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Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for abstract submissions for Sunbelt 2019 is Friday, February 1st!

We invite you to submit your abstract to the organized session "USING NETWORK RESEARCH FOR IMPACT EVALUATION" at the XXXIX Sunbelt conference in Montreal (June 18-23, 2019).


The session is dedicated to strengthening links between network research and impact evaluation (including direct and indirect impacts, short and long term effects, etc.). Work at the intersection of these fields lags behind expectations. Furthermore, the theoretical, empirical, and methodological approaches fail to consider this intersection comprehensively. Closing this gap should contribute to open up new perspectives in the field of impact evaluation. Moving toward to such new perspectives promotes the development of new research approaches and methodological frameworks, especially for social impact assessment. This session will offer a forum to present contributions to the field of impact evaluation by focusing on network data collection, methods, visualizations, and the use of technology for network-based evaluation.Innovative approaches of network research within the broader area of evaluation are welcome.

We welcome paper proposals (in the form of a title and abstract) for papers on theoretical, substantive, and methodological aspects of this topic.


Please submit your abstract by using the conference submission system   until February 1st, 2019, 23:00 (EDT-UDC-5:00). Please select as option in the drop-down menu the organized session "USING NETWORK RESEARCH FOR IMPACT EVALUATION". 

We look forward to seeing you at XXXIX Sunbelt! :-)

Cathleen & Stephanie


Dr. Cathleen M. Stuetzer

Center for Quality Analysis (ZQA) &
Competence Center for Educational and Higher Education Research (KfBH)
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