Pitching Research … 100+ 'Rules of Engagement'

11 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2020 Last revised: 4 Mar 2021

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Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland; Bond University

Date Written: March 3, 2021


The current paper offers an extensive array of advice – framed around so-called “rules of engagement” – for budding researchers on how to optimize their experience in prospectively applying the “Pitching Research” [Faff (2015, 2021)] framework to their research setting. This guidance amounts to a comprehensive collection of “how to” tips, that land within one of 3 key segments within the pitching template. Specifically, the “rules” are organized in relation to: (a) the 4-dimensional “Big Picture Framing” part; (b) the 3-dimensional “Basic Building Blocks” part; or (c) the “Why this Study?” part (comprising the 2 “Key Questions”, 1 “Bottom-line and Other Considerations).

Keywords: new research ideas; pitching framework; template; simple tips

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

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W., Pitching Research … 100+ 'Rules of Engagement' (March 3, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3685526 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3685526

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072

Bond University ( email )

Gold Coast, QLD 4229

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