Does teacher training actually work? Apparently not

From American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: Does Teacher Training Actually Work? Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Evaluation of a National Teacher Training Program Despite massive investments in teacher professional development (PD) programs in developing countries, there is little evidence on their effectiveness. We present results of a large-scale, randomized evaluation of a national PD program…

IES is offering its Summer Cluster-Randomized Trials Institute again

Dear Colleague, We will be offering the IES Summer Research Training Institute again this summer at Northwestern University from July 8–18, 2019. I hope you have found the previous training you received from the Summer CRT Institute to be valuable. As a previous participant in the Training Institute, I strongly encourage you to recommend applying…

IES Cluster-Randomized Trials Summer Institute

I did this several years ago, it was a great experience: Northwestern University, with a grant from the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, is providing support for the 2018 Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials. The tenth Summer Training Institute’s…

University of Kansas summer stats camp

The Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis at the University of Kansas will host the Summer Statistical Institute (Stats Camp) from May 21 through June 8, 2018. Please visit the Web homepage for this event at http://crmda.ku.edu/statscamp. These sessions are a combination of lecture format presentations and workshops for “hands on” practice.  We recommend everybody…

ICPSR: probably the best summer school for methods training

I spent a summer here several years ago, studying maximum likelihood estimators and game theory. Great opportunity, if you can afford it: ** 2015 ICPSR Summer Program ———————————————————— ** Registration Is Now Open ———————————————————— The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is pleased to announce the 2015 Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of…

Workshop on quasi-experimental methods with Cook and Shadish

A workshop on better quasi-experimental design and analysis will take place at Northwestern University from Monday, August 3rd to Friday, August 14th. The workshop is for faculty from all disciplines who have an interest in causal research in education, though some advanced graduate students working with quasi-experimental data are also welcome. This two-week workshop will…

How to give a good presentation

Via Tyler Cowen’s blog. The focus is on applied microeconomics, but very useful for anyone doing applied quant work in the social sciences: http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/jesse.shapiro/research/applied_micro_slides.pdf  

IES training opportunity

Application Information – Research Design Workshop for Faculty from Minority-Serving Institutions The National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education is hosting a Research Design Workshop for faculty from minority-serving institutions. The purpose of the Workshop is to provide an overview of quantitative education research design…

Causal inference workshops this summer

The basic is at Northwestern, the advanced at Duke; more info here. I attended the first version of the basic workshop several years ago. It was a bit disjointed (not surprising, given that it was the first iteration). The best aspect of the workshop are the big guns they bring in – I heard lectures…