Workshop: Understanding the pitfalls of case-study research with Bent Flyvbjerg
On Thursday Oct. 6, VKR Professor of IT project management at ITU, Bent Flyvbjerg, will host a workshop about common misunderstandings that hamper effective case-study driven research. Danish as well as international researchers are encouraged to sign up.
According to internationally renowned project management expert, Bent Flyvbjerg, to produce good research you need a good idea, good data, strong theory, and robust methodology. Unfortunately, the world is filled with bad ideas, bad data, weak theory, and fragile methodology.
Luckily, there are ways to avoid the bad stuff and get to good research, and that is exactly what the VKR Professor and Head of the Danish Institute for IT Programme Management will tackle head-on in an October 6 workshop session intended to help researchers examine their own practices and avoid common mistakes and misunderstandings when conducting case-study research.
Bent Flyvbjerg has previously outlined the most common misunderstandings about case-study research in a scientific paper the findings of which will serve as reference for the workshop. Researchers interested in participating are encouraged to bring problems from their own ongoing research.
The research workshop is aimed at researchers – Danish as well as international – looking to improve their skills in carrying out hands-on empirical and theoretical research. Qualitative and quantitative methodology will be covered, as will data collection, choice of theory, and development of methodology. Doctoral students and postdocs are particularly welcome, but researchers at any stage of their career will find value in the workshops.
The workshop is on October 6 and will take place in Auditorium 3 at ITU. The event starts at 12:30. For a more detailed schedule, consult the event page here.