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Summer 2017 Research Boot Camp


The Research Committee is organizing the Summer 2017 Research Boot Camp ahead of planning the next Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS) conference series. For those who have joined Middlesex University Dubai since our 3rd ERPBSS conference in 2015, further information on this series is available at The 4th ERPBSS will take place in January 2018 (more details on this will follow in the coming weeks) 

Middlesex University Dubai would like to invite you to the below Research Boot Camp sessions. If you wish to reserve your seat for the Boot Camp, you can do so by writing to Dr. Lynda Hyland on

Date, time, place

Topics / Presenters

What it will involve

Sunday 11th June



Lab 103, B-16

Choosing the right analysis



(Ajit Karnik, Lynda Hyland)


This session will involve discussions on different types of research, including qualitative and quantitative studies. It will benefit those who have a project in mind and who would like to get further support in choosing the most appropriate analysis.


Sunday 11th June





Lab 103, B-16

Increasing the visibility of your research: You’ve written it now get people to read it!


(Cody Paris)


This practical session will focus on how we can share our research findings with the wider academic community and enhance the visibility of our research profiles.




Note to attendees: Please bring your publications with you in soft copy form (your pre-print Word Doc and/or PDF; e.g.,

Monday 12th June



Room 009,B-17


Null hypothesis significance testing


(Bianca Bertl)

This theoretical workshop will focus on the basic principles of null hypothesis significance testing and interpretation of p-values.

Monday 12th June



Lab 103, B-16

Choosing the right forum for your research


(Cody Paris)

This short session will involve discussion of journals and conferences, and how to assess the quality of these, when considering a forum for your research.


Note to attendees: Bring your research papers with you.


Monday 12th June




Lab 103, B-16

Coauthoring papers with students



(Anita Kashi, Lynda Hyland)

This first half of this session will focus on the procedure of working with students on their dissertations/ projects, ethical issues, and authorship guidelines. The second part of the session will be one-on-one, and will involve discussions about specific projects.


Note to attendees: Please bring examples of students’ work which you are considering developing into publications.

Wednesday 28th June, 5th July, and 12th July from 10:00-15:00

... and …

Wednesday 16th August, 23rd August, and 30th August from 10:00-15:00


(Room TBA)

Writing Workshop and Retreat


(Daphne Demetriou; Research Committee)

This is what we all need, an opportunity to focus on our writing. Whether this is the first paragraph of your paper, or putting the final touches to a completed manuscript, this session aims to give you the time, space, and support to work on this.


Research Coaching

This new initiative by the Research Committee aims to pair those who would like to avail of research support with other faculty members. You can request a one-to-one session geared towards supporting you on research-related topics. This might be anything from discussing ideas and appropriate methods, to developing student work, reviewing a draft, identifying a journal, etc…


Further details on this to follow.



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