For the 2019 annual SERA meeting there are TWO training sessions. Pending availability, tickets for the training sessions may be purchased on-site (check or cash only). 

Training Session ($40) OPEN
Close Encounters of the Third Paradigm: Mixed Methods Researchers – We’re Not Alone
Presenter: Tony L. Talbert, Associate Dean and Professor, Baylor University

This interactive symposium will explore how two unique research species (quantitative and qualitative) from two distinctive galaxies (interpretivism and positivism) telling two parallel stories  (narrative and numeric) can move beyond conditioned coexistence into complementary conjoining into a third paradigm known as Mixed Methods Research. Three broad topics will serve as the framework for discussion: 1. Hyphen or no hyphen? The nature and foundations of mixed methods research; “Come to the edge,” he said: Choosing and conducting a mixed methods design; and, 3. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways: Interpreting and reporting complementary numbers and narratives.  In addition,  participants will be asked to share instances and insights from their own close encounter with Mixed Methods Research.

Training Session ($20) OPEN
The P.O.W.E.R.ful Hour Full: How to Transform Your Writing in One Hour, Every Day, and Not Get Bored
PresentersCarly Jennings and Sharon Matthewes

You know your subject matter. But do you know which writing processes are optimal for you to communicate your expertise? The ones that yield productivity, publications, and promotions? The P.O.W.E.R. system will save you years of trial and error. Pat Goodson pioneered the “Promoting Outstanding Writing for Excellence in Research” system at Texas A&M University. During this two-hour workshop based on P.O.W.E.R. principles we will survey the most effective practices from leading writers (academic and non-academic) and peak performance theory that you can apply to your writing work. Show up to this workshop with a device on which you can compose and edit text, one of your works in progress, and your top three writing goals in mind. You will leave with strategies, techniques, templates, resources, reading lists, and new accountability partners for your academic writing career.