“The work, promoted by the Royal Academy, reviews over 20 full chapters the main research techniques applied to different fields of knowledge”

Portrait of the book "Como Investigar" RAED ACCID UPFThe Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management (ACCID) and the Barcelona School of Management of the Pompeu Fabra University have published the book “¿Cómo investigar?” (How to research) (Profit Editorial), the result of an agreement between the three institutions. A work with the collaboration of the numerary academicians Jaime Rodrigo de Larrucea, Albert Bosch, Maria Àngels Calvo, Ángel Aguirre, Jordi Martí, Miguel Ángel Gallo, Josep Ignasi Saranyana and Josep Maria Sans, authors of some of the chapters of the work. Its presentation is in charge of Alfredo Rocafort, president of the RAED, and Oriol Amat, president of the ACCID and at the same time full academician of the RAED.

The work reviews throughout 20 full chapters the main research techniques applied to different fields of knowledge, without neglecting aspects such as the writing and presentation of scientific works in their different teaching formats: research work, final degree work , master’s theses and doctoral theses. The multidisciplinary nature of the members of the RAED means that their participation in this manual is diverse.

Rodrigo de Larrucea introduces the main concepts of any research, Amat participates in the analysis of the choice of the research director and the skills that the researcher must have and in the particularities of scientific work, Bosch and Calvo complete this same analysis of the work of research, Aguirre exposes the qualitative methodology in scientific research, Martí focuses on the validation of hypotheses, Miguel Ángel Gallo reflects on research in social sciences, while Bosch and again Calvo offer the main guidelines for research in experimental sciences and health, Saranyana and Sans address research in human sciences while Rodrigo de Larrucea does the same in relation to the technological sciences. The book closes with a chapter by Bosch and Calvo on the transfer of technology and knowledge in the university.