Relevance and Rigour

A Webinar

Presented by: Professor Dan Remenyi

Tuesday 28th June 2022

What this webinar is about

Academic research is sometimes criticised as being thoroughly rigorous but not having all that much relevance. And sometimes this is a valid comment. To be of any value to society academic research needs to be both relevant and rigorous. However, these two concepts are not all that well understood. This webinar addresses how to improve academic research and how to present it so that it is both relevant and rigorous. The webinar addresses these issues as they affect research for degree purposes as well as research for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Webinar outline

  • The scope of academic research degrees
  • Assumptions underpinning academic research
  • The question of values
  • Scholarship and research
  • Understanding the nature of a contribution
  • The Mode 1 and Mode distinction
  • Revisiting ceteris paribus and Occam’s Razor
  • Reliability, validity and generalisability
  • Credibility, authenticity, transferability
  • Strong and weak relevance
  • Assessing relevance
  • Testing rigour
  • The art of argument development
  • Delivering conclusions and recommendations
  • Defending the findings of the research

This webinar delivers practical useful information which may be put to use immediately. This webinar is relevant to academics and students from most Faculties, Departments and Schools.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday 28 June 2022, and it will run to GMT+1 time using Zoom. The Zoom Room will open at 13:45 pm and the event will begin at 14:00 pm and will finish at 4:00 pm (GMT+1).

The attendance fee is £30

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