CERA @ CSSE 2018


CERA @ CSSE Conference 2018
University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Andersen

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Dr. Chris Andersen is a Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and is currently the Director of the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research. He is the author of two books including, with Maggie Walter, Indigenous Statistics: A Quantitative Indigenous Methodology (Left Coast Press, 2013) and “Métis”: Race, Recognition and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood (UBC Press, 2014), which recently won the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s Best Subsequent Book Award for 2015. With Evelyn Peters, he also co-edited the recently published Indigenous in the City: Contemporary Identities and Cultural Innovation (UBC Press, 2013). Andersen was a founding member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Executive Council, is a member of Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on Social Conditions and is editor of the journal aboriginal policy studies. He was recently named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Five major areas of research:
1. The racialization of Indigeneity in Canada’s courts.
2. Aboriginal statistics field in Canada.
3. urban Indigenous identities.
4. Critical Indigenous Studies.
5. Post-WW2 everyday Metis life.

For more information regarding Dr. Andersen’s research please visit his website. Please join us for Dr. Andersen’s keynote presentation on Monday May 28th 2018 from 1:30-2:45 at the Education Building room 616.

CERA Workshop: Writing Persuasive Mixed Methods Research Proposals

You are invited to participate in a CERA workshop delivered by Dr. Cheryl Poth titled Writing Persuasive Mixed Methods Research Proposals. Do you have a study idea but not sure how to write a persuasive mixed methods research proposal? If so then this workshop is for you! No matter what your area of scholarship, all scholars and researchers in education can benefit from this workshop.

Through integrating a practical and learner-responsive approach, this workshop will help maximize the persuasiveness of your proposals by developing your competencies in conceptualizing, designing, and communicating mixed methods research proposals. The workshop is organized around three key questions that can also be considered the learning objectives:

  1. What distinguishes persuasive mixed methods research proposals from other types of research proposals?
  2. What writing features should be incorporated to persuade target audiences of mixed methods research proposals?
  3. How can researchers avoid common pitfalls seen in mixed methods research proposals?

Participants are encouraged to bring a study idea or preliminary draft of a proposal that can be reflected upon during the workshop as some opportunities for small group work and feedback from participants and instructors will be embedded. Participants are encouraged to have consulted an introductory mixed methods resource (e.g., Creswell, 2014 or Creswell & Plano Clark, 2018) or have equivalent other experience.

CherylCheryl Poth is a faculty member in the Centre for Research and Applied Measurement and Evaluation in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In this role, she has developed and teaches graduate courses in mixed methods research and program evaluation. Dr. Poth has an adjunct appointment in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and serves as the methodologist on several cross-disciplinary research teams. Dr. Poth’s specific research interests include enhancing research quality and collaborative research teams in the fields of education and the health sciences. She is an advisory board member of the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology and fourth president of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. She currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and editorial board member of the International Journal of Qualitative Methodology and Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. She co-authored with John Creswell on the 4th edition of Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design (2017) and is working on a Mixed Methods Research book. For more information regarding this workshop, please visit the CERA workshop webpage.

Registration for the workshop is $40/participant. Coffee and snacks will be provided during the workshop. Please register for this workshop at the English registration website or the French registration website (L’atelier seront en anglais seulement; Workshop will be delivered in English only).