課程資訊
課程名稱
研究範式與寫作出版
Research Paradigms and Manuscript Writing 
開課學期
108-2 
授課對象
管理學院  商學研究所  
授課教師
江俊毅 
課號
MBA7062 
課程識別碼
741EM9750 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一A,B,C(18:25~21:05) 
上課地點
管一204 
備註
本課程以英語授課。
限博士班
總人數上限:20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1082MBA7062_ 
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課程概述

The aim of this course is to introduce Ph.D. students to the world of research in business disciplines, including accounting and information systems. Students will gain an understanding of how scientific research is undertaken, as well as being introduced to a number of different approaches to research. The overall aim is for Ph.D. students to develop the background needed to undertake research that is ethical, significant, rigorous, and relevant to practice. Students should be able to critically evaluate their own research and that of others, across a range of research approaches. This is not a course for Master students. 

課程目標
1. Describe the research process and what is meant by “science” and the “scientific method”.
2. Understand the place of theory in research, the nature of theory and theory building versus theory testing.
3. Discuss critically the different approaches that are argued for in different research paradigms in the philosophy of science.
4. Be able to analyze a research problem area and formulate research questions for a research project that is both significant and feasible for a Ph.D. program.
5. Engage in research that is mindful of the interests of participants and stakeholders and at all times adheres to relevant codes of practice and aims for the highest standards of ethical conduct.
6. Be able to choose a research design to address research questions as posed, while being mindful of issues of validity, reliability and measurement.
7. Plan a research study using any one of several methods, including: experimental, archival, survey and qualitative approaches.
8. Know how to present the results of a research project in a research article/ thesis in an effective manner.
9. Be able to develop a research proposal for a topic of their choice.  
課程要求
1. Choose and fix your seat in the classroom
2. Form your discussion group
3. Participate actively, both in the class and in the group
4. Complete the case assignments and readings before coming to the class
5. Some knowledge of the use of statistical methods in business research is required 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 
參考書目
Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, by Lawrence Neuman, Pearson 
指定閱讀
1. D.A. Whtten, 1989. “What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution.” Academy of Management Review, 14:490-495.
2. Sutton, R.I. and Staw, B.M. 1995. What theory is not. Administrative Science Quarterly, 40:371-384.
3. Dubin, R. 1976. Theory building in applied areas. In M. Dunnette (Ed.), Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: 17-39. Chicago: Rand McNally.
4. McGahan, A. 2007. Academic research that matters to managers: On zebras, dogs, lemmings, hammers, and tunips. Academy of Management Journal, 50: 748-753.
5. Kashdan, T.B. and Silvia, P.J. 2009. Curiosity and interests: the benefits of thriving on novelty and challenge. In C.R. Snyder and S.J. Lopez (Eds.), Oxford handbook of positive psychology (2nd ed.): 367-374. Oxford, U,K.: Oxford University Press.
6. Alvesson, M. and Sandberg, J. 2011. Generating research questions through problematization. Academy of Management Review, 36:247-271. Assignment: Identify 3 potential research topics for your final proposal
7. McGahan, A. 2007. Academic research that matters to managers: On zebras, dogs, lemmings, hammers, and tunips. Academy of Management Journal, 50: 748-753.
8. Kashdan, T.B. and Silvia, P.J. 2009. Curiosity and interests: the benefits of thriving on novelty and challenge. In C.R. Snyder and S.J. Lopez (Eds.), Oxford handbook of positive psychology (2nd ed.): 367-374. Oxford, U,K.: Oxford University Press.
9. Alvesson, M. and Sandberg, J. 2011. Generating research questions through problematization. Academy of Management Review, 36:247-271. Assignment: Identify 3 potential research topics for your final proposal
10. Locke, K. and Golden-Biddel, K. 1997. Constructing opportunities for contribution: Structuring intertextual coherence and “problematizing” in organizational studies. Academy of Management Journal, 40: 1023-1062.
11. Hollenbeck, J.R. 2008. The role of editing in knowledge development: Consensus shifting and consensus creation. In Y. Baruch, A.M. Konard, H. Aguinus, and W.H. Starbuck (Eds.). Journal editing: Opening the black box: 16-26. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
12. Gulati, R. and Westphal, J.D., 1999. Cooperative or controlling? The effects of CEO-board relations and the content of interlocks on the information of joint ventures. Administrative Science Quarterly, 44: 473-506. Assignment: Identify 3 key papers on the your proposal topics
13. Davis, M.S. 1971. That’s interesting! Toward a phenomenology of sociology and a sociology of phenomenology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 1:309-344.
14. Graebner, ME. 2009. Caveat venditor: Trust asymmetries in acquisitions of entrepreneurial firms. Academy of Management Journal, 52:435-472.
15. Agarwal, R., Echambadi, R., Franco, A., & Sarkar, MB. 2004. Knowledge transfer through inheritance: Spinout generation, development, and survival. Academy of Management Journal, 47:501-522. In-class presentation: Presenting your potential proposal research topic
16. A Rulebook for Arguments: Fourth Edition, Anthony Weston. Assignment: Refining your arguments for your proposed hypotheses
17. Bem, D.J. 1987. Writing the empirical journal article. In M.P. Zanna and JM. Darley (Eds.), The compleat academic: A practical guide for the beginning social scientist: 171-201. New York: Random House.
18. Alvesson, M. and Karreman, D. 2007. Constructing mystery: Empirical matters in theory development. Academy of Management Journal, 32:1265-1281.
19. Bommer, W.H., Dierdorff, E.C. and Rubin, R.S., 2007. Does prevalence mitigate relevance? The moderating effect of group-level OCB on employee performance. Academy of Management Journal, 50:1481-1494. In-class presentation: The arguments in your proposed hypotheses
20. Colquitt, JA. And Gioia, D.E., 2011. Building theory about theory building: What constitutes a theoretical contribution? Academy of Management Review, 36:12-32.
21. Faems, D., Janssens, M., Madhok, A. and van Looy, B. 2008. Toward an integrative perspective on alliance governance: connecting contract design, trust dynamics, and contract applications. Academy of Management Journal, 51: 1053-1078.
22. Seibert, S.E., Karimer, M.L., and Liden, R.C. 2003. A social capital theory of career success. Academy of Management Journal, 44:219-237.
23. Podsakoff, PM, MacKenaie, SB., and Podsakoff, N. 2003. Common method biases in behavioural research: A critical review of the literature and recommended remedies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 25: 879-903.
24. Becker, T.E. 2005. Potential problems in the statistical control of variables in organizational research: A qualitative analysis with recommendations. Organizational Research Methods, 8: 274-289. Assignment: Revisiting your proposal on methodology section 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Class participation 
30% 
 
