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Synthesis in Educational Research

Categories

Research Initiative

Education theme

Delivery systems; Inclusion; Monitoring and evaluation; Policy and research

Focus by region

North America

Professor Larry Hedges reinforces evidence based decision making in education

Developing and assessing methods for generating, synthesizing and translating evidence to improve policy and practice.

The Yidan Prize funds are used to support the  “Promoting Best Practices in the Synthesis in Educational Research” project carried at Northwestern University.

The project has three strands:

  • Strand 1: Consolidating theory on meta-analysis through a new book and a statement of consensus on standards for meta-analysis in education. 
  • Strand 2: Supporting replicability by understanding consequences of questionable research practices.
  • Strand 3: Supporting replicability by better understanding how to assess replicability in education.

With the Yidan Prize funds, The Statistics for Evidence-Based Policy and Practice (STEPP) Center was founded in 2019 to facilitate collaboration between statisticians, researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The organisation focuses on using evidence to guide decisions, especially in the realm of education and applied social sciences. The center evolved from the Q-Center at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. 

Lead by Professor Hedges and Professor Elizabeth Tipton, Associate Professor of Statistics at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, the Center has a mission to develop and assess methods for generating, synthesizing and translating evidence to improve policy and practice.