Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development and Training Courses

June 15–September 21, 2023

Courses are 1:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Fee Per Course $40 AERA Members / $55 Non-AERA Members

(Includes access to all course materials and on-demand course recording)

The AERA Professional Development and Training Program announces the 2023 AERA Virtual Research Learning Series. In these courses, expert instructors share knowledge across multiple topics including quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistical techniques, using large-scale datasets, and guidance for productive writing. Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and researchers as well as others who are interested in enhancing their research skills may find these courses helpful. Registration for each 4-hour course is $40 for AERA Members or $55 for non-AERA members and includes the live course and the on-demand course recording.

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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

David Feldon, Utah State University

Kaylee Litson, Utah State University

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

Tuesday, July 11


Manuel S. Gonzalez Canche, University of Pennsylvania
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RL2023-4: An Introduction to Social Network Analysis and Education Research: Core Concepts and Applications with R

Thursday, August 10


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 

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

Thursday, September 7


Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, TERC

Lisette Esmeralda Torres-Gerald, TERC

Christina Silva, TERC 

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RL2023-6: Developing Actionable Research Questions and Moving into Study Design

Thursday, September 21


Leslie Nabors Oláh, University of Pennsylvania

William N. Thomas, American University

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AERA is currently working with our production team to edit the previous course videos and provide quality course materials. The entire series will be available through the Virtual Research Learning Center for current registrants and those wishing to purchase past courses.

RL2023-1: Advanced Meta-Analysis

Took place live on Thursday, June 1

Terri D. Pigott, Georgia State University

Tasha Beretvas, The University of Texas at Austin

Ryan Williams, American Institutes for Research

Wim Van den Noortgate, KU Leuven

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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, the Association strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.