June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Educational Research and Methods
This Work-In-Progress paper highlights the work being done as part of an NSF grant to explore the field of Engineering Education Research (EER) through the perspective of the peer review process. The research objective of this project is to identify what kinds of scholarship are readily accepted into the field of engineering education research through peer review processes, and what kinds are not. By identifying what approaches, topics, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies are accepted and not accepted through the peer review process, the field can be more open to discussion of the advancement of EER. More broadly, identifying such boundary knowledge can facilitate new understanding of how the social construction of knowledge occurs in interdisciplinary fields beyond engineering education.
To meet the objectives of this project, the project team is focused on the peer review process for JEE: The Research Journal of Engineering Education. JEE was selected for its status as a top journal for EER and its function as a research “gate keeper” within the community. Participants were initially recruited from multiple national and international engineering education listservs and the distribution of flyers at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference. Participants completed a screening survey that asked about their experiences submitting and publishing with JEE. The data from the survey was used to select participants for interviews. Thirty-four authors were interviewed about their experience in Fall 2018.
Initial findings from this work will be presented for discussion as part of the presentation of this WIP.
Cutler, S., & Beddoes, K., & Croninger, R. M. V. (2019, June), Board 43: Work in Progress: The Field of Engineering Education Research as Seen Through the Peer Review Process Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32349
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