ARC Investigators' Research to Date

Results from ARC investigators’ research to-date on issues of research design, generalizability, evidence generation, knowledge accumulation, and underrepresented groups appear in numerous publications and were presented at several professional meetings, including:

Select Publications

  • Building a scientific community: The need for replication  (Schneider)
    Teachers College Record, 106: 1471-1483
  • Correcting a significance test for clustering  (Hedges)
    Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 32(2): 151- 179.
  • Effect sizes in cluster randomized designs  (Hedges)
    Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 32(4): 341-370.
  • Estimating Causal Effects: Using Experimental and Observational Designs (Schneider, Carnoy, Kilpatrick, Schmidt, & Shavelson)
    American Educational Research Association.
  • Gendered Differences in Aligned Ambitions: High School Experiences and Pursuit of Postsecondary Opportunities in STEM Fields (Perez-Felkner, Schneider, & Grogan)
    In Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment (Schoon and Eccles, Eds.)
  • Handbook of Educational Policy Research (Sykes, Schneider, & Plank)
    Routledge.
  • How large an effect can we expect from school reforms? (Konstantopoulos & Hedges)
    Teachers College Record, 110: 1613-1640.
  • Intraclass correlation values for planning group-randomized trials in education (Hedges & Hedberg)
    Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 29(1): 60-87.
  • Intraclass correlation values for planning group-randomized experiments in rural education (Hedges & Hedberg)
    Journal of Research in Rural Education, 22(3): 1-15.
  • Knowledge production and the public interest (Schneider, Schalliol, Makela, & McDonald)
    The American Sociologist, 37(2): 96-
  • Scaling-Up Exemplary Interventions (McDonald, Keesler, Kauffman, & Schneider)
    Educational Researcher, 35(3): 15-24.
  • Scale-Up in Education: Volume 1, Ideas in Principle and Volume 2, Issues in Practice (Schneider & McDonald, Eds.)
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Scale-up as a framework for program and policy evaluation research (McDonald)
    In Handbook of Education Policy Research (Sykes, Schneider, & Plank, Eds.)
  • The Changing Landscape for Educational Opportunity: Enhancing the Public Option for Black Youth (Perez-Felkner, Schneider, Hedberg)
    In Black Educational Choice in a Climate of School Reform: Consequences for K-12 Student Learning and Development
    (Slaughter-Defoe, Stevenson, Arrington, and Johnson, Eds.)

Select Presentations

  • Assessing the impacts of knowledge-producing organizations (Brown)
    Education research that makes a difference: Who produces it and what can we learn from their successes?
    Symposium at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Bridging the gap between scientifically based education research and evidence-based education: The need and prospects for translational research (McDonald)
    Education research that makes a difference: Who produces it and what can we learn from their successes?
    Symposium at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Building capacity to conduct and utilize high quality research: Lessons from and for education research
    Presidential Invited Session, 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Changing the way we think about improving student learning outcomes: Conceptualizing and contextualizing scale-up in educational research
    Presidential Invited Session, 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Dealing with dependence in meta-analysis (Hedges)
    2007 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research Synthesis Methods.
  • Estimating causal effects using observational and experimental data (Schneider)
    Korean Society for the Study of Sociology of Education.
  • Improving the generalization from meta-analysis (Hedges)
    Invited address at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research Synthesis Methods.
  • Inspiring youth to careers in science and medicine: Lessons from the Sloan Study of Youth and Social Development (Schneider)
    2008 Social Science Perspectives on Workforce Policy Conference, Centers for Disease Control.
  • Kindling a STEM workforce: The importance of motivation, evidence of prerequisites for scale-up (Schneider)
    Keynote address, 2008 Meeting of the NSF ITEST Learning Resource Network.
  • Meta-analysis for evidence-based policy (Hedges)
    Keynote, 4th International Conference on Evidence-Based Policies and Indicator Systems.
  • Realizing the Potential for Diversity: Mechanisms for Closing Leaks in the STEM Pipeline (Perez-Felkner)
    Poster presentation, 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Robust standard errors and experimental design (Hedges)
    First annual (2007) Rand Statistics Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University. 
  • There and back again: Demographic survey sampling in the 21st century (O’Muircheartaigh)
    Keynote, Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Biennial Research Conference.
  • Using the instrumental variables technique in education research (Hedges)
    Invited address at the 2008 Annual Institute of Education Sciences Research Conference.
  • What Happens to High-Achieving Females after High School? Gender and Persistence on the Postsecondary STEM Pipeline (Perez-Felkner, McDonald, & Schneider)
    2011 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
  • Making Research Products Public Goods (McDonald)
    2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
  • An Investigation of the Within- and Between- District Variance Structure of Academic Achievement in Massachusetts (Hedges and Hedberg)
    Spring 2011 Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
  • Resilience in Pathways to Four-Year College Degrees: Perceived Regard and School Reform (Perez-Felkner)
    Invited Session, 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.