Conceptualizing and Scaling PhD Research
This workshop is designed to provide strategies for identifying PhD research topics and to conceptualize your PhD research ideas. This journey is made up of several stages with each stage involving several processes. The lecture series complement the work you do with your promoters and help you to position your PhD within a broader research context. The goal is to guide you to evolve an idea from the initial thought through the various stages to conceptualize it and to help you to begin the process of settling in your research domain.
Name of the instructor
Professor Dr. ir. Margaret Chen
Starting doctoral researchers & candidates (0-6 months)
Junior doctoral researchers (6-18 months)
Entry requirements / Prior knowledge: No course prerequisites
Condition(s) for attribution of credits / Evaluation:
Evaluation based on the following metrics:
30% course participation;
30% group work
Learning result / Competences:
Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to position your PhD within the context of your research domain; to formulate unique and innovative research questions; to identify research objectives; to justify your chosen research methodologies; and to understand strategies related to research scaling, data collection and analysis as well as planning research paper.
Monday 27th of March 2017 from 13:00 - 17:00 in room D3.09
Monday 24th of April 2017 from 13:00 - 17:00 in room D3.09
Monday 22nd of May 2017 from 13:00 - 17:00 in room D3.09
Campus Etterbeek - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Please register HERE for the training
Free of charge for PhD students
We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral [dot] schools [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.
Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.
Registration Rules: http://www.vub.ac.be/phd/english/workshopsENG.html#RegisRules
No Show Policy: https://my.vub.ac.be/en/phd/regulations-forms