SREE Webinars


Testing the Effectiveness of Strategies to Promote Research Use: Learning from Studies in Education and Mental Health Settings
March 5, 2021, Noon-1:30 PM EST

Organizer: Ruth Neild, Mathematica
Speakers: Kimberly Becker, University of South Carolina; Bruce Chorpita, University of California - Los Angeles; Aubyn Stahmer, University of California - Davis
Discussant: Adam Gamoran, William T. Grant Foundation

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Join us for this second webinar in a series focused on the use of research evidence in education. During this moderated discussion, two research teams will describe their studies that rigorously test the effectiveness of strategies for promoting research use in mental health and education settings.

This session, funded by the William T. Grant Foundation, is part of SREE’s virtual convening, Examining Education Research through the 2020 Lens. If you are not attending the convening, you can still attend this webinar by registering at the link above.


Designing and Reporting Your Study to Facilitate Evidence Clearinghouse Reviews and Meta-Analysis
March 15, 2021, Noon-1:30 EDT

Presenter: Sandra Wilson, Abt Associates

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Registration Rates: Nonmembers ($50), Members ($25), Student members (FREE)

Have you ever received a request for more information about your intervention research from someone doing a systematic review or meta-analysis? Would you like to learn more about how to report your study and its findings to facilitate inclusion in an evidence clearinghouse or meta-analysis? This 90-minute webinar will involve a comprehensive discussion of the types of study information needed by systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and evidence clearinghouses when reviewing intervention research.

The webinar will begin with a brief overview of systematic review and meta-analysis methods and their purposes. The presenter will then highlight the common types of information needed by evidence reviewers when identifying and locating studies, screening them for eligibility, assessing their quality, and extracting information about the study characteristics and findings, including technical information about study design and methods, study findings, and characteristics of interventions, comparison groups, study participants, and implementation strategies. The webinar will also review the variety of reporting guides and resources that are available for researchers to facilitate study reporting.


Difference-in-differences and related designs for policy evaluation in education research
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Noon-1:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Avi Feller, University of California - Berkeley

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Data Collection Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Educational Interventions
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Noon-1:30 PM EDT

Presenters: Rebecca Davis, University of Pennsylvania & Viviana Rodriquez, Columbia University

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Past Webinars

Making Research Matter: Insights from Research on Research UseVivian Wong
February 10, 2021, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Presenter: Vivian Tseng, William T. Grant Foundation

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Many of us in the research community conduct research because we hope it will make a difference in policy or practice, and yet research often fails to have the kind of impact that we aspire to achieve. In this presentation, Vivian Tseng will discuss what we know from research on the use of research evidence in policy and practice. She will discuss when, how, and under what conditions research is used, in addition to what it takes to improve the use of research evidence. Vivian will draw upon the William T. Grant Foundation’s support for over 60 studies on this topic over the past dozen years, as well as insights from studies in other countries and from sectors as diverse as environmental policy, health, and human services. Our hope is that what you learn from research on research use may help you: 1) develop your own studies of research use, and 2) inform your efforts to get your research used more frequently and productively in policy and practice.


REES 101:  A Guided Tour of Study Registration (recorded)
Presenter:  Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University


Proposing Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses
July 10, 2020

Presenter: Brooks Bowden, University of Pennsylvania

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This short session provides guidance and tips for those applying for IES research grants. The session builds 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 is tailored to the current IES RFA goal/research structure.


Bayesian Interpretation of Impact Estimates from Education Evaluations
July 28, 2020

Presenters: John Deke and Mariel Finucane, Mathematica

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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