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CREATe Researchers Conference and Empirical Capacity Building Event (Edinburgh) – INTERNAL ONLY


CREATe Researchers Conference and Empirical Capacity Building Event (Edinburgh) – 13 & 14 June 2013

University of Edinburgh’s Empirical Legal Research Network in association with CREATe is hosting a one and a half day internal research and capacity building event for CREATe investigators and researchers from across 7 UK Universities.

  1. Enabling discussions amongst CREATe project teams about different research methodologies and suitability for their own projects;
  2. Introducing the challenges and benefits of a range of interdisciplinary methodologies;
  3. Facilitating networking across CREATe projects;
  4. Assessing possible needs for future training.

All CREATe academics, investigators, researchers, and administrators are attending.

Expenses Policy

Download the Support for Attendees document for details of what you can claim and how to do so. Please note, expense claim limits will be strictly enforced. If you anticipate that your expenses will exceed the stated limits then please email Diane McGrattan to discuss prior to arranging your travel.


Venue: St. Leonard’s Hall

DAY 1 Thursday 13 June 2013 CREATe Researchers Conference

1300 – 1400 Registrations over Lunch
1400 – 1410 Welcome by Professor Martin Kretschmer, CREATe Centre Director and Dr. Smita Kheria, CREATe, University of Edinburgh
1410 – 1440
Keynote by Professor Charles Baden-Fuller, CASS Business School, City University, London (holder of EPSRC grant: Business Models for the digital economy)
chair: Professor Barbara Townley
1445 – 1800
CREATe Researchers to present their projects to each other in Pecha-Kucha style (i.e. very short ‘slide presentation’ by each project team). Presentations to be sent in advance to CREATe Centre.
chair: Professor Lilian Edwards
1830 onwards Social Evening / Dinner

DAY 2 Friday 14 June 2013 Empirical Capacity Building

0830 – 0900 Arrival / Networking over Tea
0900 – 0930 Introductions/ Welcome
0930 – 1030
Scoping Keynotes (Providing an introduction to interdisciplinary methodologies) (chair: Prof. Derek McAuley, Nottingham)
“The challenge of socio-legal methods” (Professor Susan McVie, AQMeN, University of Edinburgh)
“Experimental economics” (Professor Daniel John Zizzo, University of East Anglia)
1030 – 1100 Introduction to CREATe reporting system (Andrew McHugh, CREATe Centre Manager)
1100 – 1130 Tea and Networking
1130 – 1300
Panel Discussion 1 (chair: Prof. Martin Kretschmer)
Methodological analysis of cutting edge studies (distributed before conference)
PRS-Google (2012) The six business models for copyright infringement:
A data-driven study of websites considered to be infringing copyright
Comments by Dr. Nicola Searle (IPO), Dr. Richard Mortier (Nottingham)
C.J. Buccafusco & C.J. Sprigman (2011) The Creativity Effect, University of Chicago Law Review 78
Comments by Prof. Paul Heald (University of Illinois),  Dr. Piers Fleming (UEA)
Comment of comments by Prof. Ruth Towse (Bournemouth)
1300 – 1400 Lunch
1400 – 1430
Scoping Keynote (chair: Prof. John Street, UEA)
Professor Robin Williams (Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, Edinburgh University)
Single Site Implementation Studies and Biographical Studies – Extending the scope of enquiry across different settings and longitudinally: The example of SAP and enterprise systems software
1430 – 1530
Panel Discussion 2 (chair: Dr. Smita Kheria)
Researchers explaining their methodological decisions
(Using existing studies/projects as examples to critically discuss the challenges and benefits of their specific methodologies)
B. Klein & L. Edwards (2012) Communicating Copyright
Presentation by Dr. Lee Edwards and Dr. Giles Moss (Leeds University)
L. Dobusch & E. Schüßler (2013) Copyright reform and business model innovation: Regulatory propaganda at German music industry conferences, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Presentation by Prof. Leonhard Dobusch (FU Berlin)
Responses by Dr. Elena Cooper (Cambridge/HERA),
Dr. Daithí Mac Síthigh (University of Edinburgh)
1530 – 1545 Tea and Networking
1545 – 1630 Methods clinic: Breakout groups
(facilitated by Prof. Robin Williams and Dr. Gill Haddow)
(For reflection and discussion on methodologies & training needs)
1630 – 1700 Feedback from Breakout groups (chair: Prof. Burkhard Schaefer, Edinburgh)
1700 End of Workshop

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