Quantitative Methods: Theory and Design

Natalia Kosheleva on Measuring The Extent of Program Intervention into Targeted Systems

Hi! My name is Natalia Kosheleva. I’m a consultant at Process Consulting Company, Moscow, Russia. Here I would like to share my ideas about measuring the extent of program intervention into targeted systems. I base my work on two systems thinking principles. The Hierarchy principle says that any system is an element of some larger …

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Steve Fleming on Explaining Statistical Significance

My name is Steve Fleming, and I work for the National Center for Educational Achievement, a department of ACT, Inc. whose mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. I also earned an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Texas at Austin. I have been thinking a lot lately about how to explain …

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Jessica Foster on Maximizing Survey Response Rates

Hello, I’m Jessica Foster, a Research and Evaluation Analyst at Franklin County Children Services.  Our agency provides child protective services for the Central Ohio area.  During the course of my career, I have administered many surveys to a variety of stakeholders and clients.  I’ve learned from my work and from the experiences shared by my …

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EdEval Week: Manolya Tanyu on a Basic Understanding of Multilevel Modeling

My name is Manolya Tanyu and I am a researcher at American Institutes for Research (AIR), a behavioral and social science research organization to support education, educational assessment, health, international development, and work and training. My former organization, Learning Point Associates recently merged with AIR. Our world is a nested one where individuals are influenced …

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Andrew F. Hayes on Modern Mediation Analysis

I am Andrew F. Hayes, an associate professor at Ohio State University, where I serve on the faculty in the School of Communication and the Department of Psychology. Though formally trained as an experimental social psychologist, I am a quantitative psychologist by vocation and at heart and have devoted the last several years thinking and …

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Guili Zhang on Longitudinal Data Management and Analysis

My name is Guili Zhang. I am an Assistant Professor of Research and Evaluation Methodology at East Carolina University. During the last ten years, I have evaluated the National Science Foundation’s SUCCEED program, and developed and analyzed the SUCCEED longitudinal database, which includes data from nine universities and spans 20 years. Our research team’s publications …

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Jeremy Jewell on Using Wait List Control Groups in Evaluation

Hi, my name is Dr. Jeremy Jewell, and I am an Associate Professor in the Clinical Child and School Psychology Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. For several years, I have helped our local probation department evaluate various risk assessment measures as well as programs for probationees. When evaluating the effectiveness of a program, one …

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Gene Shackman on Free Statistical Packages

I’m Gene Shackman, an applied sociologist in Albany, NY. A project of mine is the website “Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods.” One tool for researchers is data and data analysis. There are many commercial programs, but for small non profits, especially in these poor economic times, the cost of these packages …

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Ioana Munteanu on Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Policy and Analysis

Hello everyone. My name is Ioana Munteanu, and I am a Social Science Analyst with the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Policy and Analysis. The Smithsonian consists of 19 Museums and the National Zoo; 9 Research Centers; and many other centers, programs and projects. Central to the Office of Policy and Analysis mission is to assist …

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