The project will generate evidence that is descriptive [phenomenological] and synthetic [meta-analysis]. Original data will be collected on recipients of REESE awards using survey research [online] and structured text databases. Instruments or measures include VantagePoint Text mining software and suitable measures we employed in a previous award from NSF (DRL-0636174).
The analysis plan includes:
- Extract proposal and report bibliometric data while protecting confidentiality.
- Use these data to refine our text mining tools and methods to process these data, and experiment with novel mechanisms to visualize proposal topical emphases and relationships.
- Calculate interdisciplinarity metrics suitable to assess proposals and publications, particularly in the STEM education research arena.