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The FGV Q-STep Center to improve quantitative skills in undergraduate business students

Grant number: 19/16578-8
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2020 - December 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education - Educational Teaching and Learning
Cooperation agreement: University of Manchester
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal researcher:Luiz Artur Ledur Brito
Grantee:Luiz Artur Ledur Brito
Principal researcher abroad: Jackie Carter
Institution abroad: University of Manchester, England
Home Institution: Escola de Administração de Empresas (EAESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Andre Luiz Silva Samartini
Associated research grant:18/24850-7 - Value dimensions and capture in B2B relationships, AP.R


Social science students can benefit from undertaking applied learning through work-placement or internship opportunities whilst studying. In particular practising quantitative research skills in the work environment has been shown through the Q-Step programme in the UK to provide transformational experiences for students; they learn how to apply theory, develop their software skills, and contribute to real-world, data-driven social research projects; some return and follow careers in quantitative social research. This project proposes to take a proven model from the UK and adapt it for the curriculum in FGV, Sao Paolo, developing a FGV Q-Step Center. The research will use an RCT to test the extent to which FGV business and public administration studies students who undertake internships - or 'immersions' - improve their quantitative research skills by measuring their grades and comparing with the non-Q-Step students. (AU)