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2nd Annual ARNA Conference

posted Oct 23, 2013, 8:31 AM by Lonnie Rowell   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 8:37 AM ]

The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) will hold its annual conference May 22-24 at Moravian College in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Check the ARNA web site for more information. Also, see pdf flyers below.

Action Research with Technology

posted Jun 10, 2013, 12:15 AM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Jun 10, 2013, 12:16 AM ]

2013 - Action Research Conference

The Fifth Annual Action Research with Technology Conference:The Creativity to Design, The Courage to Change

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY'SMasters of Arts in Learning Technologies
and theCenter for Collaborative Action Research
Invite you to attend theConferenceJUNE 18th 8:45 - 6:00 PTJUNE 19th 8:45- 12:00 PT
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY6100 Center DriveLos Angeles, CA 92045Room 203WEBCASTING Link:


Pepperdine University's Masters of Arts in Learning Technologies and the Center for Collaborative Action Research host the Fifth Annual Action Research with Technology Conference: The Creativity to Design, The Courage to Change. The conference will feature four Keynote Discussions with leaders in the field of Action Research and presentations of 19 action researchers. Speakers include: Dr. Margaret Riel, Dr. Paul Sparks, Dr. Jean McNiff, Dr. Joseph M. Shosh, Dr. Kimberly Greene, and Dr. E. Alana James

Action Research Network of the Americas

posted Jan 24, 2013, 1:30 AM by Margaret Riel   [ updated Jan 24, 2013, 1:35 AM ]

We want to invite all of the members of AERA AR SIG to the first annual action research conference of the Action Research Network of the Americas.  

Please join us on May 1-2--following the AERA conference. 

The Invention & Reinvention of Knowledge: Action Research Across the Americas 

May 1 & 2
Please see website  for additional conference details!

9th Annual Action Research Conference at USD

posted Oct 26, 2011, 1:06 AM by Margaret Riel

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School of Leadership and Education Sciences
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92122
Submit a Proposal
9th Annual Action Research Conference

April 27th-28th, 2012 

Emergent Models in Action Research:
Technologies, Networks and Interdisciplinary Collaborations


Exciting new models of action research are emerging worldwide.  The 2012 Action Research conference will explore the technologies, networks, and innovative collaborations that have emerged in support of action research in diverse cultural, socio-political, economic and institutional settings.  

Are you an action researcher currently investigating your practice? Do you study the practice and impact of action research? Can you expand others' knowledge about the process and possibilities of action research? 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please submit a proposal to present at this year's conference.  

Proposal submissions will be accepted through November 14th, 2011

Click Here for More Information 


Dr. Lonnie Rowell and Dr. Sandy Buzcynski, 2012 Conference Co-Chairs
Sarah Gleason, 2012 Conference Coordinator  

2011 Event Highlights

2011 proved to be an exciting year for the Action Research Conference. With participants from 17 different states and 6 countries, we experienced a broad range of presentations and workshops from experts in a wide variety of fields.   Here is a recap of 2011:

  • Wiki Page: Click here to view the online workspace where presentations and conference materials have been uploaded
  • Conference Videos: Videos off all our keynote presentations are available on our event website
  • Conference Photos: Click below for a glimpse into the two day event

8th Qualitative Research Conference

posted Sep 26, 2010, 9:32 PM by Margaret Riel

8th Qualitative Research Conference

Call for Papers
March 3–6, 2011 • University of Missouri–St. Louis
“Multiliteracies in Research: From Text to YouTube”
Keynoters: Maisha Winn, Emory; Kathleen Demarrais, U of GA; Marjorie Orellana, UCLA
The deadline for receiving proposals is October 25, 2010.
(You will be notified of proposal acceptance by December 15.)

QuaRC is an interdisciplinary forum for faculty and graduate students to present research conducted with qualitative methods and to engage in dialogue about issues of epistemology, research, and representation.  Please consider submitting a proposal to share your work! Qualitative research from any relevant field of study is welcome! Venues for finished papers, work in progress, and design development are available.

Please submit proposals as e-mail attachments in Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) to Brenda Simms at by October 25, 2010. An acknowledgement will be sent upon receipt.

Criteria for Proposals: Presenters must submit both a cover page including all requested information and a 250–500 word summary as detailed below. Please indicate if you need audio-visual equipment, special room setup, or accommodations for special needs of program participants.
Cover page must include:

 Name as it should appear in program
 Institutional affiliation
 Complete postal and e-mail addresses
 Work and cell or home phone numbers
 Type of presentation (see descriptions)
 Title of presentation (10 words maximum)
 Abstract (up to 150 words) to be printed in the program
 For symposia, provide names and affiliations of all authors, correspondence address (postal and e-mail), an overall abstract, as well as an abstract for each paper.

Summary (250–500 words) must include:
 Research question(s) and rationale
 Theoretical frame(s)
 Method(s) of data collection/sampling
 Method(s) of data analysis
 Interpretations and findings
 References, background literature (1 additional page maximum)
 For symposia, provide an overall summary and a summary for each paper

Types of Presentation
Papers: Report of a completed qualitative (or mixed methods) research project or analysis of an issue arising from research. Papers (20 minutes each) will be thematically grouped into paper sessions.
Symposia Group Presentations: Three or four presentations (e.g., research team or two presenters and one discussant) or other collaborative format (60 or 90 minutes total).
Research Roundtables: These provide an opportunity for those who have research in progress—including dissertations—to informally discuss work with a small group of conference participants.
Data Analysis Session: Data Analysis Session: Consult with experts/peers on segments of your data analysis  (20 minutes for presentation and discussion). Proposals should state clear questions about data analysis; include the date to be addressed, i.e. field notes (max. 2 pages), interview transcripts (maximum 2 pages), audio or video tapes  (maximum 1.5 min.), or archival documents.
Preconference Workshop
We will offer an 8-hour post conference workshop on ATLAS.ti software on Friday March 5 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and on Sunday March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fee for the workshop with authorized trainer, Dr. Richard Contreras, will be $170.00. Seating will be limited.

Registration Fee
Thanks to a generous gift from Susan Salesky Rudin, we are able to offer the following registration fees:
$29 for graduate students
$59 for academic faculty and all others
ALL presenters MUST BE REGISTERED.  Fees include materials and some meals.
For registration or general conference questions contact:  Cynthia Foht,  (314) 516-7250
For proposal questions, contact:  Dr. Wolfgang Althof,
QUARC 2011 Conference Chair   Dr. Virginia Navarro,

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