Annual Summer Workshops

Each summer, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education supports an IPR-hosted workshop, co-organized by an IPR fellow, to improve methodological practices in education research. The aim of the workshop is to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of education interventions and policies. Courses are suitable for most empirical researchers with PhD-level training or advanced doctoral students.

Cluster-Randomized Trials
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. 
Organizers: Larry V. Hedges and Spyros Konstantopoulos

Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis
This ten-day workshop aims is to prepare attendees to design the best current quasi-experiments for educational research and help them analyze the data that these better designs produce. The course sessions will provide intensive training on the theory and practice of quasi-experimental design, via lectures and via hands-on experience.
Organizer: Thomas D. Cook