Attending the University of St. Gallen’s Global Summer School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM) was a fulfilling learning experience for me. I registered for mediation, moderation and conditional process analysis course I and II. I chose these courses to improve my research methodology skills and the overall quality of my research output. Specifically, I require an in-depth knowledge of these courses to carry out data analyses for my doctoral dissertation, which is hinged on a multiple mediation model. GSERM presented a fantastic opportunity for me to learn advanced methodological skills from a top-rated scholar like Andrew Hayes and to network with participants from different parts of the world.
In addition to academics, the GSERM team organized daily social events after classes for the participants. We had a fun and leisure time at 3 Weiheren (Three Ponds), a popular swimming and relaxation spot for tourists. We also held a barbeque on the castle grounds of Schloss Unterreggen, which is located about 30 minutes away from St. Gallen. There were also daily sporting activities such as volleyball and soccer games as well as access to the University’s fully equipped gym where participants were allowed to take part in all sports classes offered by the University.
In all, I had a rewarding experience at GSERM because I connected socially with other participants and I am better equipped to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of management research in my country, Nigeria.
I had a rewarding experience at GSERM because I connected socially with other participants and I am better equipped to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of management research in my home country of Nigeria.Emem Laguda | Doctoral Candidate | Lagos Business School | Pan-Atlantic University (formerly Pan-African University)