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Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers

https://www.fcd-us.org/getting-it-right-conversation-guide-for-preparing-implementation-researchers/

The Foundation for Child Development is excited to announce the release of Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers. This new conversation guide serves as a companion piece to our 2020 Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education publication that provides insights into the value of including implementation research in the study of early care and education (ECE) and its potential to improve programs and policies and achieve stronger outcomes for all young children.

The guide aims to help faculty in institutions of higher education prepare future researchers to conduct implementation research. As a resource the guide can be used by faculty to initiate and sustain conversation with their students about ECE implementation research, particularly within research methods, program evaluation, and statistics courses. The guide extends discussion about effective ECE, what still needs to be learned, and how implementation research can help fill the gaps. An overview of implementation research, discussion questions, reflections on moving ECE implementation research forward, and suggestions for small group activities, are provided to further support student engagement.

Now, faculty and student researchers may utilize this conversation guide to expand their exploration of what works, for whom, and under what conditions to better understand how to improve ECE programs and policies and achieve stronger outcomes for all young children.

Upcoming Roundtable Webinar

Preparing Future Early Care and Education Implementation Researchers

Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST

REGISTER HERE

Join us for a roundtable webinar aimed at addressing issues related to the preparation of implementation researchers in the early care and education (ECE) field. This discussion between faculty will focus on how to prepare researchers, particularly researchers of color, and the opportunities and challenges related to conducting ECE implementation research. Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers will ground the roundtable conversation about how higher education can further the learning of student researchers.

Attendees will have an opportunity to join the conversation and ask questions during a live Q&A session.

Featured Presenters:
Riana Elyse Anderson, Ph.D., LCP
Associate Director
Health Behavior & Health Education
University of Michigan

A. Nayena Blankson, Ph.D.
Professor
Psychology Department
Spelman College

Timothy C. Guetterman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Associate Director, Mixed Methods Program
University of Michigan

Sharon Ryan, Ed.D.
Professor of Early Childhood Education
Department of Learning and Teaching
Rutgers University

Getting it Right Chapter Summaries

Access chapter summaries of Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education here.

Getting it Right Full Publication

Access an individual chapter and/or an individual section of Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education here.

Getting it Right 2020 Summer Webinar Series

Watch the three-part Getting it Right 2020 Summer Webinar Series on demand.