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Inaugural festival to share latest innovations in research methods

Anthony Rodriguez
June 22, 2017

The College of Education and Human Ecology’s Research Methodology Center (RMC) will host a multi-day professional development and networking event July 17-21 to share the latest innovations in research methodology from thought leaders across The Ohio State University.

The inaugural Interdisciplinary Methods Festival will inspire you to seek out new approaches to research problems and learn how interdisciplinary perspectives can open new opportunities for methodology and research.

“The field changes so rapidly. We want this to be a place where people can come to see what’s happening in a variety of places, and see new and emerging methods,” said Sandy Reed, RMC assistant director.

During the weeklong conference, faculty, staff and students across Ohio State will be able to choose from workshops, demonstrations, panel and poster sessions that offer in-depth, hands-on instruction in new methods used and emerging issues faced by researchers right here at Ohio State.

“All the knowledge we have at the university in research methods can really enhance the training of students and strengthen the skill-sets and methodological capacity of faculty,” said Ann O’Connell, professor of Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement and RMC director.

Topics at the festival include:

  • Team science
  • Data visualization
  • Research capacity building
  • Agent-based models
  • Rasch modeling
  • Interactive poster session
  • Many more events and activities

View the full agenda for the inaugural Interdisciplinary Methods Festival.

Interdisciplinary Methods Festival
July 17-21, 2017
Ohio State Research Commons
18th Avenue Library, 3rd Floor

Register to attend

Get involved

Students have until July 1 to submit their proposals for the conference’s poster presentation.

If you have interest in helping making the festival a success, you can volunteer in a number of ways.


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