Pitching Research: A Reverse-Engineer 'Sparring' Experiment with UQ Summer Research Scholars

37 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2017  

Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland

Robin Carrick

University of Queensland, Students

Angel Chen

University of Queensland, Students

Marisol Escobar

University of Queensland, Students

Bo Xuan Khong

University of Queensland, Students

Bao Nguyen

University of Queensland, Students

William Tunny

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Date Written: January 23, 2017

Abstract

Over the Southern Summer of 2016-7, six University of Queensland Research Scholars signed up to be part of a unique cohort focused on “pitching research” [PR]. The Summer Research Scholars are paired up into 3 teams, broadly based on compatible research interests. As one of their designated tasks, the teams are each set a “reverse engineering” [“RE”] “pitch sparring” exercise – in which, for an agreed target academic research paper of mutual interest, they progressively pitch segments of Faff’s (2015) pitching research template. A “33” design is executed: “3-rounds by 3-phases” of pitch sparring for 3 teams. The basic philosophy underlying the design of this novel pitching exercise is to experiment into the potential benefits of “peer-to-peer” learning of basic research skills. The current paper provides a narrative review of this unique pitch “sparring” exercise.

Keywords: pitching research; reverse engineering; pitching; template; peer-to-peer learning; three-cubed design

JEL Classification: G00; M00; B40; A20; B00; C00; D00; E00; F00; H00; I00; J00; L00; Q00; R00; Z00

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W. and Carrick, Robin and Chen, Angel and Escobar, Marisol and Khong, Bo Xuan and Nguyen, Bao and Tunny, William, Pitching Research: A Reverse-Engineer 'Sparring' Experiment with UQ Summer Research Scholars (January 23, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2903811 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2903811

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Robin Carrick

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Angel Chen

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Marisol Escobar

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Bo Xuan Khong

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Bao Nguyen

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

William Tunny

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

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