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ERIC Number: ED545234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing a Coherent Research Agenda: Lessons from the REL Northeast & Islands Research Agenda Workshops. REL 2014-014
Kochanek, Julie Reed; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Carey, Rebecca
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands
This report describes the approach that REL Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) used to guide its eight research alliances toward collaboratively identifying a shared research agenda. A key feature of their approach was a two-workshop series, during which alliance members created a set of research questions on a shared topic of education policy and/or practice. This report explains how REL-NEI conceptualized and organized the workshops, planned the logistics, overcame geographic distance among alliance members, developed and used materials (including modifications for different audiences and for a virtual platform), and created a formal research agenda after the workshops. The report includes links to access the materials used for the workshops, including facilitator and participant guides and slide decks. [This report was prepared for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands administered by Education Development Center, Inc.]
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands. Available from: Education Development Center, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 617-969-7100; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; Vermont; Virgin Islands
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-12-C-0009