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Dr. Julie A. Corrigan

Assistant Professor, Education

Dr. Julie A. Corrigan
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8650
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

Articles in Refereed Journals

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: 

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

Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Corrigan, J. A. (2018).  What is happening now?  An overview of mixed methods applications in special education. Research in the Schools, 25, 1-22.

Slomp, D. & Corrigan, J. A.  (2014).  A framework for using consequential validity evidence in evaluating large-scale writing assessments.  Research in the Teaching of English, 48, 276-302.

Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Corrigan, J. A. (2014). Improving the quality of mixed research reports in the field of human resource development and beyond: A call for rigor as an ethical practice. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 25, 273–299. doi:10.1002/hrdq

Smith, B., Ng-A-Fook, N., & Corrigan, J. A.(2014).  Mobile(izing) educational research: Historical literacy, m-learning, and technopolitics. McGill Journal of Education, 49, 583-602.  doi:10.7202/1033548ar

Lévesque, S., Ng-A-Fook, N., & Corrigan, J. A.(2014). What does the eye see? Reading online primary source photographs in history. Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education, 14(2). Retrieved from

Corrigan, J., Ng-A-Fook, N., Lévesque, S., & Smith, B. (2013).  Looking to the future to understand the past:  A survey of pre-service history teachers’ digital and historical literacies. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 01-02, 49-73.  Retrieved from

Corrigan, J. A.& Ng-A-Fook, N.  (2012).  Mobilizing curriculum studies in a (virtual) world:  Open Access, Edupunks, and the public good.  Canadian Journal of Education, 35(2), 58-76.  Retrieved from

Corrigan, J. A.(2012). The implementation of e-tutoring in secondary schools: A diffusion study. Computers & Education, 59, 925 – 936. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2012.03.013

Corrigan, J. A.(2012). Book review.  Review of the book College Writing and Beyond: A New Framework for University Writing Instruction, by A. Beaufort. Assessing Writing, 17, 120-122. doi:10.1016/j.asw.2012.01.003

Chapters in Books
Corrigan, J. A. & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (in press). Using a tree metaphor as a sampling meta-framework in mixed methods research: Towards sampling designs that are transparent, rigorous, ethical, and equitable (TREE). In C. Poth (Ed.), SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods Research Design. 

Leu, D., Slomp, D., Zawilinski, L., & 
Corrigan, J. A. (2016).  Writing research from a New Literacies lens.  In C. A. MacArthur, S. Graham, J. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition (pp. 41-53).  New York: Guilford Press.

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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