The first pair of Workshops on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis in Education was held in August at Northwestern University. These workshops were intended to build the capacity of the education research community to carry out advanced quasi-experiments and update the field on ongoing advances being made in quasi-experimental methods. They were led by Thomas Cook of Northwestern University and William Shadish of the University of California, Merced.
Under a cooperative agreement between IES and Northwestern University, along with support from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern, two more pairs of one-week workshops will be held in the summer of both 2011 and 2012. Each workshop is open to 60 participants drawn from faculty, postdoctoral students and senior graduate students as well as employees in the federal, state, and local governments and contract research firms.
Information including photos and PowerPoint presentations from the 2010 workshops and related papers can be found at http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/events/workshops/qeworkshop-2010index.html.