Plenary: How Research and Researchers Continued During the Pandemic—Impacts on Methods and Approaches

Wednesday, July 13, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. MDT

The COVID-19 pandemic motivated hazards and disaster researchers to alter their previous approaches to conducting research. This plenary session features five papers that examine how the research community persevered during the pandemic and how the pandemic affected researchers. Topics range from the ways researchers adapted their methods in light of widespread closures and travel stoppages to the ways the pandemic impacted researchers emotionally and academically. Further, this session will highlight new tools and approaches that can support hazards research beyond the pandemic.

Iteration and Adaptation: Implementing Research Through Local Partners in a Multi-Shock Setting

Maha Elsamahi, Mercy Corps
Jeeyon Kim, Mercy Corps
Alex Humphrey, Mercy Corps
Aws Alkadasi, Mercy Corps

Adopting Symmetric Approaches in Crisis Questionnaires: Methodological Reflections on a Theory-Driven Approach

Eric Kennedy, York University

"And Then COVID Happened": Impacts of the Pandemic on Disaster Researchers

Liesel Ritchie, Virginia Tech
Elaina Sutley, University of Kansas
Meredith Dumler, University of Kansas
Martha Sibley, Oklahoma State University
Chris Gibb, University of Ottawa
Duane Gill, Virginia Tech
Sadie Giles, Virginia Tech
Jordan Marth, Virginia Tech

COVID-19 Impact and Adaptation of a Longitudinal Study

Elaina Sutley, University of Kansas
Shane Crawford, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Maria Watson, University of Florida
Jarrod Loerzel, National Institute of Standards and Technology
John van de Lindt, Colorado State University
Jamie Kruse, East Carolina University
Jennifer Helgeson, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Sara Hamideh, Stony Brook University
Maria Dillard, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tori Tomiczek, U.S. Naval Academy
Tanya Brown-Giammanco, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Michelle Meyer, Texas A&M University
Donghwan Gu, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Leonardo Duenas-Osorio, Rice University

RAPID Facility Resources to Support Social Science Rapid Reconnaissance Disaster Research

Jamie Vickery, University of Washington
Nicole Errett, University of Washington
Jeffrey Berman, University of Washington
Joseph Wartman, University of Washington

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