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Research Fellowship Conclusions Fellowship Summary
research talk 101[Writing Effective Literature
Review in Social Science]
JAIN University
professor of strategic HRM,
head- research in management,
brand ambassador, Asian HR Board, India
mm.bagal...
Observation for 10 years
Preparation 2 years in
advance
1995 First PhD
2008 Second PhD
Guided 6
Guiding 11
Managing around...
My experience with scholars !!!
No Time
Dint know what to do
Just took a topic / subject
Later will see
Went to library. B...
Motivation:
Why should I do research?
Motivation:
Why should I do research?
• Internal drive
o Research interest (sense of achievement / fulfillment, curiosity)...
Mindset of researcher..
Discover….. Create…..Explore
Knowledge creation
New direction
New approach
Others start thinking
Challenges !!!
• How do I start
• Where Do I start from
• What do I do ….
• Why I should with this stuff
?
3 category of Writing !!!
Craft a Researchable Story/ picture that captures
BOTH ….. HEART and MIND
What general area or topic do you want to focus ...
Journals??.... Impact, Citations, References,
Frequency with which the Journal Article is/ are cited in other Peer reviewe...
What's in it to for me !!!
GAP
Critical views
Direction
Interpretations
Framework
Themes
Key Words
Focus…..
What are the key theories, concepts and
ideas?
What are the main questions and
problems that have been addressed ...
Leads to …..
Theory Building
Theoretical Framing
Foundation
Framework
Design….. Add/ Don’t add/ Cant add…..
Be clear about...
CIMO - context, intervention, mechanism,
outcome
What general area or topic do you want to focus on?
Why?
What specific re...
Most Sort after Journals….
The Best
AOM….. Academy of Management
AOM….. Academy of Management review
Administrative Scienc...
Key journals
india
Vikalpa
Management review
Manager
MLS
EPW
TISS
Your narrative flow
• Here is a problem
• It’s an interesting problem
• It’s an unsolved problem
• Here is my idea
• My id...
Your narrative flow
Here’s how my idea compares to other people’s
approaches
Step 1….Failure to place the study in the bro...
Sources…..
Conference papers
Books / Theses, dissertations and research in progress
Working papers or unpublished papers
D...
tell how this research work make
LIFE BETTER
19
The Key Ingredients of
Research: Contribution
• One major contribution is better than many small
ones
• Which journal
•...
The skeleton
• What was the research question?
• What theoretical approach underpins each paper?
• What methodology was ad...
Use simple language
FREE OF
JARGONS
some observation
Clear sentence / clarity
Straight to point
Repetitions
Logic flow
Complex language
Dense sentence
Too man...
How to Get Published in Internationally Refereed
Business Journals
How to Get Published in Internationally Refereed
Busine...
Formulating a Publication Strategy
Understanding the Publication Process
Structuring a Research Article/ Paper
Significanc...
Innovative content
New research questions
Looking at an old problem in new way
The hotness of the topic
Should have practi...
Journals??.... Impact, Citations, References,
Frequency with which the Journal Article is/ are cited in other Peer reviewe...
Thank you
Writing Effective Literature Review in Social Science.
Writing Effective Literature Review in Social Science.
Writing Effective Literature Review in Social Science.
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  1. 1. Research Fellowship Conclusions Fellowship Summary research talk 101[Writing Effective Literature Review in Social Science]
  2. 2. JAIN University professor of strategic HRM, head- research in management, brand ambassador, Asian HR Board, India mm.bagali@jainuniversity.ac.in www.linkedin.com/in/mmbagali mm bagali, phd CMS Business School / Bangalore
  3. 3. Observation for 10 years Preparation 2 years in advance 1995 First PhD 2008 Second PhD Guided 6 Guiding 11 Managing around 90 Co-Guide 15 CMS Business School / Bangalore Idea Idea Idea Reviewing Personal research map….
  4. 4. My experience with scholars !!! No Time Dint know what to do Just took a topic / subject Later will see Went to library. But…… Dint find the journal and et al……
  5. 5. Motivation: Why should I do research?
  6. 6. Motivation: Why should I do research? • Internal drive o Research interest (sense of achievement / fulfillment, curiosity) o Strong ambition (self-expectation) o Rejuvenated • External drive o Degree and diploma o Parents, teachers, friends o Peer pressure (sense of honor and responsibility) o Small success o I have PhD…. Security
  7. 7. Mindset of researcher.. Discover….. Create…..Explore Knowledge creation New direction New approach Others start thinking
  8. 8. Challenges !!! • How do I start • Where Do I start from • What do I do …. • Why I should with this stuff ?
  9. 9. 3 category of Writing !!!
  10. 10. Craft a Researchable Story/ picture that captures BOTH ….. HEART and MIND What general area or topic do you want to focus on? Why? What specific review question will you address? Is it specific enough? Where is this question from? Why is it important or interesting? Who is the review for? Practitioners? Researchers? Both? What type of literature review do you want to do? What do we already know about the topic? What do you have to say critically about what is already known? Has anyone else ever done anything exactly the same as what is proposed? Has anyone else done anything that is related? Where does your work fi t in with what has gone before? Why is your research worth doing in the light of what has already been done?
  11. 11. Journals??.... Impact, Citations, References, Frequency with which the Journal Article is/ are cited in other Peer reviewed Jl Based on Six- Seven year period The composition of Editorial Board Indicates the importance of that jl to Research world/ researchers Categorizing the jl under quality areas Limitations … New and Old Availability and Non availability Concept papers not cited much
  12. 12. What's in it to for me !!! GAP Critical views Direction Interpretations Framework Themes Key Words
  13. 13. Focus….. What are the key theories, concepts and ideas? What are the main questions and problems that have been addressed to date? What are the major issues and debates about the topic? How has knowledge in the topic been structured and organized? How have approaches to these questions increased our understanding and knowledge? What are the origins and definitions of the topic? What are the key sources? What's your direction !!! Critical Evaluation…… 3D- Length / Breath / Depth
  14. 14. Leads to ….. Theory Building Theoretical Framing Foundation Framework Design….. Add/ Don’t add/ Cant add….. Be clear about the scope/boundaries of the review Formulate clear review questions Make extensive efforts to find ALL the relevant literature
  15. 15. CIMO - context, intervention, mechanism, outcome What general area or topic do you want to focus on? Why? What specific review question will you address? Is it specific enough? Where is this question from? Why is it important or interesting? Who is the review for? Practitioners? Researchers? Both? What type of literature review do you want to do? Create a database Key words Library sources Range of Data base Range of Sources Periodicals Trends over the years
  16. 16. Most Sort after Journals…. The Best AOM….. Academy of Management AOM….. Academy of Management review Administrative Science Quarterly Strategic Management Journal Jl of International Business Studies Organizational Science
  17. 17. Key journals india Vikalpa Management review Manager MLS EPW TISS
  18. 18. Your narrative flow • Here is a problem • It’s an interesting problem • It’s an unsolved problem • Here is my idea • My idea works (details, data) • Here’s how my idea compares to other people’s approaches • Howwwww ????
  19. 19. Your narrative flow Here’s how my idea compares to other people’s approaches Step 1….Failure to place the study in the broader context Step 2 …. Old or out-dated Step 3….. Literature not relevant to the study Step 4 …. Too short or too long study Step 5 …. The literature argues against itself
  20. 20. Sources….. Conference papers Books / Theses, dissertations and research in progress Working papers or unpublished papers Documents on the internet / Government publications, official statistics Personal requests to knowledgeable researchers and/or practitioners Reports from relevant institutions: companies, public bodies Journals Theses Government publications and official statistics Reference works, general guides to the literature and guides to the literature in particular subject areas (compendium catalogues) Web sites Plagiarism Copyright Censored material
  21. 21. tell how this research work make LIFE BETTER
  22. 22. 19 The Key Ingredients of Research: Contribution • One major contribution is better than many small ones • Which journal • The years to refer • What is the contribution type? o Knowledge discovery, invention, integration, application • Identify, describe, and demonstrate the big idea • Asking the right problem, then asking the problem right
  23. 23. The skeleton • What was the research question? • What theoretical approach underpins each paper? • What methodology was adopted for the collection of data? • How were the data analyzed? • What was the nature and the size of the sample? • What were the key findings? • How many times has the article been cited?
  24. 24. Use simple language FREE OF JARGONS
  25. 25. some observation Clear sentence / clarity Straight to point Repetitions Logic flow Complex language Dense sentence Too many jargon Hanging at a point Connectivity / thread
  26. 26. How to Get Published in Internationally Refereed Business Journals How to Get Published in Internationally Refereed Business Journals
  27. 27. Formulating a Publication Strategy Understanding the Publication Process Structuring a Research Article/ Paper Significance on Abstract and Introduction section Adequate Literature Search Choice of an Appropriate Methodology Presenting results Reference presentation and style of presenting The Right form of Tables, graphs, Figure, Diagrams The Length and Style of Presenting (formatting the paper)
  28. 28. Innovative content New research questions Looking at an old problem in new way The hotness of the topic Should have practical value Avoid too technical terms Novel approach / novel answers Break through contribution New set of variables, not considered in earlier study How it helps manage the problem differently Introduce a novel perspective to an existing problem
  29. 29. Journals??.... Impact, Citations, References, Frequency with which the Journal Article is/ are cited in other Peer reviewed Jl Cited after your paper publication (within 2 years) Based on Three year period The composition of Editorial Board Periodicity Indicates the importance of that jl to Research world/ researchers Categorizing the jl under quality areas Limitations … New and Old Availability and Non availability Concept papers not cited much
  30. 30. Thank you

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