Pitching Research: Insights and Reflections from using a Web Portal in a Doctoral Course Exercise

24 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019

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Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland

Keith Godfrey

University of Alberta

Mark Brosnan

Bond University

Alana Dorris

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Felix Orole

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Imam Salehudin

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Charlane Wong

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Kate Zhaunerchyk

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Date Written: May 10, 2019

Abstract

Faff’s (2015, 2019) pitching research concept provides a simple 2-page template tool, with the aim of presenting a framework SO THAT a novice researcher can confidently and succinctly convey all the essential elements of a new research proposal to an academic expert. The “low technology” way of implementing the pitching research exercise is to create a pitch using a WORD version of the template. However, a web portal version is freely available at PitchMyResearch – and this provides a more “high tech”, “mobile friendly” way of completing the pitching task. The current paper explores user data (primarily, the sequence of completion and time spent on each item) extracted from the web portal, based on pitch exercises conducted in a PhD course at the University of Queensland.

Keywords: Pitching Research; PhD Student Exercise; web portal; PitchMyResearch

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

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W. and Godfrey, Keith and Brosnan, Mark and Dorris, Alana and Orole, Felix and Salehudin, Imam and Wong, Charlane and Zhaunerchyk, Kate, Pitching Research: Insights and Reflections from using a Web Portal in a Doctoral Course Exercise (May 10, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3385946 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3385946

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Keith Godfrey

University of Alberta ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3
Canada

Mark Brosnan

Bond University ( email )

Gold Coast, QLD 4229
Australia

Alana Dorris

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Felix Orole

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Imam Salehudin

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Charlane Wong

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Kate Zhaunerchyk

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

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