This is a call for abstracts from both practitioners and researchers for the symposium: "Well, that's interesting! Emergent results, unexpected findings, and new areas for research" at the 2022 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) from July 31st-August 4th. Abstracts must be submitted by February 28th, 2022 for full consideration. Submit abstracts to MAPS at https://bcce2022.abstractcentral.com/ by February 28th.
*Well, that's interesting! Emergent results, unexpected findings, and new areas for research*
Have you ever set out to study one thing and noticed something else? The nature of DBER and SoTL scholarship requires careful thought to craft research question(s) and intentionally select appropriate methods. However, despite this planning, sometimes unexpected things emerge or the data gathered answers different or additional questions. These emergent or exploratory findings can generate productive research avenues and highlight areas where more study is desperately needed. The central goal of this symposium is for presenters from both research and practice to share surprising and/or unexpected results, particularly those that highlight new areas for further study (or that you couldn’t fit in that publication). To facilitate this, we encourage presenters to tell the full story of the data: detailed context, specific descriptions of what data was collected or observed, and the resulting questions and/or implications.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
Michelle Herridge (she/her/hers), Baylor University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicole James (she/her/hers), Reed College (email@example.com)