2012 Views by Two

A Views by Two is a friendly, vigorous, and engaging debate by two scholars presenting different perspectives on a significant theoretical, methodological, or empirical question/issue. SRA believes that meeting attendees will enjoy a format with a spontaneous exchange of ideas and the opportunity for active audience involvement. The audience must be given at least 30 minutes to raise questions/issues during the session. A Views by Two does not include PowerPoint slides. Total time allotted to a session: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Role Descriptions

A Views by Two is a friendly, vigorous, and engaging debate by two scholars presenting different perspectives on a significant theoretical, methodological, or empirical question/issue. SRA believes that meeting attendees will enjoy a format with a spontaneous exchange of ideas and the opportunity for active audience involvement. The audience must be given at least 30 minutes to raise questions/issues during the session. A Views by Two does not include PowerPoint slides. Total time allotted to a session: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Role Descriptions

  1. Moderator (required): The Moderator assists the speakers with organizing their presentations within the session and enters all information into the Submission Website for submitting the Views by Two. He/she directs the flow of the session. This person also serves as the time-keeper and ensures that both speakers have an equal opportunity to talk. The Moderator takes his/her lead from the speakers regarding any additional responsibility he/she has during the session. This is a presenting role and is protected against schedule conflicts.

Note: While inviting people to participate in your Views by Two, please clearly communicate to them that they are not part of the official SRA Invited Program and that SRA will not reimburse their expenses.

  1. Speakers 1 and 2: Speakers must plan to present and discuss the topics guided by the Moderator and adhere to the timeline provided by the Moderator according to SRA guidelines. These are presenting roles and are protected against schedule conflicts.

Integrative Statement and Description

  1. Prepare a 250-word integrative statement that summarizes the nature and significance of the proposed topic. Integrative statements for accepted Views by Two will be viewable in the online program.
  2. Prepare a 1000-word description of the session, including the questions/topics to be proposed and the name of the panelist who will address each. Descriptions are for review purposes only.

Since this is a new submission format, no examples are available for reference. Please use the information provided here and the Review Criteria to assist you with your submission. Submission Rules

What You Will Need to Submit a Views by Two:

  1. The topic for the Views by Two with no more than 130 characters—including spaces and punctuation. Use mixed-case letters and appropriate punctuation in your title. No period at the end of a title.
  2. Two review panel choices.
  3. Focal Areas and Aspects as directed on the Submission Website.
  4. Unique Identification for Each Person: (a) Enter the affiliation first; (b) then enter a complete, formal name—rather than a nickname and (c) a current email address. Please DO NOT use all upper-case letters when entering this information. Establishing a unique identity for each person ensures that he/she receives both Author Information Verification email messages and decision status notification.
    Author Information Verification. (1) Every time a person is included on a submission, he/she is notified of this inclusion and sent login information via email so that contact information can be kept up-to-date. (2) After the final submission of a presentation, every person associated with that submission receives a status notification email message. Thus, an author may receive multiple emails if included on several submissions, but need only complete the verification process once
  5. Enter your “group author” (consortium, program, etc.—NOT funding support) in the “Additonsal Details” step on the Submission Website.
  6. An integrative statement with a maximum of 250 words allowed. Your integrative statement must be typed or copied and pasted into the Submission Website; no file uploads are allowed.
    1. Use standard reference citations (last name, year) and do not include a reference list.
    2. Include the names and roles of presenters.
  7. A description with a maximum of 1000 words. Your description must be typed or copied and pasted into the Submission Website; no file uploads are allowed.
    1. Use standard reference citations (last name, year) and do not include a reference list.
    2. Include the names and roles of presenters.
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