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Seventh Annual Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research

July 29 - August 10, 2018

Seventh Annual Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research

Save the dates! July 29 - August 10, 2018

Hanover, NH 

“The Summer Seminar was one of the most rewarding professional experiences of my career.” (previous participant)

Do you have expertise in qualitative work, but interest in making your qualitative work more systematic or purposeful? Are you comfortable with your usual research approach, but looking to develop data-driven research abilities or to focus your data gathering to come to stronger answers to your questions? Perhaps you have a project that is leaving you feeling uncertain about how to best proceed with your data, or are feeling intellectually isolated and underresourced as you work on your research, seeking a research network and collaborative community? 

The 2018 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research is designed for writing faculty from all types of higher education venues who are beginning to work on data-driven research about writing in higher education contexts, and who would like an intensive, high-powered two weeks to work on that research, review the best approaches and methods, consult directly with experts, and network long-term with a cohort of other researchers. Guided interaction about participants’ projects is offered in the months leading up to the Seminar. The Seminar itself offers a quiet, resource-rich environment, coursework, small-group discussion and exchange, individual consultation with Seminar leaders, time to work alone or in groups on research projects, and a concluding presentation to the group with feedback from team leaders. 

We encourage both individuals and research groups or teams to apply. 

The Seminar coursework covers a range of topics, including data segmenting and coding, statistics, statistical analysis, effective literature reviews, research ethics, and so on. Special-interest topics are presented based on participants’ projects. 

A detailed announcement and the seminar webform application link are available here:

http://writing-speech.dartmouth.edu/research/summer-institutes-seminars

Application due December 15th 2017. Program fee is $1500; partial scholarships funded by CWPA and CCCC available to community college, HCBU, and TCU participants. Contact Christiane Donahue at Composition.Research.Seminar@Dartmouth.Edu with any questions.


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