SREE Webinars

Upcoming Methods Webinars

Proposing Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses
July 10, Noon-1:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Brooks Bowden
Registration Deadline:  July 7

This short session will provide guidance and tips for those applying for IES research grants. The session will build upon basic knowledge of costs to provide examples of how to design a study to integrate a cost component and meet the quality standards set forth by the ingredients method (Levin et al., 2018) and the IES SEER standards. The session will be tailored to the current IES RFA goal/research structure. 

Professor Bowden is a leading expert in cost-effectiveness and economic evaluation. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of Training at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education. She co-authored the primary methods textbook on cost-effectiveness, Economic Evaluation in Education: Cost-Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analysis, 3rd Edition.

 Register for Proposing Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses

Bayesian Interpretation of Impact Estimates from Education Evaluations

Tuesday July 28, Noon-1:30 PM EDT
Presenters: John Deke and Mariel Finucane

This webinar will illustrate the pitfalls of misinterpreting statistical significance in evaluations of education interventions, describe BASIE (BAyeSian Interpretation of Estimates), an evidence-based alternative to p-values that assesses the probability an intervention had a meaningful effect, and provide examples of BASIE in action, including a simple spreadsheet tool. The webinar will be appropriate for people without any familiarity with Bayesian methods, as well as those with some knowledge who are interested in learning about the use of Bayesian methods in educational evaluations. There will be opportunity for Q+A at the end of the session.

John Deke is a senior fellow at Mathematica with 20 years of experience designing evaluations of education interventions. Mariel Finucane is a senior statistician at Mathematica who has led Bayesian analyses on evaluations spanning multiple fields, including health and education

Past Webinars

REES 101:  A Guided Tour of Study Registration (recorded)