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Andreas Meiszner

Andreas Meiszner

Stop speaking through the Literature: engaging in critical Analytics

Saturday, 21st November 2020 • Online

12:00 GMT • 12:00 UK time

Duration: 1h

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Quite often we see sentences like: “My organization has a high fluctuation rate, and it seems that this is an issue caused by the Leadership style (Brown, 2001)”. Now, it is very unlikely that Brown carried out in 2001 some research at your organization so to find out that in 2019 your organisation will have a fluctuation rate due to some leadership issues… Instead, what this example rather shows is that someone speaks through the literature, instead of engaging with the literature.

In this webinar we therefore will look at the difference in between speaking through the literature and engaging with the literature in critical analytics.

The webinar will take place at 12.00noon GMT / UK time and we look forward to a lively discussion.

To maximise the learning for participants, questions may be posted to the webinar discussion board after your registration. These will be addressed during the webinar.

Key Take-Aways

This webinar will assist doctoral students in: 

  1. Understand the difference between summarizing and reporting versus critically analysis. 
  2. Learn how to read the literature with a problem not a solution focus. 
  3. Practice how to draw and compare evidence and data, and not only conclusions. 
  4. Understand how to critically reflect on and challenge conclusions put forward in the literature. 
  5. Know how to identify and build on current best practice. 
Andreas Meiszner

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 learningit 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. 

I am also 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. 

With this I am looking forward to work with you, wherever you are in your doctoral research journey.

  • How it works

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See what our scholars say about us.

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Thesis stage: Data Collection and Analysis

Successfully completing the modules required by University of Liverpool
DBA programme was elating. I was looking forward to completing my thesis
as a Doctoral Candidate with great enthusiasm but I do believe with a
large dose of naivety . The weekly Saturday submissions, the action
learning groups, the literature reviews and CAL submissions required by
the modules not only guided my learning but also provided structure, I
knew exactly what was expected of me from the university , my learning
set and module tutor, furthermore procrastination was not an option.
The thesis phase has a lot less structure, it is very much under your
control and I did feel "lost" without the support of a tutor and my
learning set peers, with little understanding of how to move forward.
Although the previous two years of modules provided me with a skill to
conduct research , apply research to practice and write up a critical
review of the literature )at a level acceptable to that of a doctoral
student), I was somewhat unsure of the way forward, made even worse by
a poor experience with my first supervisor.
My new supervisor has been invaluable to getting me "back on track".
However, the DoctorateHub has also supported this process , and has been
key to improving my understanding of what is required of a Thesis
submission, including: development of my thesis problem and proposal,
chapter development , the detail required in each chapter, structure of
the thesis and the preparation for ViVo. The most important contribution
from DoctorateHub is the access to the expertise of qualified ,
experienced PHD and doctorate professionals. A huge part of the
DoctorateHub experience is the interactive webinars, held on a regular
basis. The opportunity to interact with your peers whilst also learning
from the professionals is priceless and provides me with support,
guidance, structure and most important motivation. I learn from each
Webinar , even if the specific Webinar may not be in-line with my Thesis
My fellow cohort members and other peers on the DBA programme I am in
contact with , will know that I attend most webinars, and encourage them
too, because I obtain such great value from the sessions. The blogs, and
other info offered by DoctorateHub also provides me with much needed
guidance, as well as the opportunity to hear from other students about
their experiences and their advice. I highly recommend joining the
DoctorateHub and using the tools provided.


Thesis stage: Data Collection and Analysis

Working with the DoctorateHub, a range of webinars have been presented and scheduled to cover topics of interest to Doctoral students.

The content and benefits have been invaluable as we progress through our doctoral journey.


Enock S.

Thesis stage: Ethics Clearance Granted

I have enjoyed the journey of being with you in my study.


Piumie S.

Thesis stage: Analysis and Conclusions

you people are really well mentoring us. please conduct more programs

Rosemarie A.

Thesis stage: PostDoc & Continued Training

Thank you so much for the priceless knowledge. It is extremely helpful in my research journey.

Stop speaking through the Literature: engaging in critical Analytics

Saturday, 21st November 2020

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