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Dr. Julie A. Corrigan

Assistant Professor, Education

Dr. Julie A. Corrigan
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8650
Website(s): Google Scholar
ORCID: 0000-0003-3304-8150


Julie Corrigan conducts research at the nexus of technology, literacy, and assessment. Her current research projects include (1) designing interventions with Quebec teachers for Quebec students aimed at improving students' ability to evaluate the credibility of online information; and, (2) developing a virtual platform to teach, assess, and research complex workplace communication tasks. 

Her research has been recognized with a FRQ-SC Action Concertée grant, SSHRC Insight Development Grant, SSHRC Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and through publications in leading peer-reviewed journals including Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behaviour, Research in the Teaching of English, the Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, and Assessing Writing.  Julie also co-authored “Writing Research from a New Literacies Lens,” an invited chapter for the Handbook of Writing Research (second edition), widely considered the authoritative text for writing researchers, as well as a chapter on sampling for the SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods Research Designs.

In addition to her research, Julie is also an Assistant Professor of Digital Literacies at Concordia University in Montreal where she teaches graduate courses in educational technology, academic writing, and research methods.  Julie began her career as a K-12 English and media arts teacher and subsequently taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.

Julie also volunteers as an associate editor with the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.

Teaching activities

  • Research Methods I (ETEC 640)
  • Fundamentals of Instructional Design (ETEC 650)
  • Fundamentals of Distance Education (ETEC 681)
  • Evaluation in Education & Training (ETEC 536)
  • Reporting Research (EDUC 808)

Research activities

Principal Investigator

Michelot, F., Corrigan, J., Daoust-Boisvert, A., Bosler, S., L’Agence Science-Presse. (2023/3 – 2024/2). Face au défi climatique, une recherche-action/formation auprès des jeunes du postsecondaire sur leur rapport aux informations en ligne (Facing climate change: an action research/training with post-secondary youth on their relationship to online information). SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant.


Corrigan, J., McDonough, K., Neumann, H., Barrios Guerrero, A., Dupuis, C. (2020/5 – 2023/4). Promoting Digital Literacies for Secondary Students: A Collaborative Action Research ProjectGrant 2021-0EUA-291421. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) Action Concertée, Programme de recherche-action sur le numérique en éducation et ensenseignement supérieur.


Corrigan, J. Slomp, D. (2020/6 – 2024/5). Exploring Complex Writing Skills in the Digital Economy: A Novice-Expert StudyGrant 430-2020-01108. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, Insight Development Grant.


Representative Publications

Corrigan, J. A., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J.  (2023).  Towards sampling designs that are Transparent, Rigorous, Ethical, and Equitable (TREE): Using a tree metaphor as a sampling meta-framework in mixed methods research. In C. Poth (Ed.), SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods Research Designs. SAGE.


Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Forzani, E., & Corrigan, J. A. (2023). Integrated mixed methods design-based research: A critical dialectical pluralistic approach. Caribbean Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 3(1), 1-36.


Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Forzani, E., & Corrigan, J. A. (2023). A fully integrated systematic review of mixed methods design-based research. Journal of Mixed Methods Studies, 8, 24-51.


Corrigan, J., McDonough, K., Neumann, H., Barrios, A., & Dupuis, C. (2023). Rapport de recherche: Promouvoir la littératie numérique auprès des élèves du secondaire : un projet de recherche-action collaborative. Le ministère  de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ) et le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).


Forzani, E., Corrigan, J. A., & Kiili, C. (2022). What does more and less effective internet evaluation entail?: Investigating readers' credibility judgements across content, source, and context. Computers in Human Behavior, 135, 1-16. doi: 

Hollweck, T., Corrigan, J. A., Baradaran, N.*, Jiménez, M.*, McPherson, H., Selvakumaran, Y.*, Narayanan, H.*  (2022). Culture of Accompaniment: Accompaniment for and by educators to foster professionalism.  Leadership Committee for English Education in Québec (LEARN Québec). 

Onwuegbuzie, A. J. & Corrigan, J. A.  (2021). Intra-study matching considerations when using mixed methods-based research approaches: A critical dialectical pluralistic approach. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 13, 116-136.

Corrigan, J. A., & Slomp, D. H.  (2021).  Articulating a sociocognitive construct of writing expertise for the digital age.  Journal of Writing Analytics5, 142-195. doi: 10.37514/JWA-J.2021.5.1.05

Forzani, E., Corrigan, J. A., & Slomp, D. H.  (2020).  Reimagining literacy assessment through a New Literacies lens.  Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy64(3), 351 - 355. doi:10.1002/jaal.1098 

Corrigan, J. A., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J.  (2020).  Toward a meta-framework for conducting mixed methods representation analyses for optimizing meta-inferences.  
The Qualitative Report, 25(3).  Retrieved from

Selected Conference Presentations (Refereed)

Corrigan, J. A., & Forzani, E. (2022, April). Using mixed methods approaches to design educational interventions : A heuristic example. Paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Forzani, E., & Corrigan, J. A. (2022, April). Elementary and middle-grade students’ internet reading strategies during online inquiry in self-selected topics. Paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Forzani, E., Corrigan, J. A., & Slomp, D. H. (2021, Dec). Privileging justice and fairness in assessment: Towards a conception of critical assessment practices for New Literacies and beyond.  Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association’s 71st Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. 

Oliveri, M. A., Brown, D., Corrigan, J. A., Dept, S., Laudenbach, M., Randall, J., & Slomp, D. (2021, April).  Writing analytics for social justice impact: Culturally-sustaining anti-racist frameworks to advance pedagogical and assessment approaches for all learners.  Panel presented at the Writing Analytics Conference.

Corrigan, J. A., & Forzani, E. (2020, Dec).  Exploring the differences in metacognitive practices between student writers and knowledge workers in online research writing.  Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, virtual conference.

Forzani, E., & Corrigan, J. A. (2020, Dec.).  Using what students know to make sense of texts: Examining the role of knowledge practices on literacy instruction. Symposium presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, virtual conference.

Slomp, D. H., Oliveri, M. E. & Corrigan, J. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Assessment to Support Independence and Resilience in Workplace Communication [Symposium]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled)

Forzani, E. & Corrigan, J. A., (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Investigating the dual roles of knowledge and practice in students' meaning construction during online inquiry [Paper Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled)

Corrigan, J. A., Forzani, E., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J.  (April, 2019).  Using crossover mixed analyses to explore online assessment data: A heuristic example.  Paper session presented at the AERA annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario. 

Forzani, E., & Corrigan, J. A.  (April, 2019).  Is it true that students are awful at online evaluation?: Investigating “better” and “poorer” evaluators.  Paper session presented at the AERA annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

Corrigan, J. A. & Forzani, E. (December, 2019). Evaluating the credibility of online information:  An expert-novice study.  Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference in Palm Spring, CA.


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