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Title: Advanced Quantitative Methodology for Improving Educational Practice
Center: NCER Year: 2008
Principal Investigator: Webb, Noreen Awardee: University of California, Los Angeles
Program: Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 5 years Award Amount: $4,200,000
Type: Training Award Number: R305B080016

The University of California, Los Angeles departments of education and psychology established an interdisciplinary predoctoral training program focused on (a) advanced quantitative methodology for improving education practice and (b) mathematics teaching, learning, and assessment. The program aimed to train fellows to be experts in quantitative methodology able to conduct rigorous education research to advance methodological and substantive knowledge, to be well-grounded in research on improving teaching and learning of mathematics in U.S. schools, and to train succeeding generations of methodologists and researchers focusing on education issues. Fellows took a core curriculum, including nine methodological courses, and received in-depth training in causal inference, statistical frameworks for hierarchical linear modeling and structural equation modeling, psychometric approaches of item response theory and generalizability theory, and strategies for measuring classroom practice and program implementation.

List of Completed Fellows: Below is a list of the 20 fellows who received funding support from this award and completed the training program.

Arruda, Erin (ORCID) Preston, Kathleen (ORCID)
Bonifay, Wes Richter, Regina
Dockterman, Daniel Milo Rickles, Jordan (ORCID)
Geller, Emma (ORCID) Schmidgall, Jonathan
Hansen, Mark Schweig, Jonathan
Harrell, Lauren (ORCID) Simon Thomas, Juli (ORCID)
Khang-Phuong (KP), Thai (ORCID) Soehl, Thomas (ORCID)
Kuhfeld, Megan Rebecca Tessler, Jessica
Lin, Johnny Thomas, Larry
Monroe, Scott Tsui, Jason

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Updated November 2022