Philosophical Foundations of Responsible Research (online course)
September – November 2021
(specific dates vary by location; see below)
This doctoral course is an introduction to scientific research on business and management. It focuses on the philosophical foundations of empirical science. These foundational issues are central to the work of a scientist in constructing understanding and explanation of important phenomena in our natural and social world.
See the table below for a preview version of the course syllabus.
The two-credit equivalent (U.S.)/three-credit equivalent (H.K.) course is for doctoral students in business and management. It is suitable for doctoral students in all disciplines within the business school.
Students applying for the RRBM Dare to Care Scholarship are encouraged to take this course which will help them in preparing the dissertation scholarship proposal. Scholarship applicants are welcome to participate as auditing students or to take for credit from one of the options listed below.
All auditing students will receive a certificate of completion from RRBM, upon completing the course. Due to the nature of the course design, we accept auditing students who are committed to participate fully in all ten sessions and to complete all assignments. To gain the most benefits from the discussions, students are expected to have done all the readings assigned. We encourage reading as many of the assigned readings as possible before the course begins in September.