AERA Division D organized a graduate student seminar that took place on the Saturday (Apr 27) of AERA 13. The session, entitled “Preparation, Perspiration, and Progress: Thoughts on Building a Career in Measurement or Research Methodology“, featured established academics and industry professionals working in measurement (list below). The speakers reflected back on their career and identified lessons for graduate students. Here’s what they have to say (in no particular order; speaker attributed where possible).
Find people who will constructively criticize your work (Kane).
Learn to take feedback. People will also become more honest with you, as a result.
Your job is not your life. And your life is not job.
Your work is more than your job.
And the one advice that most resonates with me at the moment…
On developing scholarship….
Write every day.
And, there you have it. Many thanks to AERA Division D for organizing this worthwhile session!
What do you think? Do you have tips of your own? Share below!
Tasha Beretvas, The University of Texas – Austin
Erika Hall, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment
Michael T. Kane, Educational Testing Service
Aaron Kuntz, University of Alabama
Jacqueline P. Leighton, University of Alberta
David M. Osher, American Institutes for Research
Emily J. Shaw, The College Board (Session Organizer/Chair)