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Research Methods

Rigorous educational research does more than uncover new knowledge – it changes lives. From open science to data analysis to groundbreaking qualitative and theoretical discoveries, our faculty and scholars are improving how research is done.

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Hunter Student Research Conference

The Hunter Student Research Conference (HSRC) is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to share their research while gaining valuable experience proposing, preparing, and presenting their work in a supportive environment.

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Virginia Education Science Training (VEST) Fellowships

The VEST program prepares students to apply theory and methods from the social sciences to research on schools and classrooms. VEST fellows experience an exciting set of courses, workshops and speakers. Through these experiences, fellows learn a set of rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental methods that help them develop proficiency in designs that allow for causal inference.

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Teachers in the Movement

Educators were often at the forefront of social activism, yet their role and participation in the Civil Rights Movement has been largely ignored. This ambitious research project is capturing their stories, building a rich archive of data one interview at a time.

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