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IES Grant

Title: Interdisciplinary Training in Education Research and Advanced Statistical Methods
Center: NCER Year: 2005
Principal Investigator: Greenfield, Daryl Awardee: University of Miami
Program: Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 5 years Award Amount: $4,869,993
Type: Training Award Number: R305C050052

The University of Miami program in Interdisciplinary Training in Education Research and Advanced Statistical Methods focuses on in-depth study of educational issues arising in diverse, urban settings. The training program is housed in The Department of Psychology within the Applied Developmental Ph.D. program and also includes faculty mentors from the Departments of Sociology, Economics, Epidemiology, and multiple departments within the School of Education. Advanced statistical skills will be used in the analysis of project data on a diverse set of topics with an emphasis on the study of low-income and bilingual populations in urban settings who are at risk for poor educational outcomes. A rigorous 7 course methodology core, supported by content and elective courses tailored to student's professional interests, serves as the central training grant theme, providing all students with a strong foundation in quantitative research designs and statistical methods applicable to educational research.

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Publications from this project:

Delgado, C. E. F., Vagi, S. J., & Scott, K. G. (2005). Early risk factors for speech and language impairments. Exceptionality, 13, 173191.

Delgado, C. E. F., Vagi, S.J., & Scott, K. G. (2007). Identification of early risk factors for developmental delay. Exceptionality, 15 (2), 119136.

Johnson, K.C., DesJardin, J.L., Barker, D.H., Quittner, A.L., & Winter, M.E. (2007). Joint attention and symbolic play skills in children with additional disabilities who receive cochlear implants: Two case studies. Otology & Neurotology, 29, 246250.

Penfield, R.D., Alvarez-Gattamorta, K., Lee, O. (2009). Using a taxonomy of differential step functioning form to improve the interpretation of DIF in polytomous items. Applied Measurement in Education, 22(1): 61-78.

Penfield, R. D., Alvarez-Gattamorta, K., & Childs, R. A. (2009). An NCME instructional module on using differential step functioning to refine the analysis of DIF in polytomous items. Journal of Educational Measurement, 28(1): 38-49.

Quintana, G. A. (2007). Visual representations of mathematics. In E. Provenzo (Ed.), Alternative Literacies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Quintana, G. A. (in press). Predicting college aspirations among Hispanic subgroups. Educational Policy.

Quintana, G. A. (in press). Standardized testing. In E. Provenzo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Quittner, A.L., Barker, D.H., Snell, C., Cruz, I., McDonald, L., Grimley, M.E., Botteri, M., Marciel, K., & CDaCI Investigative Team (in press). Improvements in visual attention after cochlear implantation. Audiological Medicine.

Munis, P., Greenfield, D. B., Henderson, H. A., & George, J. (2007). Development and validation of the Preschool Temperament Classification System for use with teachers. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 22, 440450.