July 5, 2018
Description: The Research Roundtable provides a forum for student, junior, and accomplished researchers to present their research proposals and projects in various phases of completion to an audience of peers, colleagues, and experts. The purpose of the Research Roundtable is to create a dynamic environment that is mutually beneficial to researchers and audience. Within this context, healthy and critical moderated discussion, consultation and progressive feedback are utilized to explore new and in-process qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and arts- based research projects. The result of this lively discussion will be the generation of questions, ideas, and insights specific to each researcher while simultaneously responding to the bigger, general challenges and innovations in art therapy research.
Co-Moderators: Theresa Van Lith, PhD, ATR, AThR, Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, BCPC, Dave Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC
Submissions due August 1, 2018
Research Methods: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed-Methods, and Arts-Based studies are welcome.
Presentation Types: Presentations may include research that is in the proposal, data collection, or data analysis phase.
Content: The following describes what should be addressed in each presentation based upon the phase of the project.
- Research projects that are at the proposal stage should include research question(s), gap analysis, brief review of the literature and outline of methods.
- Research projects that are in the data collection phase should include research question(s), gap analysis, brief review of the literature, detailed description of design, data collection methods, sampling method, participants, human subject ethical issues and precautions, and plans for data analysis
- Research projects that are in the data analysis phase should include research question(s), gap analysis, brief review of the literature, detailed description of design, data collection methods, sampling method, participants, human subject ethical issues and precautions, data analysis procedures, and challenges.
The following is a description of what should be addressed in all presentations:
- A statement about why the researcher is presenting his/her research at the Research Roundtable and a list of at least two objectives related to what he/she hopes to gain from participation in the Research Roundtable;
- A title that identifies the topic or content area of the research project;
- A clear outline of the rationale for the topic and relevance to art therapy, the particular design being proposed or in use, and the challenges encountered in integrating the research questions, data collection, and data analysis methods;
- AT least three (3) questions that the researcher has for the consulting audience; and
- All submissions must comply with the APA Publication Manual (6th Ed.) style format.
Proposals: Proposals for the Research Roundtable should be written in the form of a 600-word abstract which addresses, in summary form, the points listed above that are required in the presentation. Two objectives related to what the presenter hopes to gain from participation in the Research Roundtable and three questions that the researcher has for the consulting audience should be included after the abstract. A reference list of any references cited in the abstract should be added at the end of the abstract, objectives, and questions to complete the submission.
For questions and for submission: Please email Dr. Theresa Van Lith- email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Session Date and Time: Friday, November 2nd, 2018, from 1.15pm-2.45pm.
- The Research Roundtable session is one-and-one-half (1 ½) hours long.
- The Research Roundtable will be moderated by experts in quantitative, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods research experts.
- Three presentations will be selected for the Research Roundtable session. The three presentations may be related to one another by topic, design, and/or method.
- Each presentation is allotted 25 minutes: 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion immediately following the presentation.
- Fifteen minutes will be allotted at the conclusion of the individual presentations. The three presenters and three moderators will form a panel to entertain additional general or specific questions and discussion. One moderator will conclude the session with a summary of the particular issues, questions, challenges, and/or recommendations that emerged from the session.