Methods and methodology in cross-cultural research 27.05.2013-31.05.2013

Kurssikuvaus: This course is held in collaboration with EIASM, see application procedure further down.

There is an increasing trend in management research to conduct cross-cultural, cross-national and cross-disciplinary studies. Methods and methodology for comparative studies, however, require special knowledge and special skills. Researchers involved in cross-cultural comparative projects need to be familiar with the cross-cultural research methods and even be able to create novel methods and techniques in order to increase the validity, reliability, and trustworthiness of cross-cultural research. The empirical design becomes even more complicated, when studies are conducted in transitional and developing economies like China.

Pidempi kurssikuvaus: There is an increasing trend in management research to conduct cross-cultural, cross-national and cross-disciplinary studies. Methods and methodology for comparative studies, however, require special knowledge and special skills. Researchers involved in cross-cultural comparative projects need to be familiar with the cross-cultural research methods and even be able to create novel methods and techniques in order to increase the validity, reliability, and trustworthiness of cross-cultural research. The empirical design becomes even more complicated, when studies are conducted in transitional and developing economies like China.
The course/seminars provide knowledge in:
•conducting cross-cultural research
•quantitative and qualitative cross-cultural comparative methodology
•doing cross-cultural collaborative research
•doing research in transitional and developing economies
•doing research outside your own home country

Muuta: This course is provided in collaboration with EIASM and forms part of the EDEN Doctoral Seminar Programme. The course is funded by a Finnish trust fund and participation is free for Finnish doctoral students from KATAJA full member universities (please note that you need to pay for travel and accommodation yourself). Students from other international EIASM member universities pay a reduced fee. All applications are made through the EDEN Programme web site http://www.eiasm.org/r/default.asp?iId=EEDIIJ

Kurssin yhteyshenkilö: Professor Jorma Larimo

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Kurssin aikataulu: 27.05.2013-31.05.2013

Paikka: University of Vaasa, Finland

Kurssin laajuus opintopisteinä: 6

Kurssin tavoitteet: After the course the participants are familiar with relevant methodological literature on cross-cultural methods. They are able to use the literature as a guideline for their own methodological choices. The participants will understand the difficulties but also the opportunities of conducting cross-cultural research. The participants will receive knowledge, understanding and preparedness to independently develop skills in conducing empirical cross-cultural research.

Kurssin suorittaminen: In order to pass the course you are required to
•read literature for each session (see the preliminary program)
•be active during the sessions
•send in for all participants one page research proposal with emphasis on methods ONE week before the start of the course
•prepare for 4 ppt slides for your brief research proposal presentation in the beginning of the course
•hand in a revised research proposal focusing on cross-cultural methods one month after the course that reflects ALL the course literature (articles, books, and slides) as well as other information given during the course (ca. 15 pages)
•in order to get credits you need to pass all the above parts of the course

Kurssin arviointi: Evaluation of the paper and the activity of student.

Kohderyhmä: Doctoral students and post doctoral researchers who are conducting or are aiming to conduct comparative cross-national/cultural or international research. The participants should be doctoral students or faculty members of universities of KATAJA or cooperation partners of KATAJA.

Kurssin pääluennoitsijana toimii: Professor Hartmut H. Holzmueller, TU Dortmund University, Germany

Muut luennoitsijat: Professor Edwin Nijssen, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, Professor Thomas Salzberger, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria.