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Distinguished Paper Award

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The Georgia Educational Research Association participates in the Distinguished Paper Session sponsored by the State and Regional Educational Research Associations (SRERA), a Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Participation requires state and regional associations to select a distinguished paper that reflects the high quality of research presented at state and regional conferences. This year’s winning paper is guaranteed a slot at an SRERA session at next year’s AERA Meeting.

You are required to check the option of the Distinguished Paper Award during the proposal submission process if you want to be considered for this award. Selecting this option will generate an e-mail containing the link for submitting your paper. You will then submit your paper (maximum 2500 words, excluding title page, references, and appendices) via Digital Commons by the stated due date. Papers that exceed the maximum word count will not be reviewed for the award.

Registration for the GERA Annual Meeting is required. The author must present the winning paper at the GERA Annual Meeting and at the next year’s AERA Meeting. Papers may have more than one author. Individuals may be the first author on only one paper being considered for this award.

Note: AERA registration will only be paid for the first author and only one plaque will be given.

Criteria for selecting a winning paper will be the same as used by reviewers of various scholarly journals publishing articles related to educational research. A wide variety of topics and research methods pertaining to educational research are appropriate for this competition.

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Last updated: 4/8/2020