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Tuesday, January 24 • 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Welcome and Quantitative Program Evaluation Tools for Educational Contexts

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This session offers an overview of the principles of program evaluation and its application in education research. Participants will review common quantitative analytic approaches, discuss principles of causal inference, and apply these insights to determine when causal inference is needed and how causal estimates can be recovered given varying program contexts. Participants will then apply these tools to their own research questions.

  1. Read chapters 5 & 6 from The Effect, by Nick Huntington-Klein, on identification and causal diagrams
  2. Bring a research question (causal or descriptive, capstone project or other project) to the session
  3. Read chapter 4 from The Effect, on describing relationships *Optional (recommended if newer to causal inference/quantitative analysis or if asking a descriptive question)

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Elise Swanson

Senior Research Manager, Strategic Data Project
Elise Swanson is a Senior Research Manager at CEPR, where she supports the analytic work for multiple projects, including the National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN) and the Leveraging Technology and Engaging Students (LTES) project, which is a collaboration... Read More →
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Rachel Worsham

Senior Research Analyst, Center for Education Policy Research

Tuesday January 24, 2023 12:00pm - 2:15pm EST