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To view selected presentations, handouts, and videos from previous IES Research Conferences and Summer Research Training Institutes, please see links below.

Selected IES Research Conference Presentations

IES has sponsored numerous research conferences that highlight the work of or relevant to IES grantees. Below are presentations from these conferences that pertain to methodological or statistical issues in education research.

View selected IES Research Conference presentations, meeting agenda, and videos for 2010, 2009, and 2008.

IES Training Institutes

Cluster Randomized Trials (RCT) Workshops

The objective of these RCT workshops is to increase the national capacity to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the effectiveness of education interventions by training researchers to conduct cluster (group) randomized trials in education settings.

View the 2009 IES Research Training Institute: Cluster Randomized Trials presentations at Vanderbilt University.

View the 2008 IES Research Training Institute: Cluster Randomized Trials presentations at Northwestern University.

View the 2007 IES Research Training Institute: Cluster Randomized Trials presentations.

Summer Quasi-Experimental Design Workshop

The first Summer Research Training Institute on Better Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis was held in 2010 in order to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions.

View the 2010 IES Research Training Institute: Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis in Education presentations.

Implementation Science: Building the Bridge between Science and Practice

Dr. Karen Blase provides an overview of implementation science and discusses implications for research and evaluation efforts. Seeing evidence-based interventions, instructional practices, and prevention strategies through an implementation lens has implications for how efficacy and effectiveness trials are staged and conducted. View the presentation.

Not all Students Need to be Assessed: Research Designs Where Data are Intentionally Missing

Dr. Jim Bovaird provides an overview of intentionally missing data designs in education research. The presentation examines the types of missing data in school based research, accelerated longitudinal designs, planned missing data designs, computerized adaptive testing, and sequentially designed experiments. View the presentation.

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