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Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 2023-2024
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This directory of AERA SIGs is in alphabetical order. Websites & email addresses, when available, are listed. Although we check this page for errors frequently if you should notice a non-working link please let us know. If your SIG is interested in creating or moving its webpage to the AERA website, please let us know.

SIGs: | A–G | H–Q | R–Z | All |

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Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies (SIG #178)
Purpose: Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies
Contact: Justin A. Coles, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA, jacoles@umass.edu; Aysha Upchurch, HipHopEX | Harvard, Austin, TX, aysha_upchurch@gse.harvard.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies
X: https://twitter.com/HipHopEdSig
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aerahiphopsig/
Holistic Education (SIG #135)
Purpose: Developing human potential through integrating intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual competencies in the teaching/learning process.
Contact: Jing Lin, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, jinglin@umd.edu
Dues: $7.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Holistic Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HolisticEducationSIG135
X: https://twitter.com/sig_135
Improvement Science in Education (SIG #183)
Purpose: To provide a home for the growing scholarly community interested in applying (and adapting) the principles, methods, and tools of improvement science to educational problems.
Contact: Brandi N. Hinnant-Crawford, Clemson University, Greenville, SC, bhinnan@clemson.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Improvement Science in Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/improvementsig
X: https://twitter.com/improvementSIG
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13765755/
Inclusion and Accessibility in Educational Assessment (SIG #96)
Purpose: To promote research and disseminate information on activities and projects promoting the inclusion of all students, including students with disabilities and English language learners in large-scale assessments.
Contact: Danielle Guzman-Orth, Measured Methods Consulting, Roseville, CA, dguzmanorth@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $7.00 (1 yr)
Website: Inclusion and Accessibility in Educational Assessment
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6664975/
Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (SIG #48)
Purpose: Formally the American Indian and Alaska Native SIG, we have evolved in name and focus to promote a better understanding of theoretical-, policy-, and practice-related issues that influence the quality of traditional and contemporary education among indigenous peoples.
Contact: Stephany RunningHawk Johnson, Local Contexts, Pullman, WA, stephany.johnson@localcontexts.org
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AERAIPASIG/
Indigenous Peoples of The Pacific (SIG #146)
Purpose: To research indigenous education related to the peoples of the Pacific and Pacific Rim, including indigenous ways of knowing and indigenous practices.
Contact: Leinani Makekau Whittaker, Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI, lemakeka@ksbe.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Indigenous Peoples of The Pacific
Informal Learning Environments Research (SIG #49)
Purpose: To further educational research in informal learning environments and to promote a community of practice interested in establishing and maintaining a better understanding of teaching and learning.
Contact: Day W. Greenberg, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, daygr@iu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Informal Learning Environments Research
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1617729561813025
X: https://twitter.com/aeraILER
Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/informallearn-mhy1512/shared_invite/zt-vfrdyxyr-wIMDt7oklNxfslvg5B6n3w
Innovative School Transformation and Reform (SIG #154)
Purpose: To generate, analyze, interpret, and disseminate research findings related to the implementation and impact of comprehensive school reform.
Contact: Adam Kho, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, akho@usc.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Innovative School Transformation and Reform
Instructional Technology (SIG #52)
Purpose: To encourage, promote, and support research on the design and development of instruction and the computer-based, electronic, and non-electronic media technologies that are used for its delivery.
Contact: Juhong Christie Liu, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, liujc@jmu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Instructional Technology
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aerasigit
X: https://twitter.com/aerasigit
International Studies (SIG #54)
Purpose: To provide a forum for exchanging information among educators involved in research, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of international studies.
Contact: Victoria Showunmi, UCL Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom, v.showunmi@ucl.ac.uk
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: International Studies
Language and Social Processes (SIG #58)
Purpose: To explore directions in and issues of language and discourse practices, literacy, and learning processes and social contexts through studies grounded in sociocultural, constructivist and constructionist perspectives.
Contact: Michiko Hikida, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, hikida.3@osu.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Language and Social Processes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423636351209251/
X: https://twitter.com/LspSig
Large Scale Assessment (SIG #141)
Purpose: To provide a forum for discussion of the status, issues, and concerns related to large-scale assessment, including practices and innovations in state assessment programs.
Contact: Parul Acharya, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, acharya_parul@columbusstate.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Large Scale Assessment
Latina/o/x Research Issues (SIG #46)
Purpose: To provide opportunities for exchanging information among and between researchers and practitioners interested in issues of concern to Hispanics in the United States.
