Fantasy Pitching II: Star Wars vs. Pokemon vs. R&D vs. Uber
28 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2016
Date Written: August 22, 2016
This paper extends upon Faff, Ali, et al. (2016), outlining a further 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 engaged 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 the prior benefit of 3 x 90 minute sessions of related material on the first day of a weekend PhD module. Four groups were formed and they pitched “pretend” topics relating to: (a) Star Wars; (b) Pokemon Go; (c) R&D; and (d) Uber. Herein, is the narrative of this exercise, made available for pedagogic sharing.
Keywords: Pitching Research; Fantasy Pitching; PhD Student Exercise; Research Group-work Exercise; Star Wars; Pokémon Go; R&D; Uber
JEL Classification: G00; M00; B40; A20; B00; C00; D00; E00; F00; H00; I00; J00; L00; Q00; R00; Z00
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