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Cedarville University to Host National Research Conference

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Cedarville University to Host National Research Conference

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

May 18, 2006

Cedarville, Ohio-How does the migration experience affect Latina immigrant mothers and their children? What do elderly women want in a physician? How does being branded with a behavior disorder affect a person?

Research on topics such as these will be presented at the 18th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education (EQRE) Conference on June 9-10. The event is hosted by Cedarville University's Departments of Psychology and Education.

EQRE is one of only two longstanding, national research conferences focusing particularly on qualitative research. It is a juried-paper conference, with all accepted paper proposals undergoing a peer-review process.

A record number of submissions were received this year (from universities such as Cornell, Syracuse, Harvard, and Emory) as well as a record number of paper presentations (103). Scholars will present their research in both oral and poster presentation formats.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Annette Hemmings, associate professor in the Educational Foundations Program at the University of Cincinnati. Hemmings will speak on “Where Thunder Strikes: Affirming the Place of Theory and Methodological Rigor in Educational Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.”

Hemmings' address will be Friday, June 9 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 10.

Selected papers, after undergoing a peer-reviewed evaluation, will be published in an edited conference proceedings book by Cambridge Scholars Press (UK).

Cost for the event, including meals and materials, is $125 for general admission and $85 for students. For more information or to register, visit