Contact: Guillermo Ortega, Idaho State University, San Bernardino, CA, guillermoortega@isu.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Latina/o/x Research Issues
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinxaoresearchissues/
X: https://twitter.com/AERASIG_Latinx
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aerasig_Latinx/
Law and Education (SIG #59)
Purpose: To focus on legal issues affecting K-12 public and private education, as well as post-secondary education.
Contact: Steven L. Nelson, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, steven.nelson@unlv.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Law and Education
X: https://twitter.com/LawandEducSIG
Leadership for School Improvement (SIG #101)
Purpose: To examine how leadership of teachers, principals, and superintendents influences instructional capacity resulting in improved student outcomes and how policy guides this collaborative effort.
Contact: Meredith Wronowski, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, mwronowski1@udayton.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Leadership for School Improvement
X: https://twitter.com/AERALSI
Leadership for Social Justice (SIG #165)
Purpose: To promote social justice teaching, research, service, and policymaking agendas, with the corollary aim of seeking to proactively improve educational leadership as a means of addressing equity concerns for underrepresented populations throughout P-20 education; also to share innovative, promising, and research-based programs, policies, and teaching strategies and proactively advocate on behalf of underrepresented populations in educational leadership.
Contact: Angel Miles Nash, Wallace Foundation, New York, NY, angelm.nash@gmail.com
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Leadership for Social Justice
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/150822794956627
X: https://twitter.com/AERALSJ
Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership (SIG #129)
Purpose: The LTEL SIG brings together professors and graduate students of educational leadership and administration, discipline specialists, educational theorists, curriculum developers, instructional technology specialists, learning specialists, educational researchers, classroom experts, practitioners, policymakers, and others concerned with Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership. The LTEL SIG provides a forum for: A managed conversation on issues related to learning and teaching in Educational Leadership and Administration; the integration of theoretical quantitative and qualitative studies of learning and teaching in Educational Leadership; discussion of investigations conducted in real educational settings, including investigations involving application of technology to learning and instruction; exploration of innovative methodologies; analysis of the implications of research and practice for learning and teaching in Educational Leadership; and assessment of the relationship of learning and teaching in Educational Leadership to policy development at local, state, and national levels.
Contact: Shelby A. Cosner, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, sacosner@uic.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LTELsig
Learning Environments (SIG #120)
Purpose: To provide a forum for dissemination of quantitative and qualitative research on all aspects of learning environments from classrooms and schools to non-school settings.
Contact: Catherine S. Martin-Dunlop, Improve Teaching First, Bellingham, WA, cmartindunlop@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Learning Environments
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learningenvironments
X: https://twitter.com/AERA_SIG120
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/67155871/admin/
Learning Sciences (SIG #39)
Purpose: Purpose: To bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives and empirical approaches to the study of learning as it occurs in school, online, in the workplace, at home, and in the community, and to the design of novel environments with the potential to facilitate learning more effectively.
Contact: Vishesh Kumar, Northwestern University, Madison, WI, visheshkay@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Learning Sciences
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SIGATL
X: https://twitter.com/SIG_ATL_LS
Lesson Study (SIG #180)
Purpose: To promote the research and theoretical development of Lesson Study in education research.
Contact: Sharon Dotger, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, sdotger@syr.edu
Dues: $8.00 (1 yr); students $6.00 (1 yr)
Website: Lesson Study
Literature (SIG #61)
Purpose: To promote research that explores literary inquiry and interpretive practices, including innovative approaches to literary education in various contexts.
Contact: Nora Peterman, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Overland Park, KS, petermanno@umkc.edu
Dues: $6.00 (1 yr)
Website: Literature
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1600100406973010/
X: https://twitter.com/LiteratureSIG
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AERA.Lit.SIG/
Lives of Teachers (SIG #62)
Purpose: To promote the interchange of ideas and scholarly activities focused on inquiry into the lives of teachers. Teachers shall be defined as those working with students in classroom and tutorial settings, from pre-school through university. Research shall be viewed as inclusive of methods appropriate to the question of study and topics such as teacher narrative, biography, research on teacher development, including career trajectories, teacher characteristics, beliefs, and attitudes, and teaching as a profession; accounts of teachers lives in different times and in different countries; and portrayal of teachers in written literature, film and television.
Contact: Rebecca Buchanan, University of Maine, Southwest Harbor, ME, rebecca.buchanan@maine.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Lives of Teachers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/283212348677268/
Longitudinal Studies (SIG #63)
Purpose: To support and foster the understanding of longitudinal research designs and analyses in education and the use and dissemination of longitudinal data and substantive findings, including data from national (e.g., NCES), state (e.g., state administrative/tracking systems), and local (e.g., district) sources.
Contact:
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Longitudinal Studies
Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education (SIG #157)
Purpose: To provide a forum for and advance research that examines educational and social issues from Marxian perspectives.
