2007 IES Research Training Institute: Cluster Randomized Trials
|Objective:||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.|
June 17 to June 29, 2007|
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN
Optimal Solutions Group, LLC is working with the National Center for Education Research to provide support for the Research Training Institute.
|Links:|| Conference Description and Application Information in MS Word format (50 KB)|
Conference Description and Application Information in PDF format (157 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions in MS Word format (24 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions in PDF format (104 KB)
The course sessions will provide intensive training on planning, implementing and analyzing data from a cluster randomized trial.|
View the Course Schedule.
The Course Will Enable Participants To:
Howard Bloom, Ph.D.|
Chief Social Scientist, MDRC
Margaret Burchinal, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Director of the Data Management and Analysis Center at the FPG Child Development Institute;
Research Professor in Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
David S. Cordray, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University
Fred Doolittle, Ph.D.
Director of the Policy Research and Evaluation Department, MDRC
John W. Graham, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health at Pennsylvania State University
Larry V. Hedges, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics;
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Mark W. Lipsey, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Evaluation Research and Methodology and a Senior Research Associate at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University
Ina Wallace, Ph.D.
Senior Research Psychologist at RTI International
|Training Institute Sponsor:||
The National Center for Education Research, one of four Centers within the Institute of Education Sciences, is organizing and providing financial support for this Training Institute. Faculty consist of leading researchers, with extensive experience in statistical analysis and implementation of cluster randomized trials.|
|Eligibility Requirements and Selection Criteria for Training Institute Fellows:||
The National Center for Education Research encourages women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The National Center for Education Research encourages applications from postdoctoral fellows, junior researchers, and senior researchers who would benefit from the knowledge and skills addressed in the Training Institute.
If selected for participation, individuals who require reasonable accommodations for disabilities to participate in the Training Institute, should contact Dr. Caroline Ebanks, 202-219-1410 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, or via e-mail at Caroline.Ebanks@ed.gov at least 60 days before the course begins.
|Costs and Stipends:||The National Center for Education Research will pay for travel to and from the Training Institute site, lodging, and meals on days of instruction, and for course materials. Training Institute Fellows will be asked to pay a registration fee of $250.00 dollars. Fellows are responsible for the cost of meals in transit (to and from the Training Institute site) and on the weekend (June 23-24, 2007).|
|Application Procedures:||The Training Institute will be offered June 17-29, 2007. If you are interested in attending the Training Institute, please submit the following materials:
Completed application materials should be submitted via e-mail to NCER_TrainingInstitute@optimalsolutionsgroup.com.
All applications must be received no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by April 3, 2007 via electronic mail. Selected applicants will receive the Training Institute course schedule and information about travel and lodging.
|Points of Contact:||
RCT Training Institute inquiries:|
Dr. Caroline Ebanks
National Center for Education Research
Institute of Education Sciences
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20208
Inquiries about E-mail submission of the RCT Training Institute application materials:
Optimal Solutions Group, LLC
8100 Professional Place, Suite 312
Hyattsville, MD 20785
Submission E-mail: NCER_TrainingInstitute@optimalsolutionsgroup.com