Online PhD Course - Designing Engaged Scholarship: From Real-World Problems to Research Publications
Organizers: Lars Mathiassen, Lene Nielsen, Roman Beck, Oliver Krancher
Lecturer: Lars Mathiassen, Georgia State University
Date of the course: 23-9 and 30-9 2020
Time: 14-17 both days
Engaged scholarship is a participatory form of research for studying complex real-world problems based on the different perspectives and understandings of key stakeholders. As such, it affords researchers the opportunity to contribute to practical problem solving while at the same time developing new theoretical insights. Although there is significant research methodology available to support engaged scholarship, we lack practical knowledge on how to navigate the complex and uncertain process from engagement with a real-world problem to publication of research results.
Intended learning outcomes:
In this course the students are presented with a tutorial on:
- Apply the principles of engaged scholarship in designing research projects by iterating between the key components of a study and the structure of the resulting publication.
- Reflect on how to manage the complexities and uncertainties involved in engaged scholarship by designing the research activity and research publication and by iteratively moving back and forth between these artifacts.
Mathiassen, L. (2017). Designing engaged scholarship: From real-world problems to research publications. Engaged Management Review, 1(1), 2.
Singh, R., Mathiassen, L., & Mishra, A. (2015). Organizational Path Constitution in Technological Innovation: Evidence from Rural Telehealth. MIS Quarterly, 39(3).
Singh, R., Mathiassen, L., Stachura, M. E., & Astapova, E. V. (2010). Sustainable rural telehealth innovation: a public health case study. Health Services Research, 45(4), 985-1004.
for preparations before the course:
- Read Mathiassen 2017 carefully.
- Review Singh et al. 2010 and Singh et al. 2015, which are used as examples in the Mathiassen 2017 paper.
- Select an ongoing or just started research project and create Table 2 for that research.
- Adapt Table 3 to design the structure of the related research publication.
- Iterate until Table 2 and Table 3 align.
14.00-15.00: Presentation and discussion of framework.
15.15-17.00: Review of a 3 of the participant’s prepared research designs (3 presentations)
14.00-16.30: Review of 5 participant’s prepared research designs (5 presentations)
16.30-17.00: Summary discussion.
Prerequisites: An ongoing research project
Exam: On their presentations in the course
Credits: 0,75 ECTS
Amount of hours the student is expected to use on the course:
Preparation of presentation: 10
How to sign up: Write a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lene)