Call for Papers: 2018 WFRN Conference

“OpenScience: Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research” 
June 21-23, 2018
(June 20, 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop) 
Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington DC, USA 

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites the submission of abstracts for the 2018 Conference on “OpenScience: Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research.” The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017.

The conference will focus on using dialogue and processes that challenge assumptions relevant to:

1) designing and conducting research; and
2) “translating” research to stakeholders (such as policy makers and decision-makers at the workplace) who can use the findings for evidence-based decision-making.

These assumptions include the “taken-for-granted” ideas about work-family aspirations and experiences of diverse populations, employees working at diverse occupations at diverse workplaces, data collection methods, approaches for data analysis, and conceptual frameworks. The challenge is viewed as a catalyst that can energize translational science as well as evidence-based, solution-focused behaviors.

The theme of the 2018 Pre-WFRN Conference Workshop Day will be “Translating Scholarship Into Action: Positioning Research to Fit the Needs of End-Users.”  This event will enhance skills work-family scholars possess to influence those operating on the front lines –  including media representatives, public administrators, policy makers, and those engaged in workplace management.

For details on the abstract submission process, click here.

Click here to begin the submission process for individual paper abstracts. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017

We anticipate another extraordinary program reflecting the research and work of a truly global community of scholars, and hope you will plan to be with us!  If you have any questions, please contact workandfamily@sas.upenn.edu.

With best wishes,

Kathleen Christensen & Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes
WFRN Co-Presidents

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