CSU, Chico News

Expert on Educational Research To Visit Chico

Date: 03-20-2007

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Craig Buschner

Educational researcher Stephen Silverman, professor of education at Columbia University, will present a public lecture on Wednesday, March 28, 5-7 p.m. in Yolo 109/112 at California State University, Chico. Silverman’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology. His talk is free and open to the public.

Silverman’s talk is titled "Educating Graduate Students about Research and Research Methods." During his stay in Chico, Silverman will have meetings with graduate students and faculty.

"Steve is able to demystify and clarify the process of reading, understanding and doing research," said Craig Buschner, professor of kinesiology.

Silverman currently serves as principal investigator and coordinator of the
Teachers College Spencer Foundation Research Training Grant that addresses the preparation of educational researchers. Silverman’s research focuses on teaching and learning in physical education and on methods for conducting research in field settings.

Silverman has made more than 125 presentations to international, national and regional groups and has published more than 50 refereed research articles in a variety of journals. He is the co-author of 13 books related to teaching and research methods, including "Proposals That Work: A Guide to Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals" (5th ed., 2007, Sage) and "Reading and Understanding Research" (2nd ed., 2004, Sage).