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|James E. McLean Distinguished Paper Award|
Any current member of MSERA who does not seek the Herbert M. Handley Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award and this award in the same year is eligible for this award.
To be considered for this award, the author must have received notification that his/her proposal has been accepted for inclusion in the Annual Meeting program. In addition, an electronic summary (PDF, DOC, DOCX, or RTF only) must be remitted to the Distinguished Papers Committee chair by July 15. The summary must follow APA (6th ed.) style guidelines and may not exceed 25 double-spaced, typewritten pages, including narrative, tables and bibliography. Author name and institutional affiliation must be provided on the cover page only.
Review for the award is a three-step process. First, the Program Committee will review the Call for Proposals' submissions to determine if they will be accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Second, the Distinguished Papers Committee will review the summaries provided to the committee chair and identify the most outstanding among those submitted. The chair will ensure that each submitted summary receives a minimum of three blind reviews by members of the Distinguished Papers Committee. Third, the chair will identify the five summaries receiving the highest composite reviews (or all summaries if fewer than five entries are submitted), and those will then be reviewed a second time by members of the Distinguished Papers Committee based on all possible pairwise comparisons.
The submission judged to be most outstanding at the conclusion of the three-stage review process will be declared winner of the competition. The chair will announce the award winner at the business meeting on the Thursday evening of the Annual Meeting. The winner will receive a plaque and $500 stipend to support travel expenses to present the paper at the next American Educational Research Association annual meeting.
Visit the Annual Meeting page for this year's contact and submission information.
2017: Nykela Jackson and Rachelle Miller
2015: Suzanne Franco
2014: Anthony Onwuegbuzie, Marla H. Mallette, Eunjin Hwang, and John R. Slate
2013: Anthony Onwuegbuzie and Kathleen M.T. Collins
2012: Franz H. Reneau
2011: Andi L. Paganelli
2009: Larry G. Daniel, Lunetta M. Williams, and Katrina W. Hall
2007: Nancy L. Leach and Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
2006: Glennelle and Gerald Halpin
2005: Chuck Achilles
2004: Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and Nancy Leach
2003: Kathleen M. T. Collins and Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
2002: Betty Porter
2000: J. Jackson Barnett and James E. McLean
1999: Kevin M. Kieffer and Bruce Thompson
1998: Katrina N. Rhymer, Karen Dittmer, Christopher H. Skinner, and Bertha Jackson
1997: Scott C. Bauer and Ira E. Bogotch
1996: Pat Wachholz and Carol Etheridge
1995: Christopher H. Skinner, Patricia Logan, Gregg A. Johns, and Sheri L. Robinson
1994: Yi- Cheng Wu and James E. McLean
1993: Alan S. Kaufman, Jane Ford-Richardson, and James E. McLean
1992: B. A. Nye, C. M.Achilles, J. Zahorias, D. Fulton,
1991: Robert L. Kennedy, Jianliang Wang, and Gene Harryman
1990: Marion Dana, Anthony Scheffler, Mark Richmond, Sandra Smith, and Howard Draper
1989: Jeffrey Gorrell
1988: James E. McLean and Alan S. Kaufman
1987: Larry Webber, Bruce Thompson, and Gerald S. Berenson
1986: Joan M. Butler, David DeRuzzo, John P. Wollenberg, and Herbert M. Handley
1985: Charles M. Achilles and M. Nan Lintz
1984: James Flaitz
1983: James M. Prater, Jr.
1982: Debra Joyce Steele
1981: Linda Newby
1980: Ruth Bragman
1979: Charles E. Standifer and Ernest G. Maples
1978: Robert E. Bills
1977: Robert H. Bradley and Bettye M. Caldwell
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