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2019 GSA RESEARCH SHOWCASE ON EXEMPLARY RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN
 
The GSA invites proposal submissions for its inaugural ​Research Showcase for Research Methods and Design​. We are seeking graduate student applicants who are implementing innovative and rigorous research methods such as q​ualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, DBR, or other related methods in the field of Instructional Design & Technology or Learning Sciences.
 
Accepted applicants will be asked to create a poster presentation so that they can showcase their work during the ​AECT Poster Presentation Gallery Walk (http://bit.ly/AECTGalleryWalk) on Tuesday, ​October 22nd, 2019​. 
 
Please see the information below which includes eligibility criteria, proposal format, proposal template, proposal review rubric, and the proposal submission process: 
 
Eligibility:
  • Authorship: ​Graduate student applicant must be the 1st author, but can have co-authors who are either graduate students or faculty.
  • Status: ​The research can be in its proposal phase or already completed. If the applicant is graduating, the study should have been completed within 1 year.
  • Originality: ​Showcase proposals ​should not​ have been already accepted by another AECT division (Disclaimer: The applicant can submit a similar research topic to one that has been already accepted, but the proposal should be modified to focus on the methodology or research design.)
 
Proposal Format: 
  • Proposal abstract should include: background, relevant literature, theoretical perspective, methods, and findings (if any). ​However, the proposal should have a clear focus on the use of an innovative and/or rigorous use of design and methods​. See proposal template (http://bit.ly/GSAPosterTemplate) for suggestions on how to structure your proposal.
  • Proposal length should not exceed 750 words.
  • Proposal should include a short description (75 words or less) to be included in the AECT program.
  • Proposals should adhere to APA guidelines.
  • File should be in PDF form.
  • Proposals should highlight research conducted in the area of Instructional Design and Technology and/or Learning Sciences.
  • Deadline for Proposal Submission is May 31st, 2019.
 
Proposal Template:
For suggestions on how to structure your proposal: ​ Poster Template (​http://bit.ly/GSAPosterTemplate)​ 
 
Notification of Acceptance:
  • Proposal reviews will take place immediately after the proposal submission due date.
  • Accepted proposals will be identified by June 7th, 2019
  • Accepted applicants will receive a Certificate of Congratulations and will present/have their poster displayed during the AECT Poster Gallery Walk (​http://bit.ly/AECTGalleryWalk) 
 
Submit your proposal online:  
Questions should be sent to Nate Turcotte (​nturcotte22@gmail.com​) and Kiran Budhrani (​kbudhran@uncc.edu
 
 
Proposal Review Rubric:
 
GSA RESEARCH SHOWCASE ON EXEMPLARY RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN
 
Criteria
 
Description of Criteria
Rating Scale  
Reviewer rating
 
Reviewer
Notes
(Low) (Medium) (High)
Suitability (20 pts) Suitability - How suitable the proposal the proposal is for the
emphasis on
Design and
Methods
Not suitable for the GSA Research
Showcase
 
 
 
 
(1-3 pts)
Vaguely
suitable for a CfP that emphasizes innovative Design and
Methods
 
(9-11 pts)
Proposal clearly identifies the use of an innovative Design and
Methods
 
(18-20 pts)
   
Clarity (10 pts) Clarity - How well the proposal is written Ill-structured,
poorly written
 
 
(1-2 pts)
Grammar,
Structure, and/or logic issues (4-6 pts)
Well-written, logical, grammaticall y correct (9-10 pts)    
Relevance (10 pts) Relevance - How related the research is to the fields of IDT and/or
LS
Not relevant to the fields
of IDT/LS
 
 
 
(1-2 pts)
Somewhat
related to research and/or practice in
IDT/LS
(4-6 pts)
Proposal clearly identifies relations to the field of
IDT/LS
(9-10 pts)
   
Format
Quality 
(10 pts)
Format
Quality - Format of proposal, length, organization
Proposal does not match submission organization/f ormat guidelines (1-2 pts) Either well organized or formatted,
not both
 
 
 
(4-6 pts)
Well organized and formatted
 
 
 
 
(9-10 pts)
   
Reviewer Total Rating _____/50  
 
 


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