2021 Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Workshop
The Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Workshop is a longstanding tradition within NCFR. Working papers on family theory and research methodology are reviewed, discussed, and strengthened in this unique, interactive environment, which is held on site at the NCFR Annual Conference.
TCRM sessions run from Tuesday, Nov. 2, through the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the 2021 NCFR Annual Conference.
This year's TCRM co-chairs are Kevin Shafer and Yan Wang. Contact them at the 2021 TCRM email address.
TCRM Call for Proposals
The deadline for TCRM submissions is March 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The call for proposals and application form are available for PDF download below.
What Does a TCRM Paper Session Look Like?
A TCRM paper session features work in progress instead of finished products. Before the session, authors of accepted proposals have submitted their manuscripts, and TCRM has solicited comments from scholars in the field who have agreed to be discussants. (Papers and comments are online for registered attendees, who read them ahead of the TCRM Workshop) The TCRM paper session is not a presentation; it begins with a general overview of the paper. Discussant comments follow, and the author responds to the comments. Following this there is an informal conversation in which the audience participates in discussing the papers, theory issues, and methodological questions.
Proposal Reviewers Needed
NCFR members are sought to serve as conference proposal reviewers. A high number of proposals is expected, and to ensure a high-quality program, all proposals will be blind-reviewed. Reviewers are also needed for the TCRM Workshop and you can select this option on the sign up form. Serving as a proposal reviewer is a benefit of NCFR membership.
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Plans for a 2021 Virtual Conference
Due to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, NCFR is currently planning for a virtual conference to take place in 2021 during the scheduled conference days of Nov. 3–5, 2021. If it is safe and possible to hold an in-person conference, NCFR will return to the original plans to meet in Baltimore, Maryland.
Information on TCRM 2021 registration will be available in the spring.
TCRM is made possible with the support of NCFR's Journal of Family Theory & Review.