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NCARE 2021 Information

Call for Proposals

Paper Presentation:

NCARE would like to invite graduate students and faculty to submit a paper proposal for this year’s virtual conference.  Sessions will be held via Zoom whereby a session moderator will time each presentation at 10 minutes, allowing for 5 minutes of questions after each presentation.  Presenters will be expected to share their screen to present slides during their presentation.

Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review: 

  1. Blinded title page with author information removed.

  2. Abstract (up to 200 words).

  3. Proposal summary (blinded; approximately 1,200 words or two single-spaced pages) with the following headings:

    • Objectives or research questions

    • Perspective or theoretical framework

    • Method or techniques

    • Data sources

    • Results and conclusions

All proposals should be written using the 7th Edition APA Publication Manual.  Proposals will be reviewed by at least two referees, using the criteria of quality, originality, and significance. 


Panel Presentations:

Panel presentations allow groups of colleagues to present research together around a particular theme. Panels will include three or four individual presentations. If you have colleagues whose work would be appropriate to establish a panel, we invite panel coordinators to submit proposals. 

Panel proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review: 

For groups of individual presenters wanting to form a panel, please submit the following-

  1. Blinded proposed panel title page with titles of individual presentations (author information removed). 
  2. Panel description (up to 200 words). 
  3. The three to four individual abstracts (up to 200 words each).
  4. Proposal summary for each paper (blinded; approximately 1,200 words or two single-spaced pages) with the following headings:
    • Objectives or research questions
    • Perspective or theoretical framework
    • Method or techniques
    • Data sources
    • Results and conclusions

For researchers wanting to create a symposium style panel, please submit the following- 

  1. Blinded proposed panel title page with title of the symposium (author information removed).
  2. Symposia description (up to 200 words).
  3. Structure of the session
  4. Presenter bios (still blinded up to 50 words)
  5. Proposal summary for the symposia (blinded; approximately 1,200 words or two single-spaced pages) with the following headings:
    • Objectives of the session
    • Overview of the presentation
    • Research details:
    • Objectives or research questions
    • Perspective or theoretical framework
    • Method or techniques
    • Data sources
    • Results and conclusions
    • Scholarly or scientific significance

    Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Proposal:

    The University of Queensland (UQ) created the Three Minute Thesis competition in an effort to cultivate “students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.”  This format increases a student's “capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.”

    For more information, please visit: https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/home

    NCARE would like to invite graduate students and faculty to submit a 3MT ® proposal for this year’s virtual conference.  Sessions will be held via Zoom whereby a session moderator will time each presentation at 3 minutes, allowing for 2 minutes of transition time between presenters.  

    3MT ® Rules:

    • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.

    • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.

    • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.

    • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.

    • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).

    • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.

    Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review: 

    1. Blinded title page with author information removed.

    2. Abstract (up to 200 words).  Please reference this guide to help you create your abstract: https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/abstract-keywords-guide.pdf

    All proposals should be written using the 7th Edition APA Publication Manual.  Proposals will be reviewed by at least two referees, using the criteria of quality, originality, and significance.

    In lieu of the poster award this year, an award will be given for the 3MT student competition.

    NCARE is an affiliate member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) through the Consortium of State and Regional Educational Research Associations (SRERA).


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