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The Role of Theory in Doctoral Research

Thursday 17th May, 2012 in Business / Researchers / Scottish Doctoral Colloquium
Featuring: Paul Thompson Tags: business & management, role of theory, scottish doctoral colloquium

Theory is probably the most important resource for a successful thesis, but tends to be neglected in research training. Furthermore, the distinctive contributions of many theses are constrained by under-theorisation. Using practical example, this session will explore the uses and misuses of theory, examining at what points theory does or should appear in the logic of discovery that underpins a good thesis.