University of Chicago
» The University of Chicago offers pre-doctoral program in Interdisciplinary Training in Educational Research Methods. The Departments of Economics, Psychology, and Sociology participate in the training program, as well as several research organizations, including Abt Associates, AIR, the Educational Testing Service, Mathematica Policy Research, MDRC, NORC, and Rand Corporation. Research being conducted by core faculty includes methodological research on the design, analysis, and combination of results from randomized experiments in education, research designs for studies of scaling up of educational interventions, the analysis of non-experimental studies, and the use of natural experiments in education. Substantive research includes the social distribution of academic achievement, the effectiveness of teacher development programs in middle school science, input effects on the development of language, mathematics, and spatial competence in preschool through elementary school.
PI: Stephen Raudenbush