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Title: Office of Educational Research bulletin
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Language: English
Creator: Office of Educational Research, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of Educational Research, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: December 2008
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College of Education
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Office of Educational Research
December 2008


Office of Educational Research Bulletin (ORB)


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News & Notes


OER Happenings


A year filled with transitions and
sacrifices is almost gone and new
challenges are sure to come. We are
heartened that in spite of these
struggles, the OER's mission is alive and
well. We continue to thrive because of
committed and active faculty who avail
themselves of our services and on many
occasions have helped us to better serve
you by volunteering to provide
training, brown bag sessions, and
grants expertise. Thanksgiving is come
and gone and the semester is almost
over. We are hopeful that good things
will come with the New Year. We want
to extend our gratitude to all of you who
have supported our efforts throughout
this year, and to invite those who have
yet to visit with us to do so in the future.

Best wishes to each of you for a peaceful
and joyful holiday season...


The OER is pleased to announce the
availability of electronic research and
grants related training materials from
past sessions. PDF documents on the
following topics may be found at:
http://education.ufl.edu/web/?pid=1257

/ Proposals from A through Z
/ Survey Research Methods
/ Data Safety
i Methods for Causal Inference
with Observational Data
/ (Program Management coming
soon!)

We hope you will find these resources
useful.

We are also working on scanning PDF
copies of Successfully Funded Projects
from various agencies to be made
available for faculty review in the COE
intranet.


See you in 2009!








Look out for the official announcement!
Spring semester training are in the
works. We plan to offer sessions on the
following topics:

/ Cost Sharing 101
/ Using NVivo and/or
HyperRESEARCH
/ Writing & Publishing

If you want to see other topics featured
in the lineup, email Ana:
anapuig@coe.ufl.edu.




Congratulations are in order for James
McLeskey (Special Education) for his
award from the Florida Department of
Education and to Valeria Gordon
(Operative Dentistry) and Cyndi
Garvan (Office of Educational Research)
for their award from the National
Institutes of Health.


Best wishes to Fredrick Taylor
(Electrical & Computer Engineering)
and David Miller (Educational
Psychology) for their proposal to the
National Science Foundation; Elliot
Douglas (Materials Science &
Engineering), David Therriault
(Educational Psychology) and Mirka
Koro-Ljungberg (Educational
Psychology) for their submission to the
National Science Foundation, and to
Elizabeth Yeager Washington (School
of Teaching and Learning) for her
proposal to the Center for Civic
Education.

For more details about these awards, see
the table on the next page.

Ana & John


ORB -December 2008









College of Education Funded Projects November 2008

Principal Investigator: James McLeskey (Special Education) Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)
Project Period: 10/01/2008-09/30/2009
Award Amount: $305,000.00

Principal Investigator: Valeria Gordon (Operative Dentistry)
Co-PI: Cyndi Garvan (Office of Educational Research)
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Proposal Title: Alkali Production in Human Dental Plaque & Saliva as Predictor or Caries
Risk
Project Period: 09/30/2008-08/31/2009
Award Amount: $13,967.62



College of Education Submitted Projects November 2008

Principal Investigator: Fredrick Taylor (Electrical & Computer Engineering
Co-PI: David Miller (Educational Psychology)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: Knowledge Diffusion: Contextual Research Topics: ENGAGE
Requested Amount: $35,132.00

Principal Investigator: Elliot Douglas (Materials Science & Engineering)
Co-PIs: David Therriault (Educational Psychology), Mirka Koro-Ljungberg (Educational
Psychology)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: Empirical Study of Emerging Research: the Role of Epistemological
Beliefs and Cognitive Processing on Engineering Students' Ability to Solve Ambiguous
Problems
Requested Amount: $489,296.00

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Yeager Washington (School of Teaching & Learning)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Center for Civic Education
Proposal Title: Performance and Persistence Trajectories of Undergraduate Women in
Science Majors
Requested Amount: 38,803.00


ORB -December 2008




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