July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Women in Engineering and Environmental Engineering
As part of the 2019 biennial conference of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, a pre-conference workshop on the topic of structured reviews was delivered to 22 participants. The workshop had three objectives, namely: 1) raising awareness about the process of structured reviews; 2) demonstrating the process of structured reviews; and 3) encouraging participants to adopt a structured review format for future research. To achieve these objectives, three activities were undertaken, including: 1) a pre-conference web site was constructed where participants completed mandatory exercises before the on-site portion of the workshop; 2) group-work to learn the structured review process during the on-site portion of the workshop; and 3) voluntary follow-up including mentoring/coaching by workshop conveners to support the use of structured reviews in future research after the completion of the on-site portion of the workshop. Assessment of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of workshop participants was undertaken using an on-site, anonymous, voluntary readiness assessment test (RAT) as well as an on-site, anonymous, voluntary comprehension assessment test (CAT), administered immediately preceding and following the on-site portion of the workshop, respectively. To support the long-term adoption of structured reviews in research, the workshop moderators provided mentoring/coaching to workshop participants in the months following the completion of the on-site portion of the workshop. The value of this long-term mentoring/coaching was assessed by an additional CAT administered one year after the completion of the on-site portion of the workshop. The purpose of this paper is to share: 1) workshop content and format that could be used by other conveners of similar workshops; 2) results of the analysis of the RAT and CATs; and 3) the author’s experience with mentoring/coaching workshop participants on the use of structured reviews.
Oerther, D. B. (2021, July), Workshop Result: Teaching Structured Reviews to Environmental Engineering Researchers Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://strategy.asee.org/38222
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