I’m attending my first New England Educational Research Organization conference in New Bedford, MA. This is the first research conference I’ve attended. The sessions have been very interesting so far. It’s been a learning process for me to see how different people formulate studies and get ideas. It was also great to listen to feedback and hear how presenters would have changed parts of their study.
Today was my turn at a roundtable discussion, thank goodness I felt relaxed, for the most part. Although it is intimidating to be among all these wonderful researchers who are really here to help students learn. I think I received some wonderful feedback on my questions which may help me as I try to look for a dissertation topic. Its been hard to figure one out, but they did agree that what I am interested in is something that does not have much research so could be helpful to the field. So that was encouraging to me.
I also learned so much from the other person who presented at my table. He had done a study, so his discussion gave me a lot to consider for my future research. I think this is one of the benefits of having attended this conference, hearing from some active research that is on-going gave my some new perspectives that I would have never considered on my own.
I can’t wait to attend next year!