Herdsa 2009

Guidelines for Full Research and Scholarly Papers

All papers accepted in the refereed paper category will be included in the refereed proceedings of the Conference The Student Experience, Research and Development in Higher Education Volume 32.  In addition they will be placed on the Electronic Proceedings.  Please ensure that you follow the HERDSA paper guidelines for formatting.  Submissions which do not follow the formatting guidelines will be returned to authors and may not be reviewed.

Refereed paper
40 minutes (no more than 20 min presentation, at least 20 min discussion)

Research and scholarly papers describe completed studies based on qualitative, quantitative or other analytical methods. These papers do not require original empirical investigation, but must demonstrate a thorough understanding and rigorous analysis of current issues in higher education, leading to well argued conclusions. Paper presentations will take place in 40-minute sessions – allowing up to 20 minutes for presentation and at least 20 minutes for questions and discussion.

Proposals for research and scholarly papers will be reviewed using the following criteria:

Authors must submit a full paper for a formal peer review process (see Information for Reviewers (PDF) for full criteria and standards for refereed papers).

The maximum length for a full research/scholarly paper is 4,000 words.

As an alternative, you may submit your proposal as a concise paper or a showcase (20 minute presentation slot). 

 

Guidelines for Concise Research and Scholarly Papers

All papers accepted in the refereed paper category will be included in the refereed proceedings of the Conference The Student Experience, Research and Development in Higher Education Volume 32.  In addition they will be placed on the Electronic Proceedings.  Please ensure that you follow the HERDSA paper guidelines for formatting.  Submissions which do not follow the formatting guidelines will be returned to authors and may not be reviewed.

Refereed Paper
20 minutes (no more than 10 min presentation, at least 10 min discussion)

Research and scholarly papers describe completed studies based on qualitative, quantitative or other analytical methods. These papers do not require original empirical investigation, but must demonstrate a thorough understanding and rigorous analysis of current issues in higher education, leading to well argued conclusions. Paper presentations will take place in 20-minute sessions – allowing up to 10 minutes for presentation and at least 10 minutes for questions and discussion.  Proposals for research and scholarly papers will be reviewed using the following criteria:

Authors must submit a full paper for a formal peer review process (see Information for Reviewers (PDF) for full criteria and standards for refereed papers).

The maximum length of a research/scholarly paper is 2000 words.

As an alternative, you may submit your proposal as a Showcase (20 minute presentation slot).