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Workshops & Training

IPR offers faculty-led training opportunities to the research community typically through multi-day workshops, and other IPR research programs occasionally organize workshops throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

May 1, 2020
Faculty organizer: James Druckman with Barry Burden, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Yoshi Ono, Tohoku University; Cindy Kam, Vanderbilt University; Mary McGrath, Northwestern University; Mara Ostfeld, University of Michigan   Registration to be announced soon.   Sponsored by: The 2019 Chicago Area Behavior Workshop is sponsored by Northwestern’s Political Science Department, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and  NORC’s AmeriSpeak Panel.

Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials

July 6, 2020
Faculty Organizers: Larry Hedges and Elizabeth Tipton This two-week, in-depth training institute covers a range of specific topics in the design, implementation, and analysis of data for use in cluster-randomized trials, allowing researchers to account for the group effects of teachers and classrooms when measuring an intervention’s effects on individual student achievement. Support comes from the National Center for Education Research, housed in the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

Improving Evaluations of R&D in STEM Education 2020 Summer Institute

July 20, 2020
Northwestern University, with support from the National Science Foundation is providing support for the 2020Summer Research Training Institute on Improving Evaluations of Research and Development projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.


Research Training Institute for Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

August 9, 2010
Faculty Organizers: Thomas D. Cook and William Shadish The Summer Research Training Institute for Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis was designed to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions. The original workshops were co-organized by Thomas Cook, Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair Emeritus in Ethics and Justice and Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, and William Shadish, Professor, Founding Faculty, and Chair, Psychological Sciences Section University of California, Merced (now deceased).