New Research Methods

Futures Entrepreneurship Centre International Week 2017

  • Room 206, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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The second day of the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre International Week will focus on new research methods.

In the first part of this day, an emerging qualitative research method (Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis) will be presented and its use for interdisciplinary research projects will be explicated. 

In the second part of the day, academics, who are interested in publishing in well established journals, will be invited to participate in a practical writing workshop and a networking exercise. 

At the end of the workshop, the participants will have their writing goals developed and their writing skills will be mapped out in response to the journals’ expectations. As a result of the networking exercise, the participants will be able to match their research interest across international groups and identify the potential for joint publications and team research projects. 

This day is committed to advancing high quality research and is suitable for early and mid career researchers.


  • 11:00-11:30 - Registration
  • 11:30-12:30 - Presentation: Qualitative comparative analysis (Dr Mohamed Yacine Haddoud)
  • 12:30-13:30 - Lunch break
  • 13:30-16:00 - Workshop: Writing and publishing for 4 star journals (Professor Richard Saundry)
  • 16:00-16:30 - Opportunity to network

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Today's events

Presentation: Qualitative comparative analysis

Speaker: Dr Mohamed Yacine Haddoud

Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) is an analytic technique that is increasingly popular within the business and management field. 

The use of the fsQCA approach is conducive to identifying causal configurations from a set of empirical cases. Developed by Charles Ragin, fsQCA deals with complex causality perspectives and focuses on asymmetric relationships to report conditions that are sufficient to cause an outcome. In short, fsQCA has the ability to model causation scenarios, where combinations of conditions rather than one condition alone cause the outcome. This would be particularly relevant to study entrepreneurship, which is a causally complex phenomenon driven by a multitude of factors.

Workshop: Writing and publishing for 4 star journals

Speaker: Professor Richard Saundry 

Drawing on his experience as a member of the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society and his own publication experience, Richard will take delegates through the different stages of the publication journey and examine the key challenges facing academic researchers in developing a paper for publication in leading journals


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