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Mastering research communication with Professor Robert Faff

2024-05-15 11:04:00

How to make science more transparent? This was one of the questions that guided a series of events and meetings hosted by the Institute of Finance with Robert Faff, Honorary Professor from The University of Queensland, in the first two weeks of May.
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During his visit to Corvinus, Professor Faff conducted three insightful workshops, exploring important aspects of research communication and responsible scientific practices. 

 1) “Pitching Research Matters” In the first workshop, held on Friday, 3rd of May, attendees had the opportunity to learn about good practices regarding research pitch. Professor Faff introduced the Pitching Research Framework (PRF), which empowers academics to effectively communicate their early research ideas clearly and objectively. The template covers aspects such as the basic research question, key papers, motivation, core idea, data sources, tools, novelty, significance, contribution, collaboration considerations, target journals, and risk assessment. 

 2) “Responsible Science Matters” On Monday, 6th of May, Professor Faff delivered a thought-provoking seminar about the importance of credible, relevant, and independent research, emphasizing the necessity of embracing “Open Science” practices as a crucial step towards becoming responsible scientists. Attendees were encouraged to adopt pre-registered research, a process that focuses on publishing proposed projects based on great ideas before the research itself is complete. 

3) “Be Inspired by InSPiR2eS” The visit culminated in a workshop on Wednesday, 8th of May, which provided Ph.D. students and early career researchers with opportunities to put into practice what they had learned in the previous sessions. Hence, they prepared and pitched their research ideas, while receiving guidance and mentorship from Professor Faff. 

During his visit, Professor Robert Faff also engaged in a series of strategic meetings with researchers, professors, and university leaders, including colleagues from the Doctoral Schools and the Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS). These sessions provided a platform for fruitful discussions on the future direction of research within the Institute of Finance and at the Corvinus University of Budapest. Professor Faff’s expertise and insights contribute to shaping initiatives aimed at advancing research excellence and fostering collaborations both within our university and beyond. 

Learn more about Professor Robert Faff: 

Robert Faff is an Emeritus Professor of Finance and formerly Director of Research at the University of Queensland Business School (Australia). He has an international reputation in empirical finance research: securing 14 Australian Research Council grants (funding exceeding $4 million); >500 publications; career citations >22,894 (Google Scholar); and an h-index of 74 (Google Scholar). His particular passion is nurturing and developing the career trajectories of early career researchers. Robert has supervised approximately 40 PhD students to successful completion and examined 50 PhD dissertations. Building on a 35-year academic career, his latest focus is “Pitching Research”, now gaining great traction domestically and worldwide (source: cepr.org, updated). 



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