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BRM 2016 2 Where do ideas come from?

Leads you through where ideas come from, how they can be moulded to attend to a problem space, how they are framed appropriately and ultimately how they can underpin a solid and realistic research proposal.
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Kevin O'Gorman

on 13 September 2016

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Transcript of BRM 2016 2 Where do ideas come from?

Where do ideas come from?
Research or re-search?
The Research Question
What?
What puzzles / intrigues me?
What do I want to know more about / understand better?
What are my key research questions?
Why?
Will this hold my interest?
Is it a new contribution?
How - Conceptually?
What models, concepts and theories can I draw on?
How can these be brought together to guide my investigation?
How - Practically?
Can I get the data I need for my topic?
How will I collect it?
Is it ethical?
Can I get it collected within the time frame?
Some basic questions!
Sources of Research Questions
Intellectual puzzles and contradictions
The existing literature
Replication
Structures and functions
Opposition
A social problem
The counter-intuitive
Deviant cases and atypical events
New methods and theories
Social and technical developments and trends
Personal experience
Lecturers and supervisor
Revisiting Literature Topics
Geographical
Social
Temporal
Methodological
Contextual
May have been tested only in one country/region

Theory tested in US could be tested elsewhere
Behaviour patterns of urban residents, are they replicable in rural areas?
May have been established on the basis of the experience of one social group only
Theory based on male customers
Theory tested on middle class
Theory tested on the elderly
May be out of date

-Theory on a aspect of management
tested in 1970’s… how has it changed?
May have been established in
another area of management
Theories on power based on studies in a hospital – are they relevant to hotel or a university
May have been tested using only one methodology

Conclusions from a quantitative study could be tested qualitatively.
What is already known about this area?
What concepts and theories are relevant to this area?
What research methods and research strategies have been employed in studying this area?
Are there any significant controversies?
Are there any inconsistencies in findings relating to this area?
Are there any unanswered research questions in this area?
Issues to think about when
focusing your topic
Contextual
Methodological
Temporal
Geographical
Social
A couple of examples!
Methodological
Temporal
Geographical
Social
Contextual
66 Speeches
39 Years of
Annual Reports
120+
Family Letters
Drowing in Data
The Hilton Archive
Over 100 Adverts
50+ Images
6000+
Documents
52 Oral History
Interviews
To what extent do personal values inform a leader’s vision?
Can vision be ethically underpinned and strategically positioned at the same time?
Are causal links between values and leadership effectiveness tangible
Research Area
Hospitality Industry and Conrad Hilton
Select Aspect of Research Area
Personal values and their relationship to leadership
Possible Research Questions
To what extent do personal values inform a leader’s vision?
Can vision be ethically underpinned and strategically positioned at the same time?
How is the success of a leader’s value system measured in an organisational context?
Are causal links between values and leadership effectiveness tangible?
Is vision in a competitive, capitalist context ethical?
Is an morally driven leader only a successful one if they achieve economic success?
Select Your Research Question
What?
Why?
How - Conceptually?
So over to you...
How - Practically?
Research Area
Select Aspect of Research Area
Possible Research Questions
Select Your Research Question
Professor Kevin D O'Gorman
Broad
Area
Context
Specific
Details
Some
Many
Few
Theory
Your Topic
Broad
Area
Context
Specific
Details
Some
Many
Few
Theory
Your Topic
Where do ideas come from?
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