Contact: Ndindi Kitonga, Angeles Workshop School, Los Angeles, CA, ndindi@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2014252842115976/
Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education (SIG #64)
Purpose: To provide an association, and to promote continuing education for individuals with an interest in college-level administration of educational and psychological measurement services.
Contact: David E. Allen, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, David.E.Allen@mail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AERASIG64/
X: https://twitter.com/AERA_SIG64
Media, Culture, and Learning (SIG #65)
Purpose: Devoted to critical inquiry and pedagogy on the use of media within cultural settings in formal and informal learning environments.
Contact: Danielle R. Filipiak, University of Connecticut, Storrs Mansfield, CT, danielle.filipiak@uconn.edu
Dues: $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://sigmcl.weebly.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MCL.SIG/
X: https://twitter.com/MCL_SIG
Mentorship and Mentoring Practices (SIG #66)
Purpose: To foster mentoring programs and experiences, initiating research on the topic and providing networking and support.
Contact: Nora Dominguez, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, noradg@unm.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Mentorship and Mentoring Practices
Middle-Level Education Research (SIG #88)
Purpose: To improve, promote, and disseminate educational research reflecting early adolescence and middle-level education.
Contact: Kathleen M. Brinegar, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, kathleen.brinegar@uvm.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://mlersig.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mlersig/
X: https://twitter.com/AERASIG_MLER
Mixed Methods Research (SIG #158)
Purpose: To support, encourage, and increase dialogue and idea exchange among educational researchers utilizing mixed methods and those interested in integrating qualitative and quantitative research approaches.
Contact: Kim D. MacGregor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, smacgre@lsu.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Mixed Methods Research
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aerammrsig/
X: https://twitter.com/AERA_MMR_SIG
Montessori Education (SIG #181)
Purpose: To support, promote, and disseminate information, research, and evaluation of Montessori education and philosophy, in both the public and private sector, through diverse research approaches and collaborations.
Contact: Maria K. McKenna, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, mmckenn9@nd.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Montessori Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AERAMontessoriSIG
X: https://twitter.com/AERAMontessori1
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8446484/
Moral Development and Education (SIG #67)
Purpose: To promote discussion about controversies and areas of agreement within the fields of moral development and education, and to provide informal opportunities for social interaction.
Contact: Dawn E. Schrader, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, dawn.schrader@cornell.edu
Dues: $12.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Moral Development and Education
Motivation in Education (SIG #68)
Purpose: To advance the understanding of motivational processes in education, particularly by promoting research, exchanging ideas and perspectives, and by developing practices and interventions to improve learner motivation.
Contact: Jamaal Matthews, University of Michigan, Detroit, MI, jamaalm@umich.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: http://motsig.org
X: https://twitter.com/AERA_MotSIG
Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (SIG #162)
Purpose: To provide a forum for the introduction, promotion, consideration, interaction of theory, research and practices regarding multicultural and multiethnic education, broadly defined, within all educational, cultural, societal and social settings, contexts, levels and locations.
Contact: Yiting Chu, University of South Florida - Tampa, Tampa, FL, ytchu2012@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AERAMulticulturalEducationSIG
X: https://twitter.com/AERAmultiethnic
Multilevel Modeling (SIG #140)
Purpose: To promote the understanding, use, and dissemination of information regarding hierarchical linear modeling.
Contact: Julie A. Lorah, Clemson University, Greenville, SC, jlorah@clemson.edu
Dues: $8.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Multilevel Modeling
Multiple Linear Regression: The General Linear Model (SIG #70)
Purpose: Interested in any methodological, applied, or teaching innovations related to multiple linear regression and/or the general linear model
Contact: Hongwei Yang, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, pyang@uwf.edu
Dues: $5.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Multiple Linear Regression: General Linear Model
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MLRSIG
Music Education (SIG #71)
Purpose: The purpose of the Music Education SIG is to provide a professional forum for the discussion and dissemination of current research related to music teaching and learning.
Contact: Andrea VanDeusen, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, vandeusena17@ecu.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Music Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/218295164860183/
X: https://twitter.com/AERASIG_MusicEd
NAEP Studies (SIG #99)
Purpose: To facilitate secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress ongoing surveys regarding U.S. students knowledge, attitudes and experiences in diverse learning areas.
Contact: Markus Broer, American Institutes for Research, Arlington, VA, markus.broer@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: NAEP Studies
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AERA.NAEP
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8861880/
Narrative Research (SIG #145)
Purpose: The Narrative Research SIG (Special Interest Group) of AERA is dedicated to supporting conversations about the place of narratives in educational research including but not limited to phenomenological, literary, critical, and performance conceptions of narrative analysis. The purpose of the Narrative Research SIG is to provide a forum for the exchange of information among individuals interested in informing/rethinking narrative research through a variety of narrative research studies in/with participants in a variety of educational settings.
