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Three Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Research Base

Having a research base is essential when conducting any research. It provides you with the information you need to determine what you’re looking for and how to proceed. Here are three things to keep in mind when choosing a research base.

Implementation research

Having attended the UDL-IRN summit in Orlando last November, I had the chance to speak with some of the organizers of the event. The event, which draws about 200 attendees, has a distinct focus on high-quality professional development and networking opportunities for UDL stakeholders. The summit is slated to take place at the Embassy Suites Hilton hotel in Orlando. Located about 20 miles from Orlando International Airport, it is an ideal location for those who wish to stay closer to the action.

The summit is organized into five sessions spanning three days and covering topics from UDL-relevant best practices to UDL technology advances. One of the more interesting sessions focuses on the Florida Technology & Learning Connections team’s statewide initiative to implement Universal Design for Learning in Florida public schools. The team is composed of educators, instructional designers, and administrators dedicated to improving student outcomes via the use of technology. The team is partnering with UDL-IRN in the lead up to the summit.

Systemic strategy for mathematics education

Identifying mathematics as the primary obstacle to equitable outcomes is a growing body of research. It has been argued that a comprehensive understanding of mathematics can help individuals engage productively in the economy and society. It is also recognized as an important foundation for higher order thinking. A wide range of approaches have been developed to promote and improve student learning. These include adaptive learning systems, intelligent tutoring systems, and teacher-directed instruction.

The Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) was launched to address the problem of providing high-quality mathematics pathways to students. The project works with local leaders to help make math more relevant and effective for students. It also provides resources to local leaders and provides tools to support teachers in providing high-quality math lessons.

The DCMP uses evidence-based curriculum to define high-quality mathematics pathways. It uses four principles to identify the most effective mathematics learning pathways.

Evidence base for facilitators’ learning pathways

Using mixed methods, this study explored the evidence base for facilitators’ learning pathways. Facilitation is a complex and emotionally-demanding role that requires professional expertise, the right attitudes and the appropriate skills. It also requires an awareness of context and the relational needs of implementing staff.

The study examined how facilitators’ learning pathways were shaped by contextual factors. The research identified mechanisms of engagement, fidelity and adaptation. It also found that facilitators’ experiences of facilitation affected their effectiveness. It was important to identify the factors that facilitated facilitators’ ability to enact their role and the mechanisms by which they were able to maintain the logic pathway.

Data were analysed using both deductive and inductive methods. The independent researcher performed content analysis on the data, leading to an explanatory account of how facilitators maintained the logic pathway.


Founded in 2004 by Elsevier, Scopus is one of the largest curated bibliographic databases in the world. The database covers scientific publications in journals, books and conference proceedings. The database has more than 76 million records and continues to grow.

The database offers a variety of ways to perform a search. Users can search using keywords, publication names and affiliations. They can also search backward or forward in time. They can also create advanced searches, which give users the option to include specific search parameters such as publication type and date range. In addition, users can create searches based on different facets, such as document type, subject area and other types of metadata.

Users can also use the “My Profile” feature, which saves searches for later dates. Users can also create searches using an advanced search, which gives users the option to specify search parameters using field codes.


Whether you are a health sciences librarian, or just interested in health care, you are most likely aware of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) as a leading voice in the field. The JMLA has been in business since 1898, making it one of the oldest special library associations in the U.S. In addition to producing the best research journal in the health sciences, the organization boasts a hefty philanthropic wing that provides funds for research, education, and advocacy.

For example, the JMLA’s senior editor, Diane Cooper, recently outlined some of the organization’s goals for the coming year. In addition to producing a high quality research journal, JMLA aims to improve health care by promoting good health care information through education and advocacy.