XXVIII AiIG PhD Summer School
Research in Management Engineering: Improving Relevance and Rigor
Organized by Università degli Studi di Padova
Since 2017 the AiIG Summer Schools have followed a three-year cycle, by alternating three topics: Research, Teaching and Impact. Thus, the 2020 Summer School will be the first of the 2nd cycle, and will focus on Research.
It will be held from February 16-19, 2021 at the Department of Management and Engineering (University of Padova) in the Vicenza Campus.
The general aim of the School is to raise awareness among PhD students and young researchers about the research process in order to understand how to plan and run a rigorous and relevant research internally consistent in terms of maturity of knowledge, research questions, research approach, and contribution.
More specifically, through the different typologies of activities planned (lectures, labs, best practice and experience sessions, roundtable), the School intends to:
– develop an understanding of what a research process implies and requires (what are the steps to be undertaken, decisions in each step and their implications, how to build a rigorous research process, meet internal consistency between steps and decisions, design a research that may be relevant, etc.)
– raise students’ awareness on what is important when (self-)assessing their own or others’ research and thus, on the criteria an Editor/Reviewer in general applies to assess the relevance and rigor of a research.
– raise awareness on the importance of effectively communicating a research (pitfalls, points of attention, etc.) both in an oral presentation and in a document/paper.
To this aim, the Summer School will include different activities –interactive sessions with invited speakers/lecturers, labs and teamworks with mentors.