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Participants in this course will learn how to critically analyse and present your data and findings, and how to relate them back to the literature.
Presenting your data and critically analysing it against the literature is one of the key tasks of the thesis compilation. How do the findings relate to the literature, how do they support the existing body of knowledge, how do they inform the problem and what actionable outcomes might be taken as a result of this?
This course will provide hand-on training on how to present and analyse your findings. The objective is to build up through this course the framework of your findings and evaluation chapters. To allow for this, participants will need to have finalised their data collection and literature review process.
To make it clear, it will be virtually impossible to expect compiling the findings and evaluation chapter within the time frame of 8 weeks. The objective of this course is to build up a robust framework, and to complete some of the chapters’ sections, that then can guide the participants in finalizing the chapters subsequent to the course.
This course is suitable for participants in the following Thesis stage:
While we prefer a minimum of 3 participants per course, we understand that the doctorate is a very individual undertaking. Therefore, we are open to deliver courses at an individual level.
Participants in this eight-weeks course will:
This eight-week course will cover the following topics:
Week 1: Structuring the findings by problem domains, problem variables and determinants and emergent themes.
Week 1 will focus on structuring your findings chapter alongside the problem domains, problem variables and determinants and emergent themes.
Week 2: Presenting the findings in the context of the different stakeholder groups.
Week 2 will add to the Week 1 achievement the stakeholder perspective and asks you to critically evaluate how the week 1 structure might need to be altered so to present the findings in the right context.
Week 3: Working out of representative data sources.
Week 3 asks you to identify and select representative data sources that provide clear evidence to the problem domains, problem variables and determinants and emergent themes and how these relate to the different stakeholders.
Week 4: Illustration and visualization of the findings.
Week 4 is dedicated to illustrate and visualize the findings so to allow the reader to understand them at a glance.
Week 5: Structuring the evaluation chapter.
Week 5 will move into the evaluation chapter and asks to build up the structure of the chapter by “mirroring” the chapter against the current chapter 4 draft.
Week 6: Evaluation of the findings against the literature.
Having the chapter structure in place Week 6 will be dedicated to critical analysing the findings against the existing literature.
Week 7: Drawing up of conclusions against the evaluations.
Week 7 will ask to draw up the conclusions from the week 6 critical analytics.
Week 8: Bringing out the key findings of the research.
Week 8 is dedicated to bring out the key findings of the research.
Dr. Andreas Meiszner
I am one of the Co-founders of the DoctorateHub and with a particular focus on strategy development and to the building up of the various DoctorateHub support services and offers that we provide.
I have been a portfolio worker for most parts of my career and am constantly looking for opportunities where to apply my knowledge and analytical skills, which also lead to the DoctorateHub that I have been founding together with colleagues back in 2016.
Since 2012, I have tutored, mentored and coached beyond 500 professional doctoral students (mid to seniors, aged 35 to 70) with the University of Liverpool Management School’s Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program (UK), and since 2016 also with the DoctorateHub.com. 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 can be quite fascinating, let me tell, it is also quite exhaustive for such grown up and seasoned research novices. In response to this, we thus decided to set up the DoctorateHub.com, 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’.
Dr. Ana Faria
Ana has been joining the DoctorateHub at the very early stage back in 2017 and is heading the DoctorateHub office.
Ana holds a PhD from the Engineering and Innovation Department at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University UK, that has been awarded for her thesis on “The role of behaviour in the transition to more energy efficient use at home”. Her research combined positivist and constructivist paradigms, so to allow for both: statistically analyse the data, whilst also allowing for an exploration of the complex set of variables that influence human behaviour. With this her research used a mixed, multi-method research methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research procedures. Quantitative research aimed to gain insight and identify issues for the subsequent qualitative phases of the empirical work, while the qualitative research aims to explore attitudes, behaviour and experiences through such methods as interviews or focus groups.
In addition to this Ana received a degree in Economics from the Universidade do Minho (PT), a degree in International Management from the RSM Erasmus University (NL), and a Master in Business Administration in International Industrial Management from the Esslingen University of Applied Science (DE), a MBA program that had been developed to cater the needs of international senior staff from local enterprises such Behr, Bosch, Daimler, Festo, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kärcher, Porsche or Siemens.
Ana has over a decade work experience as a Project Manager, Business Developer and Management Controller in the field of the Rational Use of Energy, Sustainability, and Smart Cities. Ana has been responsible for the coordination and management of European Funds, or the development of strategic action plans for local municipalities, such as the SEAP (Strategic Action Plan) under the Covenant of Mayors Initiative. As a member of the Finance Group of the European initiative Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform she also improved her experience in the identification, adaptation and implementation of alternative financing models and sustainability models related to smart cities.