Badar-Kauffman Conference

Cancelled: Badar-Kauffman Conference

Please be advised that in light of precautions surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), Kent State University is cancelling all university-sponsored events through April 12 to avoid creating large gatherings. This includes events on all Kent State campuses as well as university-sponsored events scheduled for other locations.

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The goal of the Badar-Kauffman Conference is to provide a highly interactive learning experience that is useful to both presenters and audience members alike. All participants in the Badar-Kauffman Conference have the shared goal of advancing the rigor and utility of scientific research, logical thinking, and conceptual analysis in special education. Attendees are expected to engage with presenters in critical discussion on conceptual, methodological and practical issues in current research and analysis in special education. This conference is designed for students, faculty and professionals who are interested in learning from internationally renowned luminaries in special education and related fields.

Presenters are encouraged to submit work that is in-process as the major aim of Badar-Kauffman Conference is to improve research and special education through formative peer feedback and support.

Badar-Kauffman Conference 2020 Agenda


ReproducibiliTea is essentially a journal club in which organizers select a compelling article for attendees to read, which is then discussed. Facilitators engage attendees in small group discussion around critical issues, research, and implications in this highly interactive session. In keeping with the theme, an assortment of tea and snacks will be provided.

This years’ ReproducibiliTea session will be hosted by Bryan Cook & Jesse Fleming of University of Virginia

Discussion will focus on the article:

False-Positive Psychology