Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Banner Image Main site Library home page Library home page

PARC 22 at Dublin Business School: Home

   

PARC 22 - Practical Applied Research Conference at DBS
2022 Conference

May 12-13, 2022

Please submit by April 22nd

Dublin Business School, Dublin, Ireland

The Practical Applied Research Conference (PARC) at DBS is an online virtual conference, organised by the DBS Research Committee, that celebrates the value of applied research. We can view applied research as  “research that is conducted for practical reasons and thus often has an immediate application. The results are usually actionable and recommend changes to increase effectiveness and efficiency in selected areas” (Lewis-Breck, Bryman, and Futing Liao, 2004). So, as you can see, this is wide open and is especially applicable to research in the business and education field. 

The conference is an opportunity to share the results of applied research projects beyond your own discipline and to generate a conversation about the experience of conducting applied projects with researchers from across a range of academic disciplines.

Papers presented at the conference will be hosted on the DBS Institutional Repository eSource. Participants at the conference are also welcome to submit their projects for peer review in a future edition of the DBS Business Review.

The conference organisers would particularly welcome submissions that discuss cross-discipline applied research and/or are from collaborations between academics and students.  

This conference offers researchers from all disciplines the opportunity to exchange ideas and practical experience of the specific aspects of applied research—challenges, problems, issues, solutions— with fellow practitioners.  We welcome submissions about both the experience of conducting applied research and the results of applied research projects.

Topics

PARC welcomes submissions about the results of applied research projects as well as papers that discuss the experience of applied research in different contexts.  We also welcome papers and opinion pieces that consider specific issues with applied research. These papers could consider some of the following questions:

 

  • What is applied research? 

  • What distinguishes practical research from basic research?  

  • What challenges are there for applied researchers?  

  • What are the funding opportunities for applied research? 

  • What are the ethical challenges with applied research?  

 

 

Submission Formats

Abstract submissions are requested in four categories:

 

Applied Research Projects (300 word abstract for a 20 min presentation)

Outline a research project that you were involved in, present your results, and discuss the process of conducting this study.

Commentary on Applied Research Experiences (200 word abstract for a 10 min presentation)

Tell us about your reflections on the experience of applied research, whether this pertains to one project or your experience over many projects. 

Applied Research Proposal (200 words)

In five minutes, tell us about a proposal for an applied research project.

Digital/Physical Poster (150 word description)

Give an overview of an applied research project that you were involved with.  Your poster is for display on the conference web site or in the presentation room.

Please submit your papers through our online submission form.

Please submit by April 22nd.

Contact PARC: [email protected].