Spring 2009 PHD Course

B9712-001: (PhD) Proseminar

W - Full Term, 09:15AM to 12:15PM

Location: URI 327

Instructor: Malia Mason

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The proseminar is designed to introduce first-year PhD students to faculty research on organizational behavior and organizations and to provide a forum for students to ask faculty how to navigate the various stages of the research process.  Faculty members in the division will present one of their own papers and hold a ‘behind the scenes’ discussion of the production process.  These stages include finding a research problem, operationalizing the questions posed, research design, data collection, and writing a journal article or dissertation proposal.


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Malia Mason

Gantcher Associate Professor of BusinessMalia has two primary lines of research. In her first line of research she examines how the mind manages itself. She is particularly interested in understanding how people intuitively decide where to channel their attention, how deeply to process information and when to shift their attention elsewhere. Her second line of research is devoted to exploring the tactics that people use to understand others’ attitudes...

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