Pitching Research Lite: A Reverse-Engineering Strategy for Finding a New Research Direction

24 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2017  

Bao Nguyen

University of Queensland, Students

Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland

Mamiza Haq

University of Queensland - Finance; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: February 1, 2017

Abstract

As part of a staged pedagogic strategy, Faff (2015, 2017) argue for the value of reverse engineering (RE) existing papers into the pitching research template. Extending this literature, the current paper outlines a “pitching research” “lite” procedure, founded on a basic RE strategy. Specifically, with the “PR lite” procedure, we argue that the novice researcher can increase the likelihood of finding a viable and worthwhile new research idea without necessarily “incurring the cost” of completing the full PR template. The goal of the current paper is to describe this “RE/PR lite” procedure and illustrate it based on one author’s own experience, focusing on the topic of “bank risk exposure” and the interaction with his research mentors (the other two authors).

Keywords: pitching research; new research ideas; pitching; template; research proposal; novice researcher; reverse-engineering strategy; bank risk exposure

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

Suggested Citation

Nguyen, Bao and Faff, Robert W. and Haq, Mamiza, Pitching Research Lite: A Reverse-Engineering Strategy for Finding a New Research Direction (February 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2909549 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2909549

Bao Nguyen

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Mamiza Haq

University of Queensland - Finance ( email )

Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN) ( email )

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

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