THE SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL WORK AND RESEARCH
with Pre-Conference Institutes Sponsored by:
The Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research
Twelfth Annual Conference
"RESEARCH THAT MATTERS"
Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Sunday, January 20, 2008
Submission Deadline: 11:59pm PDT on Monday, April 30, 2007
The conference will focus on original research that has implications for practice or policy. Research abstracts are encouraged in all substantive areas, using scientifically sound qualitative and/or quantitative methodology. The research may take place in any country and at the micro, macro, or policy level. You are invited to submit abstracts for presentations of one of three types of original research: (1) Oral paper presentation; (2) Symposium (organized by the applicant) of three or more papers on the same topic to be presented in the same session; (3) Poster presentation; If applying for a paper or poster presentation, please submit an abstract of 500 words or less.
If applying for a symposium, please submit an abstract (500 words or less) for each symposium paper, along with an overall abstract (500 words or less) for the symposium session that describes the symposium theme and its importance. Preference will be given to symposia that demonstrate cohesiveness across presentations. Symposia will be accepted or rejected in total, i.e., abstracts will not be accepted independently.
Abstracts should be submitted in a structured format and include the following:
Background and Purpose: description of the problem, study objectives, research question(s) and/or hypothesis (es).
Methods: study design, including a description of participants and sampling methods, data collection procedures, measures, and appropriate analytic/statistical approach.
Results: specific results in summary form.
Conclusions and Implications: description of the main outcome(s) of the study and implications for practice, policy, or further research.
Note: Image(s) and table(s) are not permitted.
Please see the following links for examples of three (3) model abstracts. These examples are included to provide guidance to authors; however, there may be instances in which another format is preferable.
Standardized criteria will be used to evaluate abstract submissions. These criteria include innovation and relevance, approach/methodology, and contribution to social work practice, policy, or further research. Please see "Abstract Ratings" for Reviewer Rating Form for Oral papers, Symposia, and Posters.
Only abstracts reporting completed findings will be reviewed. We urge that studies with "findings pending" be submitted for future review after the study is complete.
The conference will also include workshop and roundtable sessions which will serve a continuing education function to help participants keep up to date with recent advances in methodology and other matters. Roundtables are designed to address issues of fundamental importance and should encourage a lively exchange of different points of view. Abstracts for these sessions should be no more than 500 words and include a description of the content and how it will be covered (pedagogical techniques for workshop, tentative list of roundtable discussants, etc). Note: Image(s) and table(s) are not permitted in the abstract.
Please see the following links for examples of two (2) model abstracts. These examples are included to provide guidance to authors; however, there may be instances in which another format is preferable.
Standardized criteria including relevance of topic and implications for social work research and practice will be used to evaluate abstracts for workshops and roundtables. Please see "Session Ratings" for Reviewer Rating Form for Workshops and Roundtables.
Review Process and Criteria: All abstracts are subject to anonymous peer review by at least three reviewers. Please remove any references to a specific institution or names of authors in the body of the abstract. By submitting an abstract proposal, the author(s) agree that, if accepted, the paper will be presented at the time it is scheduled.
Abstracts exceeding 500 words (including references) will be returned without review. To encourage wide participation at the conference, there is a limit of three (3) first-authored abstract submissions per person. This limit, which applies to all presentation formats, does not apply to other levels of authorship.
Please submit your abstract one of the following five ways. Simply click on the link to begin the submission process for that format.
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION is 11:59pm PDT on Monday, April 30, 2007
Note: You DO NOT need to be a SSWR member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation you MUST become a member and you MUST register for the conference.
- Oral Presentation: Click Here to submit a Oral Presentation
- Poster Presentation: Click Here to submit a Poster Presentation
- Symposium: Click Here to submit a Symposium
- Workshop: Click Here to submit a Workshop
- Roundtable: Click Here to submit a Roundtable
The functions that are available to you at any phase in the submittal process are shown as links on the Control Panel. These links let you easily return and make corrections at any step along the way. If, for example, you realize after entering a presenter that you made a mistake in the title, just click on the Title link and edit the title. To make sure the changes are saved, click the Submit button at the bottom of the corrected page. DO NOT use your Internet browser BACK button. You may lose the previously entered information. Use the links in the Control Panel.
Retrieve & Modify or Withdraw an Existing Submission
To retrieve and view or modify an existing submission:
- Use the login below
- Enter the Application ID number and password in the login boxes, click View.
- Use the Control Panel to view or modify the desired part of the submission. Then, click the Submit button to send your changes.
To withdraw an existing submission:
- Select Withdraw from the Control Panel.
- Under the Comments section, type in your reason for withdrawing your submission.
- Click "Withdrawal". The link "Withdraw" will change to "Re-Submit" in the Control Panel and can be used to re-submit your session.
If you run into any problems, please email your questions or comments using the hyperlink to "Report a Technical Problem" that appears in the Control Panel. Technical support may also be obtained by calling (401) 334-0220 between 8:30 a.m and 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday.