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Title: Stanford University Predoctoral Training Program in Quantitative Educational Policy Analysis
Center: NCER Year: 2009
Principal Investigator: Reardon, Sean Awardee: Stanford University
Program: Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 5 years Award Amount: $4,999,828
Type: Training Award Number: R305B090016

The Stanford University Predoctoral Training Program in Quantitative Educational Policy Analysis is designed to provide doctoral students in social science disciplines (especially Economics, Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology) and in the School of Education with advanced training in state-of-the-art quantitative methods of discipline-based educational policy analysis. Educational policy, for the purposes of this program, encompasses federal and state educational policy and law and school district policies and practices pertaining to school leadership, human resources, curricula, and instructional practices, as well as the impact of other social policies (e.g., immigration law and policy) as they pertain specifically to educational processes and outcomes. Fellows will participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum consisting of coursework in education policy, discipline-based theory, and applied quantitative research methods, including a 1-year course in applied statistical analysis, a course in measurement, several elective courses in statistics, and an ongoing interdisciplinary quantitative methods seminar. Fellows will receive additional training through research apprenticeships, a series of annual summer advanced training workshops, an ongoing educational policy analysis speaker series, and a series of annual conferences on educational policy analysis.

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Related IES Projects: Stanford University received an additional award in 2014 to continue implementing its training program.