Okay, so this isn’t about the ‘research in motion’ you may hear about in the news …
Just an update on my research in motion.
My black poster tube has become a familiar travel companion. At times, it felt as though I had strapped on a quiver of arrows – armed and ready – for the toughest of questions 😉
In April and May, I presented 3 posters and assisted with others.
This week, I am finalizing 2 more posters for an international conference – right here in Edmonton! I look forward to learning alongside visitors from 60 countries (and am glad to have a break from trying to find room for my poster tube in an airplane overhead bin…).
I also received publishing news last week!
- The British Psychological Society journal Educational and Child Psychology will be publishing my article in December!
Durksen, T. L. & Klassen, R. M. (in press). Pre-service teachers’ weekly commitment and engagement during a final training placement: A longitudinal mixed methods study. Educational and Child Psychology 29(4): Teachers’ Well-being.
- Then the community-based research report I worked on last semester was published online!
Templeton, L., Durksen, T. L., & Zhang, X. (2012). Social determinants of health for the Aboriginal families who participated in the Families First Edmonton study. (Research Report, June 2012). Retrieved from: http://www.cup.ualberta.ca/social-determinants-of-health-for-aboriginal-families-in-edmonton
- If you click on this link you can ‘flip’ through the pages of this report: http://issuu.com/cupcom/docs/ffe_aboriginal_families_report_june_2012/1
I have enjoyed the many different ways of presenting research – by poster, journal article, community-based report. In February, I also experienced the process of publishing a short article in an online newsletter (ASCD Express), and last month an article I helped write for the summer issue of the ATA magazine was released both online and in print.
And even in this technological world, I had the opportunity to present research reports in meetings – with real people 🙂
So many ways to communicate research results… so little time. Speaking of… I guess I should start writing for the next conference proposal – due just 18 days from now…