University of Queensland, Business School, Students
Date Written: February 20, 2017
This paper outlines a fantasy research pitch exercise conducted in a PhD course at the University of Queensland. Using Faff’s (2015, 2016a) pitching research template, students attending the course were asked to engage in a group exercise to pitch a “fantasy” research topic. While the final exercise was completed in a 90-minute timeframe (60 minutes of brainstorming, followed by 30 minutes of reporting back to the full group), the cohort had already been exposed to 5 x 90 minute sessions of related material over the weekend PhD module. Three groups of five were formed and they pitched three “fun” (or nonsense) topics: (a) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Impact on Society; (b) Wipe-a-Baby; (c) Quality of Dairy Products: The Happiness of the Cow Does Matter.
Faff, Robert W. and Ali, Searat and Ali, Searat and Atif, Muhammad and Brenner, Matt and Chowdhury, Hasibul and Cruddas, Leelyn and Joubert, Alison and Malik, Ihtisham and Mi, Lin and Nagar, Vinu and Pullen, Tim and Siegrist, Manuel and Smythe, Steve and Stephenson, Jeff and Zhang, Beile and Zhang, Kun (Bruce), Fantasy Pitching (February 20, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2782778 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2782778