For the 2024 annual SERA meeting, there are three training sessions. 

Training Session 1 ($30) OPEN

From Find it to Fund it! Strategies for Grant and Sponsored Research Success!
Presenter: Matthew Fuller 

You have an amazing research idea, but need financial support to bring your research vision to life. This session will cover details of each phase of sponsored research development from grant seeking, to proposal writing, award, and post-award leadership. Dr. Matthew Fuller is professor and Director of the Center for Assessment, Research, and Educational Safety at Sam Houston State University and has been responsible for sponsored research totaling $26 million.  In this workshop you will develop a grant seeking strategy, practice the development of a grant proposal, describe different funder motivations, and articulate a post-award leadership strategy for project success. This engaging, interactive workshop will provide opportunities for grant coaching and offer ideas for success proposal drafting, submission, and post award management.  Come ready to learn about a process for seeking sponsorship for research activities and develop a long-range, career-long approach sponsorship in higher education and non-profit settings.

Training Session 2 ($30) OPEN

Putting Statistical Assumptions Back in Their Place: A Guide to Nonparametric Statistics and Your Power to Make Whatever Assumptions You Want
Presenters: Grant B. Morgan & Hiroki Matsuo

In this workshop, we will provide an introduction to the logic and application of nonparametric statistics for comparing groups. We will examine the role statistical assumptions should play, if any, in your analysis and demonstrate how you can use nonparametric statistics instead of t test and/or ANOVA with no loss of information in almost any research situation. Ultimately, the goal of this workshop is to empower researchers to make whichever assumptions they want to make about their data instead of having assumptions imposed on them by the statistical procedures taught in most graduate programs. Examples in SPSS and R are provided throughout.

Training Session 3 ($30) OPEN

Do MORE than Just Finish: How to Thrive During the Dissertation Process and Write a Well-Funded, Award-Winning Dissertation that Propels You into A Sustainable Research Agenda and Career
Presenter: Emma P. Bullock 

As the winner of five major dissertation awards and six additional graduate student research awards while procuring over $20,000 in funding to support her dissertation scholarship, Dr. Emma Bullock, Ph.D. (2018 SERA Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper Award) knows how to approach the dissertation process so you earn multiple job interviews (Dr. Bullock had 25 phone interviews and 10 on-campus interview requests in her last year of grad school) and propel your career. From conceptualization to defense and the job interview, Dr. Bullock will share how to effectively and efficiently select your committee, select your topic and research question(s), hone your research skills, write a literature review, pilot your ideas, build your academic network, procure funding, use the resources your school and professional organizations offer, write in 30-minute increments, present and defend your findings, solicit spectacular letters of recommendation, and apply for awards that will propel you into a successful job interview process that promotes your research agenda and future career. You do not need to settle for just finishing. Bring YOUR dissertation ideas and learn how to use the dissertation process as the means toward accomplishing your academic and professional dreams in this interactive and fun workshop.

Pending availability, tickets for the training session may be purchased on-site (check or cash only).