Wednesday, March 17, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern Time)
Laura M. Stapleton, University of Maryland, College Park
Gregory R. Hancock, Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Kimberly A. Griffin, University of Maryland, College Park
Early career education researchers often enter the academic and professional community without the training in quantitative research methods that allows them to design rigorous impact and evaluation studies and to be competitive to secure federal grant funding. Team science, a movement toward collaborative research among interdisciplinary research groups (Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science, https://www.nap.edu/catalog/19007/enhancing-the-effectiveness-of-team-science ), has promise for improving the research success of early career scholars. In this workshop, the instructors present the NSF Quantitative Research Methods Scholars Program, a year-long mentorship and training institute designed after the principles of effective team science that provides quantitative methods training, one-on-one quantitative research mentorship, and facilitated peer-to-peer mentorship for early career researchers.
The instructors will also review strategies for effective peer-collaboration for interdisciplinary research teams, with particular focus on the promises and challenges of collaborations between substantive and quantitative methodological researchers. Workshop instructors will discuss models of mentorship between education researchers and quantitative methodologists and outline ways to construct mentorship relationships to best support the professional development of the mentees. Workshop participants will evaluate their own mentorship and mentee styles and identify the mentorship models most appropriate to their needs. Finally, quantitative mentors and current members of the NSF QRM Scholars Program will share their experiences with the program.