Pitching Research: A Reverse-Engineer 'Sparring' Experiment with UQ Summer Research Scholars
37 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 23, 2017
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
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