InSITE 2019: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Jerusalem

Jun 30 - Jul 4 2019, Jerusalem, Israel 


Workshop Day, July 4, you will have options as to which workshop you will attend:

1. Workshop on Research and Writing for Publication: Mentoring on How to turn your great ideas into publishable journal papers  (Grandon Gill and ISI Journal Editors-in-Chief) Syllabus Online

Background: Over the past decade, both universities and accrediting agencies have been paying increased attention to faculty research activities—particularly at institutions for which research expectations in the past had been very limited. For many faculty members at these institutions, this change in emphasis has created demands for publication very unlike those in the past. Moreover, at many institutions—particularly those in the developing world—the increase in expectation has not been accompanied by increased resources. This workshop is principally intended to help an interdisciplinary audience of educators, researchers and students improve the conduct research and deliver that research in a form that increases the likelihood that it will be published. The workshop is not intended to be a substitute for a firm grounding in research methods or an overview of research in any particular discipline. Instead, its emphasis will be on designing research so that it flows naturally into a published form and on developing manuscripts that are likely to engage reviewers through the use of a number of different templates. A particular area of emphasis will be research related to scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), since this is a type of research that can often be conducted with very limited resources.

Workshop Objectives: The 6 hour workshop is intended to provide participants with tools that can help them increase their research productivity and rate of success in getting that research published. Topics to be covered will include:

  • What do institutions and accrediting agencies value? Determining what types of research are likely to be most beneficial.
  • Before getting started: Research ethics and institutional review concerns. The importance of establishing baseline measures prior to commencing research.
  • Research design tips: Some thoughts relating to designing research that is easier to move into publication. These include:
    • Breaking research into nearly independent components
    • Benefits of comparisons
    • Selecting questions that can be answered
    • Selecting questions for which all outcomes are interesting
    • Designing for the beneficiary
  • Research publication templates: A variety of structures that can be employed to organize research write-ups, particularly tailored to the Informing Science Institute’s family of journals:
    • Research question analysis
    • Empirical findings report
    • Example case report
    • Case research report
    • Design science investigation
    • Conceptual model
    • Action research report
  • Informing Science Outlets: An overview of publications within the ISI family and partner journals, with guidelines for fitting your manuscript to each publication.

Workshop Structure: The workshop will emphasize hands-on activities related to each of the topics covered. Online video lectures reviewing each topic will be available for review and sharing after the workshop is complete.

Accessing Content through Canvas:

All of the materials in the workshop, as well as links to a variety of videos have been put together in a Canvas site that is accessible to the public. The instructions for access to the site provided by Canvas will be provided later.

Tentative Workshop Schedule

Times will be adapted as needed to accommodate participant interests.

30 minutes

Facilitator and participants introduce themselves

30 minutes

Discussion of why we care about research

60 minutes

Before you get started: issues to consider

60 minutes

Research design tips

120 minutes

Using research design templates

30 minutes

Informing Science Institute’s outlets

30 minutes

Parting thoughts and questions


2. Enhance your qualitative research with NVivo (Michael Jones, ISI)

"NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content."

3.  Design Science Research methods and publication  (Matthew T. Mullarkey,

description is forthcoming

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