Scholarly Paper Presentations share a research study, methodology, or
theoretical construct and are accompanied by a written paper that includes research questions,
description of methodology, and outcomes. At the time the proposal is submitted,
the importance of the issue, research question, methodology, and data sources to
be used must be known. Findings and conclusions may not be known at the time the
proposal is submitted, but the paper must be finalized and uploaded to the AIR website
by March 30, 2012 to qualify for inclusion as a Scholarly Paper Presentation.
The following information is required for a Scholarly Paper Presentation proposal:
- Title (limit 30 words)
- Program Book Abstract (limit 100 words): Identify the issue to be addressed
by this research and the importance to IR professionals. Briefly describe the research
approach and identify data sources used. Inform potential participants about key
findings and what they will gain by attending.
- Proposal Narrative (limit 500 words): Explain why this topic is important
to IR professionals. State the research question(s), details of key findings, and proposed
participant learning outcomes.
- Presenter(s) Experience (limit 150 words): Describe each presenter’s experience
and perspective relative to this topic.