January 12, 2017

AERA Division D Seeking a New Webmaster

Division D is seeking a webmaster to begin serving on the Editorial Committee at the end of the AERA conference in 2018.  The AERA Division D Webmaster is a member of AERA Division D and serves a two-year term.  During that time, the webmaster's primary responsibilities are to send regular announcements to the Division D listserv and to manage the Division D website.  The webmaster also supports the Editorial Committee for the Division D Newsletter and may contribute to the newsletter.  No prior experience with website management is required.  The current webmaster will be available to provide assistance and advice as the new webmaster begins serving.

If you are interested, please send an email expressing your interest, any relevant background information, and a current vita to Rosemary Reshetar, Secretary of Division D, at no later than March 16, 2018.

December 15, 2017

AERA Division D Call for Nominees for the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award

AERA’s Division D Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee welcomes nominations of dissertations that make outstanding contributions to educational research methodology. The dissertation may be focused on measurement, quantitative methodology, qualitative methodology, or a principled mix of methods and develop novel approaches or carry out innovative applications.

Dissertation chairs can nominate works completed during the 2016-2017 academic year or prior to December 1, 2017. 

Nominations are due by December 31, 2017.  Please see the call for nominations (PDF) on the Division D awards page.

December 8, 2017

Call for Contributions to D’News 

The AERA Division D Editorial Committee is soliciting short, up to 500-word, articles from its members, to be included in the winter/spring 2017 issue of D’News, our biannual newsletter. The articles should be related to research methodology and can be opinions, reviews, or a call for a dialogue. We are not looking for what might be delivered as a paper. Some sample topics include:

·         Novel uses of new or old methods

·         Comparisons between methods

·         A historical note on methods

·         How to combine different methods

·         Framing a debate and taking a side or both

·         An Op/Ed piece

·         Methodological reading lists

·         Short book reviews about methods-oriented books

Articles will undergo a light edit, and contributors will be notified of any substantive suggestions. Content should maintain professional standards, with appropriate attributions if needed.

Please email submissions by  January 8, 2018 to

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