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
103-1 
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
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
 
備註
本課程以英語授課。歡迎有興趣外系生與老師聯絡。上課教室:管一401。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1031MBA7062_ 
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課程概述

The aim of this course is to introduce 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 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. 

課程目標
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

• Describe the research process and what is meant by “science” and the “scientific method”.
• Understand the place of theory in research, the nature of theory and theory building versus theory testing.
• Discuss critically the different approaches that are argued for in different research paradigms in the philosophy of science.
• Be able to analyse a research problem area and formulate research questions for a research project that is both significant and feasible for an Honours or PhD programme.
• 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.
• Be able to choose a research design to address research questions as posed, while being mindful of issues of validity, reliability and measurement.
• Plan a research study using any one of several methods, including: experimental, archival, survey and qualitative approaches.
• Know how to present the results of a research project in a research article and/or thesis in an effective manner.
• Be able to develop a research proposal for a topic of their choice.
 
課程要求
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
 
參考書目
待補 
指定閱讀
Venkatesh, V. (2011). Road to Success: A Guide for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty Members in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

FROM THE EDITORS PUBLISHING IN AMJ – Seven Parts Series, Academy of Management Journal, 2011-2012.

Boice, R. (1990). Professor as Writers. New Forums Press, New York.
 
評量方式
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課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/16  Introduction to the course 
第2週
9/23  Reading materials  
第3週
9/30  Theory and Research
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.  
第4週
10/07  Topic Choice (Part I)
1. McGahan, A. 2007. Academic research that matters to managers: On zebras, dogs, lemmings, hammers, and tunips. Academy of Management Journal, 50: 748-753.
2. 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.
3. 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  
第5週
10/14  Setting the Hook (Part III)
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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  
第6週
10/21  Grounding Hypotheses (Part IV)
1. 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.
2. Graebner, ME. 2009. Caveat venditor: Trust asymmetries in acquisitions of entrepreneurial firms. Academy of Management Journal, 52:435-472.
3. 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  
第7週
10/28  In-class exam I: Writing a Review Report (2 Articles: Pick-up one) 
第8週
11/04  Arguments (Ch1) and Arguments (Ch4)-Deductive
1. A Rulebook for Arguments: Fourth Edition, Anthony Weston.
Assignment: Refining your arguments for your proposed hypotheses  
第9週
11/11  Crafting the Method and Results (Part V) and Causes Arguments (Ch3)
1. 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.
2. Alvesson, M. and Karreman, D. 2007. Constructing mystery: Empirical matters in theory development. Academy of Management Journal, 32:1265-1281.
3. 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  
第10週
11/18  (11/18) Discussion Theoretical Implications (Part VI)
1. Colquitt, JA. And Gioia, D.E., 2011. Building theory about theory building: What
constitutes a theoretical contribution? Academy of Management Review, 36:12-32.
2. 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.
3. 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.  
第11週
11/25  Research Design (Part II) and Extended Arguments (Ch5)
1. 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.
2. 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
 
第12週
12/02  In-class exam II: Writing a Review Report (2 Articles: Pick-up one)  
第13週
12/09  Survey Research—measurement and construct development
Assignment: Refining your constructs in your proposal
 
第14週
12/16  Qualitative Research and Inductive Arguments (Ch2)  
第15週
12/23  How do you publish your research manuscript?  
第16週
12/30  Research Proposal Presentation  
第17週
1/06  Research Proposal Presentation