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Research conferences and seminars

Alexandre Melnik

Publishing Your Work - Strategies for Moving Forward

Date: 29 & 31 May 2020, 9h00 to 17h30 (EST)

Publishing in peer-reviewed journals requires good papers and good editing. The selection of the right media is also important as well as reading a paper at a conference.


This seminar covers the best practices in writing and publishing research papers. It also covers style, mechanics and correctness as well as submission procedures.



Planning your thesis

Date: 30 May 2020, 9h00 to 17h30 (EST)

This seminar deals with the conceptualization of the preparation of a research project, of the selection of a research format and the collection of information, of analytical strategies, of methods of information collection, of open questions during interviews and of the use of observational methods. The seminar also covers the conceptual framework in which the collected information is located, so as to ensure the relevance and its capacity to answer the questions of the thesis. Thus, the seminar is centered on the definition of problems and of the resulting relevant questions, of the development of simple conceptual models, of the transformation of concepts into operational variables and of the comprehension of different types of conception and of the research and of the methodology of data collection.


Samuel Fosso Wamba

Information Technologies for Business Research

Date: 26 January 2020, 9h00 to 17h30 (EST)

This seminar will allow doctoral students to have a complete vision on the use of information for the purpose of their research. It covers the fundamental notions of important documents and, on this basis, it develops the notion of critical thinking, the creation of new knowledge, and the use of material in this context.


Mounia Benabdallah

Research Methodology - Qualitative

Date: 25 January 2020, 9h00 to 17h30 (EST)

This seminar introduces doctoral students to the basis of the conceptions of qualitative methodologies. The qualitative research techniques are the result of observation and interviews, to analyse and understand group phenomena. This seminar allows doctoral students to distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research methodology, the latter making use of mathematical and statistical tools and select the most appropriate methodology for their work.



Research Methodology - Quantitative

Date: 24 January 2020, 9h00 to 17h30 (EST)

This seminar introduces doctoral students to the basis of the conception of quantitative methods. It explains the specificity of these methods, that use mathematical and statistical tools; what these methods are, and how are they different from qualitative methods, that analyse and understand social phenomena by observation and interviews. This difference will allow doctoral students to selected the more appropriate method for their work.



Writing a Research Report

Date: 30 November 2019, 9h00 to 17h30 (EST)

Writing a research report is a seminar of argumentative writing. Doctoral students will learn to write research documents based on a literature review. The seminars will also be centred on the understanding of information, and in particular on the ability of doctoral students to document themselves, evaluate and use information in the most efficient manner to complete a diversity of reports they will write. They will also practice reading and critical thought.



Introduction to Research

Date: 29 November 2019, 9h00 to 17h30 (EST)

This seminar of introduction to research for doctoral students in management / international relations describes the various steps in the research process and the methodology to conduct a doctoral research programme. Participants must come to the seminar with a defined research project, a first reflection on the research problem and the relevant hypotheses. This seminar will help them refine the question of their project, define the methodology and organize the data.

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