Enhancing the Generalizability of Impact Studies in Education

May 16, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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This webinar lays out recommendations that researchers can take to enhance generalizability when planning impact studies in education. It walks researchers through the key steps involved in identifying focal population of schools, developing a list of schools in this population, and selecting a representative sample. It also provides an overview of steps to recruit schools into the study, assess and adjust for differences between the sample and population, and report generalizability appropriately. The webinar draws on this guide for researchers.

This webinar is part of a series, sponsored by the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness and the Institute of Education Sciences, to provide practical guidance on implementing the Standards for Excellence in Education Research. Register for the other webinar in the series.

Speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Tipton, Northwestern University
  • Rob Olsen, George Washington University