Proposal Title

Rolling with the Punches: How a Research Project Persisted Through the Pandemic

Presentation Type

Short (15 minute) synchronous

Start Date

16-2-2021 2:50 PM

End Date

16-2-2021 3:10 PM

Proposal Abstract

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing business-as-usual to a grinding halt, it is not surprising that many activities have been suspended indefinitely. It is certainly not an ideal time to complete a two-year research on student achievement project. However, where there is a will, there is a way! The research project sought to examine the success rate of students who have been placed into ESAL courses through their International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores, as opposed to the in-house English Placement Test (EPT). This session will outline some of the unexpected considerations and research limitations that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The researcher will then share what she has done to mitigate those limitations to allow her project to endure throughout these challenging times. Participants will also be given an opportunity to share the research challenges they have faced and the strategies they are employing to resolve those challenges. By attending this session, participants who are contemplating beginning a project or struggling to proceed with one may be inspired to find creative ways to navigate the unfamiliar landscape of the current pandemic.

Statement

This session addresses the theme “Beyond the Usual: Lemonade from Lemons in COVID” by describing how a research project persisted through the pandemic and inviting discussion on how other projects can as well.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Feb 16th, 2:50 PM Feb 16th, 3:10 PM

Rolling with the Punches: How a Research Project Persisted Through the Pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing business-as-usual to a grinding halt, it is not surprising that many activities have been suspended indefinitely. It is certainly not an ideal time to complete a two-year research on student achievement project. However, where there is a will, there is a way! The research project sought to examine the success rate of students who have been placed into ESAL courses through their International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores, as opposed to the in-house English Placement Test (EPT). This session will outline some of the unexpected considerations and research limitations that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The researcher will then share what she has done to mitigate those limitations to allow her project to endure throughout these challenging times. Participants will also be given an opportunity to share the research challenges they have faced and the strategies they are employing to resolve those challenges. By attending this session, participants who are contemplating beginning a project or struggling to proceed with one may be inspired to find creative ways to navigate the unfamiliar landscape of the current pandemic.