Chapter 2 The Key is in the Reading Finding a Project
Published: September 2015
Component type: chapter
Published in: Research Methods for Business and Management 2nd edn
Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-51-7-2735
This chapter steers towards understanding ideas in the context of academic research so that, even if you thought your idea was a ‘eureka!’ style moment, you will also be able to give it roots in extant and firmly-founded scholarship. In Management studies, ideas are valued for their ‘innovation’, their relevance, and their introduction of the new. First the chapter discusses where ideas come from and how to make ideas ‘interesting’. Then it deconstructs Maclean, Harvey and Chia’s (2012) paper to provide an example of idea generation and justification in practice. It then moves on to explaining how to make sure ideas for projects are modest, delimited and realistic. The chapter concludes by working through how to construct and write a research proposal.
- Andrew MacLaren, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
- Emma Hill, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
For the source title:
- Kevin D O'Gorman, Heriot-Watt University (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6239-6619
- Robert MacIntosh, Heriot-Watt University (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7333-0201
MacLaren & Hill, 2015
MacLaren, A. & Hill, E. (2015) "Chapter 2 The Key is in the Reading Finding a Project" In: O'Gorman, K.D. & MacIntosh, R. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-51-7-2767
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