Contact: Eliza A. Pinnegar, Independant Researcher, Orem, UT, elizapinnegar@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $6.00 (1 yr)
Website: Narrative Research
X: https://twitter.com/NarrativeSIG
Online Teaching and Learning (SIG #35)
Purpose: To provide a forum for discussion and reporting on issues and research related to online teaching and learning
Contact: Mary F. Rice, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, maryrice@unm.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Online Teaching and Learning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AERAOTL/
X: https://twitter.com/AERAOTL
Organizational Theory (SIG #73)
Purpose: To encourage scholarly inquiry and debate relating to traditional and alternative views of educational organizations.
Contact: Eleanor Anderson, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, eand@pitt.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Organizational Theory
X: https://twitter.com/OrgSIG
Out-of-School Time (SIG #160)
Purpose: To provide a forum for researchers in out-of-school time teaching and learning to share resources and become each others' resources; to provide venues and opportunities to present related research; to bring additional knowledge and resources to AERA.
Contact: Deepa Sriya Vasudevan, American Institutes for Research, Framingham, MA, dvasudevan@air.org
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://aeraostsig.wixsite.com/ostworld
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OSTSIG
X: https://twitter.com/OSTSIG
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12260538/
Paulo Freire (SIG #159)
Purpose: To honor Freire’s legacy by promoting scholarship that applies, extends, critiques, and reinvents Freirean pedagogy. Also, to promote historical scholarship that looks at the life of Paulo Freire and the context of his ideas and practices. Finally, to act as a catalyst for the creation of new forms of critical pedagogies that build upon the foundation that Freire established.
Contact: Inny Accioly, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, innyaccioly@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Paulo Freire
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PauloFreireAERASIG
X: https://twitter.com/PauloFreireSIG
Philanthropy and Education (SIG #148)
Purpose: To bring together researchers and members of the philanthropic foundation and non-profit communities interested in developing and disseminating knowledge about the role of philanthropy in educational policy and practice.
Contact: Heather N. McCambly, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, mccambly@pitt.edu; Ida Oberman, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alameda, CA, ida.oberman@alanus.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Philanthropy and Education
Philosophical Studies in Education (SIG #76)
Purpose: Dedicated to the philosophical study of education and encourages scholarship within all types of philosophical study.
Contact: Cara Elizabeth Furman, Hunter College - CUNY, Lewisboro, NY, Cara.furman@gmail.com
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: https://aerasig76.wixsite.com/sig76
Politics of Education (SIG #152)
Purpose: To foster and support the conduct, dissemination, discussion, and application of research on the political functions and outcomes of education at all levels.
Contact: Adrienne D. Dixson, University of Kentucky, Columbus, OH, adrienne.dixson@uky.edu
Dues: $20.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Politics of Education
X: https://twitter.com/AERA_PEA
Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education (SIG #77)
Purpose: To discuss research and practice in developing, mentoring, and evaluating portfolios, as well as other forms of reflective pedagogy and assessment.
Contact: Regina M. Murphy, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, regina.murphy@dcu.ie
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1710734455685546/
Problem‐Based and Project‐Based Learning (SIG #78)
Purpose: To provide a professional forum and network for those involved in research, theory, teaching, and development in problem-based learning for kindergarten through professional school learners.
Contact: Liz Bergeron, New Tech Network, Napa, CA, lbergeron@newtechnetwork.org
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Problem‐Based and Project‐Based Learning
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177430106144640/
X: https://twitter.com/AeraPBL_PjBL
LinkedIn: ttps://www.linkedin.com/groups/7490386/
Qualitative Research (SIG #82)
Purpose: To provide opportunities for discussion related to the philosophy, purposes, and methodological issues surrounding the use of qualitative research in social and educational contexts.
Contact: Jennifer R. Wolgemuth, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, jrwolgemuth@usf.edu
Dues: $10.00 (1 yr); students $5.00 (1 yr)
Website: Qualitative Research
Queer Studies (SIG #60)
Purpose: To foster empirical, interpretive, and critical educational research relating to queer studies, and to network individuals and organizations conducting or supporting such research.
Contact: Shamari Reid, New York University, New York, NY, skr329@nyu.edu
Dues: $15.00 (1 yr); students $10.00 (1 yr)
Website: Queer Studies
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aeraqsig/
X: https://twitter.com/aeraqueersig
 
 
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