The Royal Academy and the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management present the work “Cómo investigar” (How to research), aimed at upper-grade students

The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management (ACCID) will present on Tuesday, January 23, the work “Cómo investigar” (How to research) (Profit Editorial), published jointly with versions in Spanish and Catalan and the collaboration of the Barcelona School of Management of the Pompeu Fabra University. The presentation will be in charge of Alfredo Rocafort, president of RAED, and Oriol Amat, president of ACCID and at the same time full academician of the RAED, as well as of the academicians who have participated in the writing of this complete guide directed to upper-grade students.

Portrait of the book "Como Investigar" RAED - ACCID - UPFThe work, in fact, counts with the valuable contribution of the full 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. The introduction is by Rocafort and Amat. The book reviews throughout 20 complete chapters the main research techniques applied to different fields of knowledge, without neglecting aspects such as the writing and presentation of scientific works in its different teaching formats: research work, final degree, work , master’s thesis and doctoral thesis. 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 director of the research 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.

“The work deals with the concepts and techniques used when carrying out scientific research, from the project’s approach to its presentation in public issues such as the selection of the director, the necessary skills in the researcher or the correct formulation of hypotheses are addressed by experts in the field, both for the earliest and the most advanced investigations”, say the introducers of this guide.