Design and Analysis of Practical Quasi-Experiments for Use in Education Research


The 2012 Summer Research Training Institute is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, and the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University

Workshop Dates
August 6–10, 2012 

Workshop Location
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Thanks to the support of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education, and the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University, Professors Thomas D. Cook of Northwestern and William Shadish of the University of California, Merced, will be leading a summer workshop on the design and analysis of practical quasi-experiments for use in education. 

Complementing the current interest in randomized experiments in education, the workshop seeks to improve the quality of quasi-experiments, which are needed when random assignment is not feasible or breaks down. Several recent analyses of the quality of quasi-experiments in education point to designs and analyses that are generally below the state of the art, so the workshop's principal aim is to improve this state.

This workshop has already taken place. See the archive page in Past Workshops for presentation slides and materials.