2. 
Research Proposal (and Presentation) 
40% 
 
3. 
In-class exam I 
15% 
 
4. 
In-class exam II 
15% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/17  Introduction to Research Paradigms and Manuscript Writing 
第2週
2/24  Theory-Building Oriented Research

Assignment
Reading1. Reading2. Reading3 
第3週
3/02  Theory and Research

Assignment
Reading4. Reading5. Reading6 
第4週
3/09  Topic Choice

Assignment
Reading7. Reading8. Reading9 
第5週
3/16  Setting the Hook
Assignment
Reading10. Reading11. Reading12 
第6週
3/23  Grounding Hypotheses

Assignment
Reading13. Reading14. Reading15 
第7週
3/30  In-class exam I  
第8週
4/06  Holiday 
第9週
4/13  Arguments and Arguments-Deductive
Pre-proposal presentation

Assignment
Reading16  
第10週
4/20  Crafting the Method and Results and Causes Arguments
Pre-proposal presentation

Assignment
Reading17. Reading18. Reading19 
第11週
4/27  Discussion of Theoretical Implications

Assignment
Reading20. Reading21. Reading22 
第12週
5/04  Research Design

Assignment
Reading23. Reading24 
第13週
5/11  Survey Research 
第14週
5/18  In-class exam II 
第15週
5/25  Guest Speaker  
第16週
6/01  Research Proposal Presentation I 
第17週
6/08  Research Proposal Presentation II 
第18週
6/15  Research Proposal Presentation III