Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Technology, Innovation & Policy Studies



Schedule and Lectures

Day 1, Thursday - June 16

9:00-10:00: Workshop - 1: Student introduction and brief presentation of interviews/work conducted

10:30-11:30: Lecture 1 - Anne McCAnts
Title: “Introduction to interdisciplinary research methods in technology, innovation and policy studies”

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-12:45 : Lecture 2 – Giorgio Sirilli
Title: “Statistical indicators: their relevance, limitations and use in innovation studies and policy making” (to be confirmed)

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:00: Lecture 3 – Bob Schwartz
Title: "Big Data in Texts: Essential Aspects of Text Mining using Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis"

15:00-15:45 Lecture 4 – to be defined Title: “Research design, research questions and research methods?”

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:00: Lecture 5 - Eduardo Beira
Title: “Simulation technologies as a research method: economy and public policy in mid 20th century – reflections on Unemployment and money. The principles involved by Michael Polanyi (1941)”

17:00-19:00: Workshop - 2: Studio work with students and faculty

Day 2, Friday - June 17

9:00-10:00: Workshop - 3: Discussion with brief presentations by Students

10:00-11:00: Lecture 6 - Giorgio Sirilli and Eduardo Beira
Title: “Public speaking and presentations” and "Rhetorics in technology and R&D"

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30:13:00 Workshop - 3: Studio work with students and faculty

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:00 Lecture 7 – Teresa Heitor
Title: “Building a narrative in urban studies: case studies in innovation studies in architecture”

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-16:30: Lecture 6 - Eduardo Beira
Title: “Visual analysis, non-linearities and complexity: from Neurath to modern visualization”

16h30-17:30: Lecture 7 - Anne McCAnts
Title: “Research Ethics and Other Lessons learned from technology, innovation and policy studies”

17:30-17:45 Break

17:45-Lecture 7 - Bob Schwartz
Title: “Geography Matters: Discovering Spatial Patterns and Relationships using GIS"

18h00-19h30: Workshop - 4: Final discussion with students

20h30: dinner and party in old Lisbon (to be confirmed)