Pitching Research® … Key Paper(s) Matter(s)!

17 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2022

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Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland; Bond University

Date Written: December 16, 2022


Faff’s (2015; 2021) “Pitching Research” framework (PRF) is built on a research planning tool that challenges (novice) researchers to productively communicate their prospective research ideas to academic field experts. The framework gives you a total communication budget of 1,000 words ± 20%, to be allocated across 11 items. The current paper focuses on the third listed item in the PRF, (C) Key Papers. Informed by an extensive personal research career together with insights gleaned from the latest relevant literature, I give practical guidance and tips on how to identify an effective set of key papers.

Keywords: key papers, pitching research framework, novice researcher advice, research mentor advice

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® … Key Paper(s) Matter(s)! (December 16, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4304511 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4304511

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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