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IES Grant

Title: Experimental Education Research Training (ExpERT)
Center: NCER Year: 2005
Principal Investigator: Cordray, David S. Awardee: Vanderbilt University
Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 4 years Award Amount: $615,460
Goal: Training Award Number: R305B050029

ExpERT is designed to train postdoctoral education scientists in conducting randomized field experiments of theory-based interventions and approaches to enhance student learning in educational settings. ExpERT involves formal coursework in statistics, measurement, and design, as well as courses in educational policies and practices, instruction, and learning. ExpERT provides opportunities to design, execute, and analyze results of field experiments, and attend summer workshops, a distinguished seminar series, and conferences.

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Related IES Projects: This university received a previous award to implement the Experimental Education Research Training (ExpERT) program, a predoctoral fellowship program in education science at Vanderbilt University.

Publications from this project:

Bodmann, S. M., Hulleman, C. S., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (in press). Achievement goal systems: An application of goal systems theory to achievement goal research. International Review of Social Psychology.

Hulleman, C. S., Durik, A. M., Schweigert, S., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2008). Task values, achievement goals, and interest: An Integrative analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100(2): 398-416.

Shadish, W. R., & Luellen, J. K. (2006). Quasi-experimental design. In J. L. Green, G. Camilli, & P. B. Elmore (Eds.), Complementary methods for research in education (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

Shadish, W. R., Luellen, J. K., & Clark, M. H. (2006). Propensity scores and quasi-experiments: A testimony to the practical side of Lee Sechrest. In R. R. Bootzin & P. E. McKnight (Eds.), Strengthening research methodology: Psychological measurement and evaluation. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wickwire, Jr., E., Whelan, J. P., Meyers, A., McCausland, C., Luellen, J., & Studaway, A. (2008). Environmental correlates of gambling behavior among college students: A partial application of Problem Behavior Theory. Journal of College Student Development, 49(5): 459-475.

Wickwire, Jr., E., Whelan, J. P., West, R., Meyers, A., McCausland, C., & Luellen, J. (2007). Perceived availability, risks, and benefits of gambling among college students. Journal of Gambling Studies, 23 (4), 395-408.