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University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania's Pre-doctoral Training Program in Interdisciplinary Methods for Field-based Research in Education emphasizes field-based, multi-disciplinary research that includes randomized controlled trials of educational interventions and innovations. Participating students are drawn from the Graduate School of Education, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Social Work, the Wharton School of Business, and the Annenberg School for Communication. Settings for the research will include both inner city schools serving high poverty neighborhoods and schools in more working-to-middle class communities. Trainees are expected to achieve proficiency in seven areas through standard course offerings; projects designed and supported summer institutes in advanced methods; weekly seminars; periodic visits by "experts in residence;" and participation in collaborative field-based research projects directed by members of the faculty leadership team in collaboration with program partners.

PI: Rebecca Maynard

Predoctoral training information