The Leadership and Leadership Development Special Interest Group (BAM) and the Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups Special Interest Group (ISBE) are delighted to announce a one-day virtual event tailored for doctoral students.

This event aims to provide invaluable support to our community of doctoral students by shedding light on best practices in doctoral research. Given the complexity surrounding literature reviews and sampling techniques, our goal is to demystify these processes by making implicit procedures more explicit.

The event will feature two engaging and informative sessions:

Session One: Systematic Literature Review Unveiled

In this session, we examine the concept of the systematic literature review, addressing the perception that many 'traditional narratives' lack thoroughness as genuine investigatory evidence. We will explore the underlying assumptions and tasks involved in conducting a systematic review, offering attendees a comprehensive understanding of this essential aspect of doctoral research.

Session Two: Sampling in Qualitative Research – The Case for Justification

Focusing on non-probability sampling in qualitative research, this session emphasises the importance of justifying sampling decisions. By providing appropriate context for assessing samples, attendees will gain insight into the significance of sampling justification and its impact on the credibility of research findings.

We hope that participants will seize this opportunity to assess the applicability of the insights shared in this event towards building a robust knowledge base.

We also extend our gratitude to the experts leading the sessions: Professor Christian Harrison from the University of Bolton and Dr Kingsley Omeihe from the University of the West of Scotland. Their expertise and nuanced understanding will enrich our discussions and broaden our perspectives on the topics covered in this event.

Provider Information

Leadership and Leadership Development Special Interest Group (BAM) and the Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups Special Interest Group (ISBE)

Who Should Attend?
  • Doctoral students at any stage of their journey.
  • The event speaks to Sections A1 and E1 as detailed in the BAM Framework.

Professor Christian Harrison

Professor Christian Harrison

Professor of Leadership and Enterprise, University of Bolton

Dr Kingsley Omeihe

Dr Kingsley Omeihe

Chair, Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups (ISBE)

Benefits of attending 
  • Gain insights into the design of systematic literature review methodologies from robust perspectives.
  • Develop a nuanced understanding of non-probability sampling, including its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Engage in a platform for sharing questions and receiving feedback on research strategies.


Please contact the BAM Office at [email protected] with any queries.  

Event Fee 
  • This event is free for BAM Members and Student Members
  • Non-Members: £30
If you are booking multiple paid events as a Non-Member, it may be cheaper for you to purchase a BAM Membership as nearly all BAM Events are free or at a discounted rate for Members.
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Registration closes on 16th June 2024 at 23:59 BST

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment for the event must be received before the start date of the event concerned. Access will not be permitted to the event if full payment has not been received. 


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of booking your place on the event will receive a full refund. 

  • Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and later than 14 days before the start date of the event will not be eligible for a refund.  

  • Although we endeavour to run all events as advertised, BAM reserves the right to cancel any event if, for example, there are not enough people to justify running the event or if other significant unforeseen circumstances arise.

To cancel a booking a cancellation request must be submitted via your BAM Account, to do this:

  • Go to your BAM Account
  • Click 'My Events'
  • Under 'Upcoming Events' will be the booking, please click Cancel Booking
  • Follow the steps and complete the request