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|Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation and Distinguished Paper Awards
Direct all questions regarding these awards to the Distinguished Papers Committee chair, Rachelle Miller.
Deadline: July 15, 2019
Each year, MSERA recognizes up to one thesis or dissertation with the Herbert M. Handley Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award and up to one other scholarly paper with the James E. McLean Distinguished Paper Award. Submissions are blind-reviewed by committees, and the primary author of each receives a plaque and cash award.
member of MSERA who 1) completed a thesis or dissertation in 2018 that was
submitted in partial fulfillment of degree requirements at a college or
university within a member state of MSERA and 2) does not seek the James E.
McLean Outstanding Paper Award and this award in the same year is eligible for
Review for the award is a three-step process. First, the Program Committee will review the abstracts of the submitted thesis/dissertation summaries to determine if they will be accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Second, the Distinguished Papers Committee will review the papers 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 five papers receiving the highest composite reviews (or all summaries if fewer than six 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.Abstracts must be submitted at the web site (go to Call for Papers). In addition, a PDF copy of the complete dissertation/thesis summary must be sent to the MSERA Distinguished Paper and Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis Awards Committee Chair, Rachelle Miller.
The submission judged to be most outstanding at the conclusion of the review process will be declared winner of the competition. The chair will announce the award winner, recognize the thesis/dissertation director, and present the award winner with a plaque and $250 at the business meeting on the Thursday evening of the Annual Meeting.
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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
The submission judged to be most outstanding at the conclusion of the 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 is eligible to receive a $500 reimbursement to support travel expenses to present the paper at the next American Educational Research Association annual meeting.
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