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Call for Applications: Winter School "Randomized Controlled Field Trials"

posted 14 Jul 2016, 04:04 by ICO Education   [ updated 14 Jul 2016, 04:05 ]
Winter School: "Randomized Controlled Field Trials”
December 5-9, 2016, University of Tübingen -

Randomized controlled field trials (RCFTs) aim at evaluating educational interventions under realistic conditions and have gained increasing importance in education sciences over the last years. RCFTs in the school context present a number of challenges regarding their standardized implementation and the consideration of the multilevel structure of the school context in design and analysis.

The Winter School provides in-depth insights into the design, implementation, and analysis of RCFTs for up to 25 junior researchers. Internationally renowned scientists will share their expertise on the most relevant methodological aspects of RCFTs.
The program will include five six-hour workshops with subsequent meet-the-expert sessions, in which participants can discuss aspects of current and planned work with experts and receive feedback. In order to encourage interaction between experts and participants, all participants will be expected to present their own research projects in one of the meet-the-expert sessions.

Workshops
  • Dec. 5 Developing and Planning a Trial Protocol (Carole Torgerson, Durham University)
  • Dec. 6 Research Designs, Power Analysis and Optimal Design (Gerard van Breukelen, Maastricht University)
  • Dec. 7 Analyzing Data from a Randomized Field Trial (Larry Hedges, Northwestern University)
  • Dec. 8 Modeling Heterogeneity and Mediation (Larry Hedges, Northwestern University)
  • Dec. 9 Principal Stratification as a Tool for Modeling Post-Randomization Processes
  • (Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh)
Time and Place 
The Winter School will take place from December 5 to December 9, 2016 at the premises of the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology, Europastraße 6, Tübingen.

Funding 
The Winter School is funded by the Zukunftskonzept of the University of Tübingen (German Research Foundation, ZUK 63) and the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network [GSC1028], a project of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. There is no participation fee. For up to ten PhD students who are not affiliated with the University of Tübingen, accommodation is provided.

Application 
PhD students from the University of Tübingen and other universities are warmly invited to apply. Postdoctoral researchers can also apply, but we will not be able to cover their accommodation costs for them. Applications should include a letter of motivation (1 page max.), a CV and a Project statement including information on theoretical background, research question, (planned) design as well as 2-3 questions for one of the workshop leaders (expert should be named). Decisions on whose participation is supported will be based on these documents. Applications should be sent in a single pdf-document by July 20, 2016 via e-mail to verwaltung@hib.uni-tuebingen.de. Review of applications will continue until places are filled, so act quickly.

Organization 
Benjamin Nagengast, Hanna Gaspard, Jessika Golle, and Isabelle Häfner, Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology 
(www.hib.uni-tuebingen.de) / LEAD Graduate School & Research Network (http://www.lead.uni-tuebingen.de/).

Contact 
Further information including details on the application process can be found here.
If you have questions do not hesitate to contact the Organization Team (verwaltung@hib.uni-tuebingen.de)