Summer Research Training Institute: Design and Analysis of Practical Quasi-Experiments for use in Education: August August 8–12, 2011 and August 15–19, 2011
|Objective:||The National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education announces its first Summer Research Training Institute on Better Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis in order to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions. The Institute will hold a one-week long training session twice this year.|
|Dates:||Session 1: August 8–12, 2011 |
Session 2: August 15–19, 2011
Northwestern University; Evanston, IL
|Course Content:||The course sessions will provide intensive training on planning, implementing and analyzing data from quasi-experimental designs. |
The course will enable participants to:
For more information about the course content, please view the sample syllabus.
|Training Institute Sponsor:||Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research, with a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, is providing support for this Summer Training Institute.|
|Eligibility Requirements and Selection Criteria for Training Institute Fellows:||
Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Researchers are encouraged to apply if they work in universities, school districts, research institutions, and the Federal government. If selected for participation in the Summer Training Institute, individuals who require reasonable accommodations for disabilities should contact Valerie Lyne at Northwestern University.
|Costs and Stipends:||Northwestern University will pay the cost for attendees' tuition during the week. Attendees will be responsible for their travel and lodging costs. A discounted rate has been negotiated at a local hotel. In a few cases, it will be possible to cover all travel and lodging costs for those attendees who demonstrate a special need.|
|Application Procedures:||The Summer Training Institute will be offered twice during the summer of 2011. Applicants can indicate their preference for which session they would like to attend; however, only one session will be awarded per applicant. If you are interested in attending the Summer Training Institute, please use the link below to submit the following materials:
Submit Completed Applications by email or mail to:
All applications must be received no later than Friday, June 3, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified no later than Friday, June 17, 2011 via e-mail. Selected applicants will receive the Summer Training Institute course schedule and information about lodging.
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