Call For Proposals! EHE Student Research Forum


Call for Proposals
2017 Student Research Forum

Ohio Union
February 24, 2017 — 8:30am to 2:45pm

The EHE Student Research Forum highlights the research efforts of undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and Human Ecology. Students can present their research either in an oral presentation format or by creating and displaying a poster.

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General Submission Guidelines

The deadline for proposal submission is Midnight on Sunday, October 30, 2016. All applicants will be notified via email by December 16, 2016 on the outcome of their submission. Questions may be directed to Rebecca Chacko at

Each student can only be the primary presenter on one oral presentation and one poster presentation. Each presentation needs to cover different research studies or different aspects of the same study and requires a separate proposal application. In the case of multiple presenters, a maximum of three individuals is allowed, including the primary presenter. The primary presenter will submit a single application on behalf of the entire group. The primary presenter will need the following information for all presenters:

  • Presenter Name (first and last)
  • Presenter OSU email (
  • Department and program
  • Advisor name (first and last)
  • Advisor OSU email (
  • Number of previous times presenting at EHE Student Research Forum.

Priority will be given to those presentations that describe completed research.

Presenters are expected to spend the entire day at event (just as at any other conference). Lunch will be served.

Proposal Submission Format and Content

1. Title: The project title should be no more than 20 words long (shorter is better).
2. Program Booklet Description: 350 characters maximum (approximately 50 words).
3. Presentation Type: Oral Presentation or Poster
4. Research Type: Priority will be given to Type 1: Completed Research Studies. Types 3, 4 and Type 5 are presented via Poster only.

Research Type Proposal Content Requirements Oral Presentations? Posters?
Type 1: Completed research study –context and purpose
–objectives/research questions
–methods used
–major findings/outcomes
–broader implications of your work
Yes — 15 minutes and 5 minutes of discussion Yes
Type 2: In progress research study –context and purpose
–objectives/research questions
–methods used
–preliminary findings and outcomes
Yes — 10 minute presentation with 10 minutes of feedback Yes
Type 3: Proposed study –context and purpose
–objectives/research questions
–proposed methods
–three questions for attendees to provide feedback on
No Yes
Type 4: Literature review –research question or problem
–how you organized the literature that was reviewed (findings, ideas or themes) and the relationships you found
–why and how the study will contribute to existing knowledge
No Yes
Type 5: Instrument validation –purpose of instrument
–intended population or audience
–what is measured
–reliability and validity discussion
No Yes
  1. Proposal: The purpose of the proposal is to provide a concise and informative summary of your project. The required content for the proposal is described in the above Presentation Type table. This is the content that will be used for the review process. In the online application, you will be asked to fill in a separate field that corresponds to each of the proposal requirements. The content of your proposal should fit the research and scholarly traditions of your field, but keep in mind that people outside your field will be reading and evaluating your abstract. Avoid technical jargon.You will be sent an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of your application.  If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please email Rebecca Chacko at

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