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Doctoral Symposium Great Success

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News created: 23 Mar 2010

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Faculty of Business and Economics's first Doctoral Symposium to further research training for HDR candidates was held on 13 & 14 April 2010. Using real projects, academics exposed HDRs to particular techniques by explaining the project at each stage from conceptualisation to data collection, analysis and final write-up.

Over 50 attendees participated in 11 workshops and 2 plenary sessions.

The morning plenary session on the Philosophy of Science was presented by Dr. Steven D'Alessandro.

An interactive Research Hypothetical session was lead by Dr. Niloufer Selvaderai with attendees delving into a hypothetical defamation case.

The Symposium concluded with the second lecture in the HDR Value Lecture series examining the topic of Value and Valuing. Associate Professor Lorne Cummings gave an engaging presentation on "Value in Accounting: An Elusive Concept".

Associate Professor Lorne Cummings

On the 14 April Associate Professor Lorne Cummings presented the second lecture in the series. His lecture was on "Value in Accounting: An Elusive Concept".

The lecture commenced with a look at the different definitions of value and introduced the elusive concept of true value. A/Prof Cummings went on to explore the way different types of assets are valued, and delved into the questions of whether cost used as a proxy for value can be assigned to assets such as human resources, the environment, endangered animals and heritage buildings.
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Tuesday 13th April
Plenary: Philosophy of Science
Steven D'Alessandro

Interventionist Research

Vicki Baard

Modeling Reciprocity Concerns in Economic Decisions

Stephane Mahuteau

Structural Equation Modeling

David Gray

Experimental Design

Steven D'Alessandro

Complex-Systems Agent-based Modeling

Hume Winzar

Reflections on a Critical Perspective on Accounting and Jeremy Bentham's Accounting: the relevance of critical history

Jim Haslam

Research Hypothetical

Niloufer Selvaderai
Wednesday 14th April
Econometrics of Financial Markets Stefan Trueck

Best-Worst Scaling and Conjoint Measurement

Hume Winzar

Qualitative Analysis using NVivo


Social Network Analysis

Cynthia Webster

Choice Modeling

Con Korkofingas

Plenary: Value Series Lecture

Lorne Cummings

Stay tuned for news about the Doctoral Symposium 2, held in Semester 2, 2010


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