APPAM does stand for excellence, critical thinking, and quality research.
The 2017 fall research conference kept reminding me of one recurrent theme: bridging the chasms between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.
Linear processes don’t work. Participatory research is critical!
Another hot topic is generalizability! There is a lot of work to be done here. What works? For whom? Why?
Lots of food for thought!