Quantitative Methods for Policy Research
Under its research program on Quantitative Methods, the Statistics for Evidence-Based Policy and Practice, or STEPP, Center seeks to serve the practitioners and policymakers by developing and promoting state-of-the-art methods for researchers, especially in education and the applied social sciences. It seeks to generate strong evidence on research designs, synthesize and interpret results of multiple studies, and translate findings to inform policy and practice. The STEPP Center was founded in 2019 and evolved from IPR’s Q-Center.
A Message From Larry Hedges, Program Chair and STEPP Co-Director
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
Charles F. Manski. 2020. Econometrics for Decision Making: Building Foundations Sketched by Haavelmo and Wald (WP-20-01).
Elizabeth Tipton, Jessaca Spybrook, Katie Fitzgerald, Qian Wang, and Caryn Davidson. 2019. The Convenience of Large Urban School Districts: A Study of Recruitment Practices in 37 Randomized Trials (WP-19-27).
Pamela Giustinelli, Charles F. Manski, and Francesca Molinari. 2019. Precise or Imprecise Probabilities? Evidence From Survey Response on Late-Onset Dementia (WP-19-21).
Faculty ExpertsThis collaborative group of interdisciplinary scholars stems from statistics, economics, education, political science, and other social science fields.
Ben Hansen, Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Michigan
James Druckman, Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science and IPR Associate Director and IPR Fellow