|Title:||Advanced Quantitative Methodology for Improving Educational Practice|
|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|
The University of California, Los Angeles Departments of Education and Psychology offer an interdisciplinary predoctoral training program focused on advanced quantitative methodology for improving education practice. The training program also provides a substantive focus on mathematics teaching, learning, and assessment. The program intends to produce world-class experts in quantitative methodology who can conduct rigorous education research to advance methodological and substantive knowledge, train succeeding generations of methodologists and researchers focusing on education issues, and are well grounded in research on improving teaching and learning of mathematics in U.S. schools. Through participating in a core curriculum, including nine methodological courses, trainees receive in-depth training in causal inference, hierarchical linear modeling and structural equation modeling statistical frameworks, the psychometric approaches of item response theory and generalizability theory, and strategies for measuring classroom practice and program implementation.