Monday 10 - Wednesday 12, July 2023
School of Education, The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
The Organising Committee of the Fourth Regional Conference
2023 is calling for abstract submissions. You are invited to submit
your abstracts in English, which is the official language of the
conference. To present your research at the conference, submitted
abstracts must pass the double-blind peer review process. When
your abstract is accepted, you must pay conference registration
fees to confirm your attendance at the conference
Paper session: - A paper session is a 90-minute seminar that
allows four individual authors or groups of authors to orally present their
research and/or theoretical papers findings in no more than 18 minutes. At
the end of the four presentations, 20 minutes are reserved for open
discussions between the presenters and the audience.
Round Table: -A round table discussion is a purposeful,
inclusive and participatory conversation about a specific topic in a small-group
setting about works-in-progress among presenters and attendees. Round tables are
appealing to novice researchers and graduate students, as well as others. Each
round table will accommodate three presenters. Each presenter will have 15
minutes to share their research, which is followed by a 45-minutes discussion
with the audience led by a moderator. Presenters should provide the audience
with a 2-page summary that includes their name, institutional affiliation, the
topic of the research, research questions, key findings, conclusions, and main
Poster: -A research poster is a graphical summary
of a research proposal or completed project by an individual or a group of
researchers. Posters will be displayed on portable walls in the conference
venue and should measure 36"x 24" in portrait 15. Presenters will stand
adjacent to their posters to answer questions from the audience during
poster sessions. Individual presenters are limited to presenting ONE poster.
Presenters should provide a 2-page summary of their research for the audience
to take away.
Workshop: : - A workshop is a self-organised seminar that engages
participants in considerable interactive activities and discussions related to the conference
theme. Workshops are 90 minutes and may accommodate up to 30 participants. Workshop facilitators
must make their own arrangements for providing attendees with materials and resources for the session.
Workshop proposers should submit a 500-word abstract that includes the workshop title, a description
of the content, how it will be delivered and what participants are expected to gain. Include a list of
technical equipment you will provide and others you may need from conference organisers.
Symposium: A symposium is a self-organised seminar comprising 3 papers on a common theme
related to the conference theme. It comprises a session chair, at least one presenter per paper, and a discussant.
A symposium is 90 minutes, including 30 minutes reserved for audience participation. Symposium organisers must identify
presenters, a session chair and a discussant. The symposium proposal must include a 500-word abstract describing the
symposium theme and justifying its relevance to the conference theme and a 300-word abstract for each paper included in the
symposium. The symposium organiser should respond to the call for abstracts and add the presenters as other authors. The
symposium must demonstrate cohesiveness across presentations to the conference theme and will be considered as a whole. The
symposium organiser is expected to register and attend the conference and chair the session. A minimum of 3 authors (at
least one from each paper) per symposium must register for the conference.
Symposium submissions should be formatted as follows:
TITLE: Symposium Title (up to 15 words)
ABSTRACT: description of the symposium (up to 500 words)
Paper 1: Title and Abstract (up to 300 words)
Paper 2: Title and Abstract (up to 300 words)
Paper 3: Title and Abstract (up to 300 words)
Guidelines For Preparing Abstracts
Abstracts that align with the conference theme are invited from
individuals and collaborative groups in any discipline who are interested
in and engage in empirical mixed methods research and conceptual/theoretical
papers with a focus on integration. Abstracts should be 300-400 words and may
be submitted by individual researchers or research groups. Individuals are
limited to THREE presentations whether individual or group, and ONE poster.
Abstracts review Criteria:
All abstracts will be scored on a 3-point scale in the following areas:
Title: presents central phenomenon and design (15 words maximum).
Background: describes research problem/issue, unique contribution/impact of the research.
Purpose: presents rationale for the study, research questions/objectives/hypotheses.
Design and Methods: identifies mixed methods research design, sampling strategy, participants, data collection procedures and instruments for stages, data analysis approaches, approach(es) to integration.
Results: summarises main results appropriately, results are supported by data and methods and demonstrate rigour in analysis.
Discussion: presents claims, conclusions or suggestions that align with the data and results, theoretical or practical implications for practice, policy, or further research.
Keywords: up to 5 keywords that align with the abstract.
Overall Impression: abstract aligns with conference theme, contributes unique insights into the problem/issue, written in English, adheres to the APA 7th Edition guidelines, communicates ideas effectively, adheres to the word limit.
Presentation Format: preferred format (paper, round table, symposium, poster, workshop).
Guidelines For Submitting Abstracts
Abstracts are subject to double-blind peer review. On the first page,
include the name(s) of the author(s), affiliate organisation(s) and country,
and email address of the corresponding author where relevant. On the second
page, include the topic, abstract, and key words. Use the recommended Abstract
Submission Template. Save the abstract as a Microsoft Word document. The abstract
decision will be emailed to the corresponding author - ensure contact details
Corresponding authors must submit abstracts and will be informed about acceptance decision.
Abstracts must be formatted according to the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the corresponding author for correction and resubmission.
Abbreviations defined the first time they appear in the text.
Abstracts for works-in-progress should indicate the expected results and a timeframe for completion and availability of results. Authors will be allowed to update abstracts within a reasonable time for the conference programme, otherwise, they will be published as is.
Depending on the number of submissions, authors may not get their first choice of presentation format; conference organisers will communicate with authors in that case.
Presenters should present themselves in the presentation room 15 minutes before their session.
Presentation rooms will have computer, multimedia projector and screen.
Authors of successful abstracts are recommended to submit their PowerPoint presentations or poster PDF to the conference organisers before the conference date.
All abstracts must be saved as Word documents. Email your abstract (Subject: Abstract Submission) to the conference secretariat: email@example.com
!!!Opportunity For Publication!!!
Authors of accepted abstracts will be eligible submit to full papers (one per author) to the Caribbean Journal of Mixed Methods Research (CJMMR) for a Special Issue after the conference.
Authors will be contacted by the CJMMR to submit a full paper for double-blind peer review.
The CJMMR is the first Caribbean journal dedicated to mixed methods research.
The first issue was published in 2020 under Editors-in-Chief, Professor Loraine Cook and Dr Steve Weaver.