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Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)

Professors Keller and Randall accepted into the AERA Statistics Institute for Faculty

Professors Lisa A. Keller and Jennifer Randall were recently accepted into the AERA Statistics Institute for Faculty. This initiative of the AERA grants program, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, is intended to help develop a critical mass of U.S. education researchers using large-scale federal data sets, especially those sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies. These data sets, which are often longitudinal and nationally representative, offer an excellent opportunity for students and early career scholars to conduct research and learn advanced quantitative methods with high quality policy relevant data.

The program is tailored to faculty members at postsecondary institutions who teach quantitative research methods courses at the graduate level and who seek to integrate the analysis of large-scale federal education data sets into the curriculum.

Professors Keller and Randall will attend the three-day training July 22-24, 2010 in Stanford, CA. Activities will focus on how to incorporate secondary data analysis, especially the use of large-scale federal data sets, into the curriculum of their quantitative research methods courses.

Congrulations, Lisa and Jennifer!


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