is titled ‘The Emergence of Free / Open Courses - Lessons from the Open Source Movement’. I am also holding three higher education degrees in management from universities in France, Germany and The Netherlands, and with majors in ‘International Management’ and in ‘Human Resources and Organizational Management’.