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2015 NCTM Research Conference Proposal Guidelines

Each proposal must include: 

  • The title of the proposed presentation (maximum of 75 characters, approx. 12 words)
  • A single-spaced, 1500-word description of the session that addresses the criteria described below.
  • References cited in the description (not counted toward the 1500 word limit).
  • A brief description of how the time during the session will be used.
  • A 50 word abstract that will appear in the program book.
     

Please adhere to the following:

  • A 1500-word description should be uploaded as part of the proposal. References will be entered in a separate text box and will not count toward the 1500 word limit. PLEASE NOTE: To facilitate the blind review process, no information identifying the submitter or any speakers listed on the session may be included in the description. Your proposal will not be reviewed if there is any identifiable information included in the description.
  • Poster sessions have a limit of five presenters. All other sessions have a maximum of ten speakers.
  • A person may be a speaker on at most 2 sessions. However, you may only be a lead speaker on 1 session. This rule does not apply to the discussant role.
  • Co-speakers will not be added once the proposal form has been submitted. Please be sure to include all speakers in the original proposal.
  • Selling or promoting products is not allowed during presentations. You may describe how materials, etc., are used in research.

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria (as relevant to the submission):

Perspectives or Theoretical Framework for the Research:
Potential Considerations: Are the intellectual underpinnings for the work discussed? Are the theories or ideas that are driving the study clearly articulated? Does the author identify how the questions being investigated contribute to research or practice? To what extent does the research suggest and explore creative and original concepts?
(Interactive Paper Sessions, Brief Research Reports, Poster Sessions, Research Symposia, Discussion Sessions) 

Methods, Techniques, or Modes of Inquiry for the Research:
Potential Considerations: Are the research questions clearly identified? Has the methodology been clearly articulated? Is the methodology or mode of inquiry appropriate for the research? Are the methods supported by the perspectives or theoretical framework? Is the sample identified and adequate? 
(Interactive Paper Sessions, Brief Research Reports, Poster Sessions, Research Symposia)  

Data Sources or Evidence for the Research:
Potential Considerations: Are the sources or evidence drawn on in this study described or discussed? Are the sources adequate and appropriate for the research? Are quantitative and/or qualitative data utilized in appropriate ways to answer the research questions?
(Interactive Paper Sessions, Brief Research Reports, Poster Sessions, Research Symposia)   

Results and/or Conclusions:
Potential Considerations: Do the results and/or findings address the research questions? Are the conclusions consistent with, or do they flow from the analysis? Are the results/analyses situated within a broader context? Does the analysis of the data support the results reported?
(Interactive Paper Sessions, Brief Research Reports, Poster Sessions, Research Symposia)  

Educational or Scientific Importance of the Research:
Potential Considerations: Does the work advance the knowledge and understanding within the area of mathematics education research or practice?
(Interactive Paper Sessions, Brief Research Reports, Poster Sessions, Research Symposia, Discussion Sessions)  

Organization of the Session:
Potential Considerations: How well conceived and organized is the proposed session? Does the content of the presentation fit the identified session design? Does the presentation allow adequate time and structure for participants’ engagement?
(Research Symposia, Discussion Sessions)  


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