AERA 2023 Virtual Research Learning Series Starts June 1—Registration Opens May 1
AERA 2023 Virtual Research Learning Series Starts June 1—Registration Opens May 1

April 2023

AERA has announced the 2023 Virtual Research Learning Series with five professional development and training courses that are designed to increase research knowledge and expand research capacity. These courses focus on topics in quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis techniques. Led by an expert faculty of researchers and scholars, these courses are structured at various levels to reach graduate students, early career scholars, practitioners, and other researchers who seek to increase their knowledge and enhance their research skills. The series will run June through September. All courses will provide dynamic instruction with active discussion, access to course materials, and Q&A with participants.

The courses include:

RL2023-1: Advanced Meta-Analysis

Thursday, June 1, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Instructors: Terri D. Pigott, Georgia State University; Tasha Beretvas, University of Texas at Austin; Ryan Williams, American Institutes for Research; Wim Van den Noortgate, KU Leuven

RL2023-2: Access to and Use of the Trajectories into Early Career Research Data Set: An 8-Year Longitudinal Mixed Methods Data Set of Biological Sciences Ph.D. Students

Thursday, June 15, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Instructors: David Feldon, Utah State University; Kaylee Litson, Utah State University 

RL2023-3: Text Classification for the Pursuit of Truth with Qualitative Evidence: No-Code Machine Learning Via Latent Code Identification

Tuesday, July 11, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Instructor: Manuel S. Gonzalez Canche, University of Pennsylvania

RL2023-4: An Introduction to Social Network Analysis and Education Research: Core Concepts and Applications with R

Thursday, August 10, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Instructors: Shaun B. Kellogg, North Carolina State University; Bodong Chen, University of Pennsylvania; Oleksandra Poquet, University of South Australia; Jeanne M. McClure, North Carolina State University

RL2023-5: Qualitative Meta-Synthesis as a Means to Interrogate Education Research and Achieve Equity

Thursday, September 7, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Instructors: Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, TERC; Lisette Esmeralda Torres-Gerald, TERC; Christina Silva, TERC

Course descriptions and registration information are available on the AERA website. Registration opens May 1. AERA is charging a modest fee for each course ($40 for AERA members, $55 for non-AERA members). Registration includes not only the four-hour real-time class experience but also continued on-demand access to the recorded course through the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center.

“We are thrilled to again offer high-quality professional development and training opportunities, in particular for graduate students and early scholars,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “Our excellent faculty and the content and discussion they will offer will be especially valuable to our next generation of researchers.”

Early registration is encouraged. The course descriptions indicate whether participants will need access to any software. Questions about the courses should be directed to