Resources for Study Authors

Webinar
WWC Review Protocols: What's the Point?
May 14, 2020

This webinar provides an introduction to review protocols particularly for WWC-certified reviewers, protocol authors, review team leadership, and researchers whose studies may be reviewed by the WWC.
Webinar
What’s New in Version 4.1 of the WWC Standards Handbook and Procedures Handbook?
January 22, 2020

The WWC hosted a webinar on January 22, 2020 to discuss changes between the Version 4.0 and 4.1 WWC Standards Handbook and Procedures Handbook.
Webinar
Documenting Study Context in WWC Reviews of Group Design Studies
May 14, 2019

On May 14, 2019, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) hosted a free webinar on documenting contextual information in reviews of group design studies. The slide deck and archived Q&A responses are also a...
Webinar
Best Practices in Study Reporting: The What Works Clearinghouse Guide for Authors
February 1, 2019

On February 1, 2019, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) delivered a webinar on how study authors can align with best practices in study reporting and position their studies for efficient review by the...
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Reporting Guide for Study Authors: Regression Discontinuity Design Studies
February 1, 2018

This document provides guidance to study authors about how to describe regression discontinuity design studies and report their findings in a way that is clear, complete, and transparent. The first tw...
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Reporting Guide for Study Authors: Group Design Studies (Version 2.0)
February 1, 2018

This document provides guidance to study authors about how to describe group design studies and report their findings in a way that is clear, complete, and transparent. The first two sections detail t...
Video
A Guide to Finding Information on Studies Reviewed by the What Works Clearinghouse
September 1, 2017

This video demonstrates how to use the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) website to learn whether a particular study of interest has been reviewed by the WWC and, if so, how to access the review and asso...
Webinar
Supporting Rigorous Research: Resources from the WWC
March 15, 2017

On March 15, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) delivered a webinar on the ways that the WWC supports education researchers. This webinar focused on the resources available to support rigorous researc...
Reference
Understanding WWC Intervention Reports That Summarize Single-Case Design Research
January 1, 2017

When reviewing single-case design research, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) first reviews each single-case design experiment within a study (or research article) to determine whether it meets stand...
Reference
How are the Math Topic Areas Structured?
May 1, 2016

In June 2015, the WWC restructured our reviews of research on math interventions into two areas instead of three. These two review areas are Primary Mathematics (which includes interventions in which ...
Webinar
Designing Quasi-Experiments: Meeting What Works Clearinghouse Standards Without Random Assignment
March 3, 2015

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education sponsored a What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) webinar explaining how to design and execute high-quality ...
Webinar
Designing Strong Studies Webinar Video
July 21, 2014

On Monday July 21, 2014, the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education sponsored a What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) webinar for researchers. The webinar focused on how to desig...
Reference
Questions and Answers From Demystifying the What Works Clearinghouse: A Webinar for Developers and Researchers
February 1, 2014

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education sponsored a What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) webinar for developers and researchers. This page answe...
Webinar
Demystifying the What Works Clearinghouse: A Webinar for Developers and Researchers
December 3, 2013

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education sponsored a What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) webinar for developers and researchers. The webinar foc...
Reference
Reporting Guide for Study Authors: Group Design Studies (Version 1.0)
August 1, 2012

This document provides guidance to study authors about how to describe group design studies and report their findings in a way that is clear, complete, and transparent. The first two sections detail t...
Reference
Standards for Regression Discontinuity Designs
June 1, 2010

Regression discontinuity (RD) designs are increasingly used by researchers to obtain unbiased estimates of the effects of education-related interventions. These designs are applicable when a continuou...

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