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IES Predoctoral Program Seminar: Dr. Wendy Chan

Add to Calendar Icon 2021-10-22 13:00 2021-10-22 14:30 15 Penn GSE Event: IES Predoctoral Program Seminar: Dr. Wendy Chan Dr. Wendy Chan, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Quantitative Methods, Penn GSE, presents The Implications of Population Changes on Generalization and Study Design as part of the IES Predoctoral Training Program weekly seminar series.
3700 Walnut St, Room 203 or on Zoom
Melanie Bahti DD/MM/YYYY
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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3700 Walnut St, Room 203 or on Zoom

This virtual event will be recorded.

Dr. Wendy Chan

The University of Pennsylvania Predoctoral Training Program in Interdisciplinary Research Methods for Field-based Research in Education, sponsored by the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), welcomes Dr. Wendy Chan to our weekly seminar series.

The Implications of Population Changes on Generalization and Study Design
Presented by Dr. Wendy Chan, Penn GSE

Findings from experimental studies have increasingly been used to inform policy in school settings. Thus far, the populations in many of these studies are typically defined in a cross-sectional context; namely, the populations are defined in the same academic year in which the study took place or the population is defined at a fixed time point. This study assesses the extent to which the composition (observable characteristics) of a population changes over time and the implications of these changes for generalization and study design. We center our discussion around two case studies, both of which were cluster randomized trials in education. For each study, we collected multiple years of population level data and analyzed the types of changes that occurred in each study population over the given time period. Overall, we find that the most consistent changes are associated with the racial and demographic composition of the student populations. We discuss the implications of these changes and how they affect the types of populations for whom the findings of a study will be relevant.

More information
The IES Predoctoral Program’s weekly seminar series connects program fellows and affiliates to scholars and practitioners who engage in educational research and the development of research methods.

Seminars are likely of interest to doctoral students and faculty. If you are interested in attending virtually, please email Melanie Bahti for Zoom information.


Event Contact

Melanie Bahti
mbahti@upenn.edu