SREE Webinars


Past Webinars

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


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