- Michiel S. de Vries, Institute for Management Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Iwona Sobis, School of Public Administration, Gothenburg University, Sweden, email@example.com
The day prior to the start of the NISPAcee conference, a PhD seminar will take place in the same venue as the NISPAcee conference, enabling PhD students to improve on their papers with regard to structure and content. The goal of the seminar is to discuss with the students ways in which to improve their papers.
The seminar will discuss the preparation of papers, formulating a relevant research question, putting the research question within a theoretical framework, and conducting the necessary research in a valid and reliable way in order to answer the research question. It is not so much about writing everything down, but more about a substantial discussion about what is required to have a coherent structure in a paper. This part of the seminar is also open for discussing process-related issues and other pressing issues the PhD students themselves come forward with. Beforehand, PhD Students can put forward issues they would like to have discussed in this regard.
During the first part of this seminar, PhD students will receive information and advice from the Chairs and discuss how to improve the presentation of a paper and how to organise papers in such a way that the papers conform to the standards required to have them published. Hence, three sessions will be organised, during which PhD students learn how to improve their papers within a trusted environment. One of these sessions focuses on the structure of the introduction and conclusion of papers; the second on the theoretical section and the third on the methods section and presentation of outcomes.
1. Being a PhD-student from the NISPAcee region.
2. Having a paper in the field of Public Administration the participant is willing to present and discuss or a draft of a research plan for a dissertation.
3. Interest in participating in the entire seminar.
4. Interest in taking part in discussions about the papers and research plans of others.
All kinds of papers are accepted as long as they have an empirical component, be it a case study or a comparative study, and irrespective of whether it is a draft or a final version.
PhD students who submitted a paper proposal for other conference WGs/panels can also apply.
All accepted students should register online for the conference and pay the relevant conference fees. There will be special reduced fees for PhD students with a paper presentation. Registered students can participate in other conference activities afterwards.
From participants of this seminar full paper is required before the conference.
Deadline of full paper submission is 20th of April 2022.
You can find manuscript guidelines on THIS LINK.