Improve Your Education Research Skills

Engage in discussions on discipline-based education research (DBER) journal article readings through this 7-part webinar series. Individuals can purchase a 7-part series for a discounted price or purchase individual webinars. Participants will: 
  • Become familiar with the diversity of DBER studies
  • Understand how learning theory informs DBER work
  • Learn to evaluate qualitative and quantitative studyt design and data collection and analysis approaches.

Registration Details

Registration includes: 
  • Access to live webinar(s) and recording(s) 
  • Certificate of completion upon completing post-webinar survey
  • Pre- and post-webinar assignments in a timely manner. 
7-Webinar Package
ASM Member: $299
Non-ASM Member: $349
Individual Webinar Rates
ASM Member: $50
Non-ASM Member: $75

Note: All members except for Supporting Members qualify for the ASM member rates. No refunds will be given. Instead, all articipants who pay the registration fee will be givene access to the recordings for a limited time. 


Features of a Strong DBER Research Question (RQ) and the Role of Theory in DBER Research
Sept. 11, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Understanding the characteristics of DBER questions is critical to evaluate and make use of the DBER literature to inform one's teaching and scholarship. Participants will review DBER research questions and examine how theory can inform their development. Full description

Journal Article 1 - Classroom Interventions
Sept. 25, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
The DBER experimental design process has some parallels and differences to bench research. Learn how theory informs the process and start developing your unique research question. Full description.

Journal Article 2 - Revealing Student Knowledge and Skill
Oct. 9, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Unpack methodologies that guide qualitative research and learn how to create DBER questions that align to existing frameworks. Participants will gain a better understanding of qualitative research methods. Full description

Exploring Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses Beyond the Bench 
Oct. 23, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Link DBER theory with a research question, experimental design and rigorous analyses. Discussion will focus on basics of qualitative data analyses and strategies. Full description

Journal Article 3 - Factors Affecting Student Success
Nov. 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
The factors which affect student success in our classrooms are multiple and complex, but are often invisible and overlooked by us as we plan and implement our courses. Participants will lesrn the affordances and limitations of qualitative research methodologies which reveal deep insigh into the personal experiences of people. Full description

Journal Article 4 - Developing Assessment Tools
Nov. 20, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Assessment tools are critical in DBER and will be the focus of this webinar. Explore instrumennts and resources the DBER community leverages to guide their work. Full description

Getting Started in DBER Work 
Dec. 4, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Learn pathways bench scientists take to begin education research. The webinar shares approaches educators take to leverage DBER theory and inform teaching practices. Full description


The ASM Sub-Committee on Undergraduate Education supports this online series. 


Contact Information

ASM Education,