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General Information

This doctorial seeks to promote and enhance consideration and open debate through a participatory strategy in the current context of research issues. It also aims to facilitate cooperation and networking between PhD professors and students. In this sense, the purpose of this summer program is to build an exchange partnership between the University of Alicante's Economy, Business, Communication doctoral program and the Caledonian University's Economy, Business, Communication doctoral program based on the teaching and supervision of PhD students from both universities in order to develop the best practices and academic expertise.
The idea is to see what each University has to offer and to adopt the best methods and practices from each institution. This exchange of expertise will be based on improving the PhD experience from the perspective of both supervisors and students.  This is an opportunity to share experiences and look at how every day research problems can be resolved. Our intention to learn from each other whilst creating new materials and recognising good practices at every stage of the PhD process.

  • Director: Vicente García Escrivá
  • Department: Communication and Social Psychology. University of Alicante
  • Co-organized with Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Credits: 20 hours / 2 credits / ECTS
  • Date: from June 26 to June 30, 2017 (1 week and 20 hours)
  • Price: UA students: 80 Euros. Non UA students: 100 Euros
  • Venue: University of Alicante Campus. Germán Bernácer Building
    first floor. Classroom n. 2, first floor
  • Admission requirements: Intermediate English Level. This summer course will be open to all PhD students and staff supervisors, with special attention to those in Economy, Social Sciences or Communication
  • Requirements for obtaining the diploma or certificate: Your grade in this class will depend on your class attendance, performance on a final exam and a presentation (team work)
  • All the classes are taught in English






MONDAY 26                

16:00 - 16:30 Introduction to the summer course
                      Vicente García Escrivá & Felipe Ruiz Moreno. University of Alicante

16:30 - 18:30 Is the case study a legitimate research approach or simply a good story?
                       Keith Halcro. Glasgow Caledonian University

18:30 - 19:00 Break

19:00 - 21:00 International mobility programmes: A personal experience
                      Zuzzanna Cejmer. Glasgow Caledonian University

 TUESDAY 27            

16:00 - 18:00 Systematic Literature Reviews
Lindsey Carey.
Glasgow Caledonian University

18:00 - 18:30 Break

18:30 - 20:30 Qualitative data collection and analysis
Julie McColl. Glasgow Caledonian University


11:00 - 18:00 Cultural Activity

THURSDAY 29      

16:00 - 18:00 Navigating the Doctoral Experience: The Importance of Having a Positive Approach
                      Irene García. Glasgow Caledonian University 

18:00 - 18:30 Break

18:30 - 20:30 Workshop: Audio Sculpture in Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, by Isabel Coixet
                      Patricia Hart. Purdue University

FRIDAY 30                       

16:00 - 21:00 Workshop: How to create video contents easily and spread your research/academic project
Javier Cabrera y Óscar Oncina. Taller Audiovisual

 21:00 - 21:30 Course closure
                       Vicente García Escrivá. University of Alicante



Your grade in this class will depend on your class attendance, performance on a final exam and a presentation (team work).


  • Pre-registration and registration information

If the number of students enrolled in the course does not exceed the minimum University of Alicante can resolve the non-celebration of the course.


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University of Alicante 'Rafael Altamira' Summer Courses

Cursos de Verano de la Universidad de Alicante "Rafael Altamira"
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