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Call for Proposals
You are invited to submit a proposal to the IRC-2013.
Your proposal should report secondary/in-depth research results of the IEA studies, based on one of the following thematic strands:
- Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS, TIMSS Advanced)
- International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (CIVED, ICCS)
- Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS, prePIRLS)
- Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M)
- Second Information Technology in Education Study (SITES)
- older IEA studies (see Completed Studies for a full list).
Authors of accepted proposals will be required to submit a full paper for presentation at the IRC-2013. Each presentation will be allocated 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion, and will be placed in a 1.5 hour session consisting of three individual paper presentations on similar themes followed by comments/critique by a discussant.
Please note that the proposal deadline has been extended to 15 December 2012. All proposals must be submitted by this date via the online submission system.
The language of the conference is English, and all submissions are required to be in English. Only individual proposals will be accepted (an individual proposal involves a single presentation of a paper, but may have more than one author). The submitted proposal should be 600–1,000 words in length, excluding references; proposals that are too long or too short will be refused without review. The proposal should include a title, short abstract (no more than 250 words), and a list of keywords (no more than five). In addition, the proposal should include the following sections:
- educational or academic significance of research
- perspectives or theoretical framework
- methods, statistical techniques, and/or modes of inquiry
- data sources
- results and discussion
- conclusions and/or point of view.
Please prepare your proposal for anonymous review by removing any reference to the author(s). Only submissions in PDF format will be accepted. For further information about IEA style requirements, please consult the IEA Style Guide.
In order to submit a proposal via the online submission and registration system, you will be asked to create a user account if you do not have one already. Please create only one account and keep your username and password safe. The same account will be used for proposal(s) submission, accessing the review results, and registration for the conference. After establishing a user account, you will be asked to validate your email address; this is necessary for the system to link your account to any submissions for which you are listed as a co-author.
Once you have logged into the system, you will have the opportunity to upload, review, and update your proposal at any time before the submission deadline. Please have the following information ready, as it will be required during the submission process: full name, institutional affiliation, and email address of all listed authors/co-authors; name of topic/thematic strand(s); proposal title, abstract, and keywords.
Each proposal will be reviewed anonymously by two reviewers. Submissions will be assessed for their relevance to the purpose of the conference and their quality, according to the following criteria:
- clarity of research purpose and theoretical framework
- appropriateness of statistical techniques/analysis
- reference to and use of data sources
- presentation and interpretation of results
- significance and originality of research
- organization, structure, and language of proposal.
Please keep in mind that proposals that are overly general or lack required information are likely to be rejected. It is important to be as precise and clear as possible when describing your research so that the reviewers are able to evaluate its merits. Language mistakes may also impede reviewers' ability to understand the content of the proposal; if necessary, please ask a native speaker for help.
You will be notified by email of the review decision by 28 February 2013.
Full paper submission
If your proposal is accepted, a full paper (maximum 4,000 words) must be submitted by 15 May 2013 via the online submission system. The paper should include complete author information (name, affiliation, and email address), an abstract (no longer than 300 words), and a list of keywords (no more than five). Please prepare your paper for submission in print-ready PDF format (including tables/figures).
Once you have logged into the system, you will have the opportunity to upload your final paper and to edit the details of your contribution, including the title, author information, abstract, and keywords. Please review these details carefully, as they will be used to construct the conference program. You will also be required to indicate which author(s) will be presenting the paper at the conference.
Full papers will be posted online. Authors of the best papers presented at the conference may be invited to have their work published in the IERI monograph series.