… More on the use of research templates

Robert W. Faff*, Sumit Lodhia

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Motivated by Bui’s thought-provoking analysis regarding the perceived efficacy of research templates, our paper advances the debate by reviewing Faff’s Pitching Research® framework and Lodhia’s qualitative companion. The key premises of these research templates are highlighted and potential misconceptions are addressed. We reach common ground on the underlying philosophy and use of research templates for quantitative and qualitative research; and, more generally, on the process of research. As such, we provide a pathway for reducing the schism between the two ‘rival’ research camps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5003-5023
Number of pages21
JournalAccounting and Finance
Issue number4
Early online date21 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


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