JSBJ1440 Contributing to theory progress through research (4 op)

Opinnon taso:
Hyväksytty - hylätty
Jyväskylän yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


In this seminar, we examine what these theoretical conversations are, how they are structured, how they develop over time, and how contributions are positioned within them. We approach these topics from the point of view of the social organization of knowledge and the collective, evaluative aspects of research. In examining how contributions are made and evaluated, we also examine how our theories progress through collective efforts where authors build upon one another’s work.


This is a doctoral seminar on how we make contributions through empirical research. The seminar is intended for doctoral candidates who are in their dissertation phase, that is, either thinking of the topic and the research design, already collecting and analyzing data, or writing up the results. The main objective of this seminar is to explore the ways in which you can make your research and arguments resonate with your audience, in short, how to construct a contribution.

Esitietojen kuvaus

Admission to JSBE Doctoral Programmes; valid annual registration to doctoral studies. Also, students are expected to be familiar with the research literature in their own field of research, and ideally, more broadly as well. Students are also expected to have taken doctoral-level seminars both in qualitative and quantitative methods. Familiarity with the literature on philosophy of science, methodology and epistemology in particular, is also useful but not necessary.


Set of academic research articles, assigned by the lecturer.


Tapa 1

The seminar is divided into 5 interdependent sessions of 3 hours each. In order to complete the seminar, a student is required to: 1) Participate in at least 4 of the 5 seminar sessions (because the sessions build fundamentally on one another, attending all 5 is strongly recommended). 2) Prepare for class by completing all the required readings, and actively participating in in-class discussions and group exercises. 3) Write a Learning Journal.
Grades are based on the performance in the three required categories.
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Osallistuminen opetukseen (4 op)

Osallistuminen opetukseen
Hyväksytty - hylätty