Semester Two 2013
Thursday 31 October
- Online registration to attend - CLOSED
- Call for papers - CLOSED
- Best Research Paper Award - CLOSED
|3.30-4pm||Registrations||Education Building A35|
|4-5pm||Conference paper presentations||Check program on the day|
|5-6pm||Conference paper presentations||Check program on the day|
|6-7pm||Announcements and keynote||Lecture Theatre 424|
All rooms are in the Education Building A35.
How do you evolve from a research idea to a research track record? How does a research degree build to a research program? In this presentation, Andrew Martin explores the features of research ideas, research projects, and research programs that provide a foundation for a strong research track record. He details some of the key considerations involved in investigating research ideas that can help lay the groundwork for a robust and integrative research project – and which can then be a basis for an ongoing and evolving research program. Important decisions are considered, including the type of factors and issues to investigate, the types of methodological skills to develop, the people with whom to collaborate, the types of projects and funding to pursue, and the order and nature of outputs to produce. Lessons learned from blind alleys and dead ends are also vital for a successful research program – and some of these are discussed as well. With a bit of planning, a few calculated gambles, hard yakka, peer support and a bit of luck, one’s research ideas have the potential to grow into a strong research track record.
Andrew Martin, BA (Hons), MEd (Hons), PhD, is Professorial Research Fellow and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Sydney specializing in motivation, engagement, achievement, and quantitative research methods. He is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education, University of Oxford and President Elect, International Association of Applied Psychology – Division 5 Educational, Instructional, and School Psychology. Andrew is a Registered Psychologist recognized for psychological and educational research in achievement motivation and for the quantitative methods he brings to the study of applied phenomena. Although the bulk of his research focuses on motivation, engagement, and achievement, Andrew is also published in important cognate areas such as boys' education, gifted and talented, academic resilience and academic buoyancy, personal bests, pedagogy, parenting, teacher-student relationships, and Aboriginal education. Andrew’s research also bridges other disciplines through assessing motivation and engagement in sport, music, and work. Andrew is in the Top 25 of International Rankings of the Most Productive Educational Psychologists (Source: Jones et al., Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2010). He has written over 250 peer reviewed journal articles, chapters, and papers in published conference proceedings, written 3 books for parents and teachers (published in 5 languages), compiled 12 commissioned government reports, has won 11 Australian Research Council (and National Health and Medical Research Council) grants as well as international funding (eg. Spencer Foundation) and 15 government and non-government research tenders. He is Associate Editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology, immediate-past Associate Editor of Journal of Educational Psychology, and on Editorial Boards of 3 international journals (Journal of Educational Psychology; American Educational Research Journal; Contemporary Educational Psychology). Andrew has delivered over 150 invited/keynote presentations, and in the past 10 years his work has been featured in over 250 radio, television, newspaper, newsletter, and web outlets. In 2008 Andrew received the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award, “To recognize a scholar who has conducted a distinguished program of cumulative educational research in any field of educational inquiry within the first decade following receipt of their doctoral degree” (AERA, 2008). Prior to that Andrew was listed in The Bulletin magazine’s ‘SMART 100 Australians’ (2003) and one of only three academics judged to be in the Top 10 in the field of Education in Australia. In 2002, his PhD was judged the Most Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Educational Psychology by Division 15 of the American Psychological Association and before that was judged the Most Outstanding PhD in Education in Australia by the Australian Association for Research in Education.
Registrations closed Friday 25 October 2013.
Presenting at a Research Students Forum is a great opportunity for higher-degree-research students to present in a friendly and supportive environment. Many students have said this is a great way to practice for an international conference.
As a faculty higher-degree-research student, it's also a requirement of your candidature that you present at a Research Students Forum (previously known as PESSA Forum).
Click here for details about your candidature presentation requirements
You can present a:
- 25 minute conference paper (15 minute presentation with 10 minutes discussion)
- poster presentation (poster presenters are required to be available for discussion at the forum).
Call for papers closed end of business Friday 11 October 2013.
Submissions for the Best Research Paper Award is now closed (closed 5pm, Thursday 3 October 2013). The winner will be announced after the keynote on the day of the forum.
Click here for full details about the award.
Please contact Research Student Liaison Officer if you have any queries regarding the Research Students Forum.