Research Methods Academy (22. - 23. august 2016)

Mandag, 22. august 2016 - 9:00 til Tirsdag, 23. august 2016 - 17:00


Research Methods Academy 2016 - For researchers, professionals, decisionmakers and end-users of research

This 2-day programme will sharpen your ability to identify the appropriate research method and provide you with valuable inspiration to innovative solutions to your own challenges or to traditional research approaches. You will learn how to identify the potentials and challenges of research and research-based practices, and your enhanced understanding of reasearch methods will strengthen the general quality and outcome of the research. The programme will also strenghten your ability to assess the quality and relevance of scientific results in policy-making processes.




Participation in Research Methods Academy gives you:

  • An overview of research methods trends
  • Inspiration to your own research which may lead to innovative solutions to traditional research approaches
  • Competencies to enhance your contribution of qualified input to research methods to other's research projects
  • Insight into how research adds value to your own organization
  • Ability to assess the relevance and the quality of scientific results/reseasrch reports


The programme is designed for researchers, research managers, administrators, decision-makers, and professionals from public or private organizations, e.g. universities, universities of applied science, ministries, think tanks and research-intensive consultancies or companies.


Day 1 - module 1
This module examines how research functions as a part of the knowledge production system and how it relates to innovation. What is characteristic for an innovation system and for an innovative organization?

Key benefits from module 1

Module 1 enhances participants understanding of:

  • The function and structure of the research system and some of its basic norms and values
  • What innovation is in relation to research
  • The various types of differences between research and innovation

Day 1 - module 2
Module 2 presents an overview of some current issues facing research - especially when research seeks interdisciplinarity and addresses important societal challenges. This is important because there are different disciplines and conceptions of how knowledge and research can
contribute to solutions of pressing problems. This module addresses the differences between forms of research and the role of differencent forms of knowledge, especially the possibility or non-possibility of getting causal knowledge.

Key benefits from module 2

Module 2 provides participants with:

  • Insight into the basics of interdisciplinary research
  • The identification and understanding of various conceptions of interdisciplinarity
  • The relation between types of problems and research designs in the different parts of the research system – science, social science, and humanities
  • An overview of the relation between forms of interdisciplinarity and research of important societal problems – i. e. problems that involve issues from different knowledge and research forms e.g. ecology and economics, medicine and psychology

Day 2 - module 3

Module 3 will target central concepts that play a role in discussions on the research system. Focus will be on the so-called Mode 1 and Mode 2 types of research and how this influential typology has affected research policy and organization. Finally, the acquired findings of module 1 and 2 will be part of the discussion of future tendencies as to interdisciplinarity.

Key benefits from module 3

Module 3 enhances participants knowledge of:

  • Central developments and debates concerning the research system
  • Research types and the attached research system
  • Current development tendencies
  • How these issues relate to challenges in their own organizations

Day 2 - module 4
Module 4 identifies the various ways in which research is used to create or justify practices and policies. This is an important role different from the one where we use research to support innovation. There is a growing tendency to make policies and practices research-based. What does that mean and imply? The role of knowledge and research in the so-called knowledge economy is important here as is the growing desire in especially the public sector to make practices and policies grounded in research and scientific knowledge. This involves various types of knowledge-roles, such as the one of the researcher focusing on what we do not know, the expert who knows what we know, and the professional whose competence is based on knowing what we know and do not know.

Key benefits from module 4

Module 4 provides participants with:

  • Enhanced understanding of how research can be used and misused in creating and justifying practices and policies
  • Insight into some of the central areas where research plays an important role in shaping policies and strategies
  • Broader knowledge on the relation between the roles of researchers, experts, and professionals


The sessions will be interactive, alternating between presentations, group work, and presentations of cases, and the participants are expected to prepare a brief description of central challenges from their own organisation or research.

Professor Dr. Hans Siggaard Jensen

Professor in philosophy of science at Aarhus University. Hans has been doing research and teaching in a wide range of the sciences from medical science, engineering science, business and education. He has a background in philosophy, mathematics (specializing in mathematic logic) and psychology. He has extensive experience from working with the Danish and International research systems.

Dr. Alfons Sauquet Rovira

Professor at the Dep. of People Management and organization. Global Dean of ESADE Business And Law Schools (Spain), and Doctor of Education from Columbia University. His research focuses on knowledge management, learning in organizations, practice and knowledge, social networks, culture as a shaping context and team learning.









Praktiske forhold: 


22-23 August, 2016
CBS Executive, Porcelænshaven 22,
2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

DKK 12,250 (exclusive VAT).
The fee includes tuition, study materials, and catering in connection with the programme.

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Deadline: 23 June 2016

The Research Methods Academy is developed in co-operation between CBS Executive and The Lime Guild. Minor changes to the program or venue may occur.