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CU to Host National Research Conference

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CU to Host National Research Conference

by Public Relations Office

May 20, 2005

Cedarville, Ohio—The Cedarville University Department of Psychology will host the 17th Annual Ohio Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education (EQRE) Conference on June 3-4. The conference will give scholars the opportunity to present their research findings in both paper and poster sessions, and Cambridge Scholars Press (UK) will publish the conference proceedings. Previous institutions to host EQRE have included the University of Massachusetts and Teachers College, Columbia University. The keynote speaker for the event will be Peter Demerath, associate professor of social and cultural foundations at The Ohio State University. Demerath will speak on "The Science of Context: Modes of Response for Ethnographers and Qualitative Researchers in Education." His address will "review criteria for ‘scientifically-based research` as expressed in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Education Sciences Act of 2002, and the new Institute for Education Sciences, and identify several pathways along which researchers may productively work in such a context," according to the EQRE Web site. Demerath`s address will be Friday, June 3 at 12:15 p.m. Concurrent paper sessions will be held throughout the two-day event, with the poster sessions taking place from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3. Cost for the event, including meals and materials, is $85 for general admission and $35 for students. For more information or to register, visit www.cedarville.edu/eqre or contact Dr. Michael Firmin, chair of the department of psychology, at 937-766-7970 or firmin@cedarville.edu. -30-