Speaker Series 2024 February 16th

Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation & Rhetoric along with the PhD in Argumentation Studies at the University of Windsor invite you to a talk by

Dr. Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech, Faculty of Engineering; Interdisciplinary PhD Program

Navigating the Interdisciplinary Seas: A Guide to the Research Process and Management for Graduate Students in Argumentation

ABSTRACT: In the dynamic realm of academia, graduate students pursuing interdisciplinary programs encounter distinctive challenges when working across diverse fields. This presentation seeks to empower graduate students in Argumentation Studies by offering a comprehensive guide to the research process and effective project management.  The session will commence by exploring the unique characteristics of interdisciplinary research within the field of Argumentation Studies, emphasizing the importance of synthesizing insights from various disciplines. Participants will gain insights into formulating research questions that bridge disciplinary boundaries and contribute meaningfully to the broader academic discourse.  

As the research journey progresses, effective project management becomes a cornerstone for success. The presentation will delve into strategies for organizing and prioritizing tasks, managing time efficiently, and maintaining equilibrium between depth and breadth in research. Special emphasis will be placed on the challenges and benefits of interdisciplinary research, highlighting how integrating perspectives from diverse fields enriches the research process.  Additionally, the session will address the significance of a robust literature review in interdisciplinary research, guiding students on navigating a vast array of sources and extracting pertinent information. Attendees will also receive practical tips on choosing and refining research methodologies to align with the interdisciplinary nature of Argumentation Studies, fostering a comprehensive approach to investigation.

By emphasizing organizational skills and practical suggestions for moving research along, this presentation aims to equip graduate students in Argumentation Studies with essential tools for successfully navigating the interdisciplinary research landscape. The goal is to ensure a seamless and impactful academic journey by enabling students to manage their time effectively and prioritize writing within the broader research process.

More seasoned researchers are warmly invited and encouraged to actively participate by sharing their invaluable experiences and suggestions for succeeding in interdisciplinary research.


Friday, February 16, 2024

3:00 pm

Chrysler Hall North, 1163