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Interdisciplinary Training Program (ITP) for Predoctoral Research in the Education Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Year: 2009
Name of Institution:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Goal: Training
Principal Investigator:
Gamoran, Adam
Award Amount: $5,000,180
Award Period: 5 years
Award Number: R305B090009

Description:

The Interdisciplinary Training Program (ITP) for Predoctoral Research in the Education Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison began with an IES grant in 2005. The Interdisciplinary Training Program will continue its focus on training scholars in education policy and systems. The methodological focus is on randomized controlled trials and on rigorous statistical methods, particularly econometric techniques, that provide evidence on potential impacts when randomized trials are not feasible. The Interdisciplinary Training Program is housed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and draws fellows from sociology, economics, psychology, political science, and/or social welfare. Fellows complete course work in students’ disciplines, in education, and in advanced statistics, including courses in experimental design and measurement; a weekly interdisciplinary seminar; certification in a minor in education sciences; a research practicum on randomized trials in education; an intensive internship in randomized field trials; and ongoing experiences in faculty-led research projects.

Project Website: http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/itp

Related IES Projects: This University previously received an award to implement its Interdisciplinary Training Program (ITP) for Predoctoral Research in the Education Sciences. More information about this earlier award can be found at: http://ies.ed.gov/ncer/projects/grant.asp?ProgID=16&grantid=147&InvID=110.