AE-00-WS 03, How to Navigate the Ocean of Information in Educational Research?
EERA Workshop Tuesday morning (pre-registration required)
Researchers deal with bibliographic research on a daily basis and are experts in retrieving the information they need. Yet, there exist many literature services and they sometimes are not explicit about their scope of publications. Educational research often calls for a transdisciplinary and transnational state of knowledge, which is distributed - and occasionally hidden - in several databases. To avoid getting lost in searching but instead successfully navigate the ocean of information, a combination of knowledge about various databases, retrieval methods and search strategies is needed. As there is no one-stop solution in information seeking, the choice of databases, search engines and academic social networks remains an individual and research-related decision.
In a first step, the workshop aims to provide an overview of existing literature services, taking into account the publishing culture in educational science and concentrating on specialized databases in the field. Pros and cons will be considered with regard to the coverage of different media types and ways of access as well as their (sub)disciplinary focus. In addition, we will transgress the field of textual publications and give a short introduction to finding research data.
In a second step, we would like to address the participants and share their experiences of bibliographical work in the different fields of educational research as well as national contexts. Raising the question of the importance of publishing in national languages - regarding nationally organized educational systems - we shall discuss how this is reflected in search approaches, giving researchers the opportunity to express their needs.
The final part takes different search strategies in selected databases as starting point for some practical exercises in order to experience which methods and query strategies lead to different retrieval results. Opportunity is given to reflect and discuss on practical issues.
Objectives of the workshop are:
- To raise the participants’ awareness for different paths and methods in bibliographic search, to outline advantages and disadvantages of selected literature services as well as search strategies.
- To discuss experiences and needs.
- Practical experience of search strategies.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
The programme is updated regularly (each day in the morning)
- Search for keywords and phrases in "Text Search"
- Restrict in which part of the abstracts to search in "Where to search"
- Search for authors and in the respective field.
- For planning your conference attendance you may want to use the conference app, which will be issued some weeks before the conference
- If you are a session chair, best look up your chairing duties in the conference system (Conftool) or the app.