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Opportunities for Student and Early Career Professionals (SECP)

 

 

Call for Proposals: 2023 SECP Research Colloquium

AAIDD Student and Early Career Professional and Research Interest Networks present:
2023 SECP Research Colloquium: Developing a Research Line of Inquiry

The preconference research colloquium provides AAIDD students and early career professionals (SECPs) with an opportunity to present their research and network with leading intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) researchers. Presenters will have an opportunity to receive feedback on how to translate their work into meaningful research, policy, and practice.

SECPs are invited to submit a description of their research (at the proposal stage or completed, see below) to present at the colloquium. Following each presentation, experts in the field from the Research Interest Network and the other colloquium presenters will engage in a brief open forum to answer questions and provide feedback about: the significance and innovation of the project, methodological rigor, and potential translation of findings for future research, policy, and practice related to individuals with IDD. Colloquium presenters can also identify specific questions or concepts for which they seek feedback. The colloquium will also address dissemination of scholarship in multiple venues (e.g., peer-reviewed journals, practitioner-based journals, blogs, etc.).

Learning Objectives
After attending this colloquium, student and early career professionals will:
• Enhance the significance, innovation, and rigor of their research
• Develop relationships with other students and early career professionals and experts conducting research related to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
• Practice developing and delivering research proposals, presentations, and other methods of dissemination to translate findings to future research, policy, and practice

Participants
Students and early career professionals (10 years or less since terminal degree). Individuals submitting proposals must be first author/principal investigator on the completed study or work in progress. You do not need to be a member of the AAIDD Student and Early Career Interest Network to submit to the research colloquium. Accepted participants must register for the AAIDD conference and this pre-conference workshop.

Date
June 4, 2023

Location
2023 AAIDD Conference Venue

Sponsors
TBD

Facilitators:
Research Interest Network and the Student and Early Career Professionals Interest Network

Proposal/ Abstract Types and Submission Guidelines
Two types of abstracts can be submitted for review at the colloquium:
1. Research abstract
2. Research work in progress
All abstracts are submitted using a standard template, provided at the end of this document.

1. Research Abstract
These abstracts feature completed research. This means data collection and analysis are complete. Abstract section 1 through 4 follow the same guidelines as the AAIDD conference abstract submission guidelines, and will be evaluated on the same rubric. The five sections of the 700-word abstract are:
1. Background & Purpose/Aims (150 words)
2. Design (Methods: 250 words)
3. Findings (100 words)
4. Implications & Impact (100 words)
5. Questions for Feedback: (100 words) List 1-3 questions for feedback. These questions may relate to methods, analysis, dissemination, and/or application to policy and practice.

Abstracts submitted to the AAIDD conference may also be submitted to the colloquium for focused discussion and feedback. However, colloquium submissions must be made separately using the attached form.

2. Research Works in Progress
These abstracts may feature a proposed research project (for example, a dissertation proposal or grant application), or an ongoing research project (data collection and analysis are not yet complete). The five sections of the 700-word abstract are:
1. Background & Purpose/Aims (150 words)
2. Proposed Design & Methods (250 words) For studies under progress, describe current design and methods. For proposals, describe planned design and methods.
3. Hypothesized Outcomes (100 words)

• For quantitative proposals and studies in progress, report study hypotheses with brief justification; studies in progress may also report initial analyses if available.
• For qualitative study proposals, describe theories or frameworks that may inform interpretation of findings. For qualitative studies under progress, describe any emerging codes or coding structure.

4. Implications & Impact (100 words). Describe the intended impact of findings on future research, practice, and/or policy.
5. Questions for Feedback: (100 words): List 1-3 questions for feedback. These questions may relate to methods, analysis, dissemination, and/or application to policy and practice.

Proposal/Abstract Submission and Registration
Please submit proposals to Elizabeth Schmidt with SECP/RD Research Colloquium in the Subject.

Deadline: April 7th, 2023
Notification: Early May

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