UQ Summer Research Scholar Program: Insights and Reflections from the Pitching Research 'I-TEMPLATES' Team

48 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2017

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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: February 16, 2017

Abstract

Spanning a 10-week period 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] – in the “i-TEMPLATES” team. The Summer Research Scholars engaged in a range of pitching activities including: creating reverse engineering pitches for assigned and selected papers; attending the UQAPS Pitching Final; a pitch “sparring” exercise; a “fantasy pitching” exercise; a mentor-supervised reverse engineered pitch; a self-directed personal pitch exercise; collaborating on “pitching research letter” papers and pitching-related “champion” roles. The set of activities involved both individual and group work, as well as developing both written and oral skills – but, critically all related to research. The current paper provides a narrative review of this unique pitching research program.

Keywords: pitching research, reverse engineering, pitching, template, peer-to-peer learning, UQ Summer Scholar Program, i-TEMPLATES

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, UQ Summer Research Scholar Program: Insights and Reflections from the Pitching Research 'I-TEMPLATES' Team (February 16, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2919027 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2919027

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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