ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Spring 2011
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences

Adam Gamoran, Sociology 875
Fridays 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 259, Education Sciences bldg

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND READINGS

January 21:

Thomas DiPrete, Sociology, “Educational Pathways to Majoring in Science: A Gender Comparison.”

January 28:

Peter Steiner, Educational Psychology, “Conditions Under Which Propensity Score Analyses Work in Practice.”

Readings:
1. Cook, Steiner, Pohl (2009). "How Bias Reduction Is Affected by Covariate Choice..."
2. Steiner & Cook, "Matching Propensity Scores" (forthcoming)

February 4:

Pamela Herd, Sociology and Lafollette School of Public Affairs, “The Relationship between Early Life Schooling and Late Life Health.”

Reading:
Herd (2010). "Education and Health in Late-Life among High School Graduates"

February 11:

Sara Dahill-Brown and Jared Knowles, Political Science, and Dominque Dust, Sociology, “Winning, Losing, and Writing Race to the Top Grants.”

Readings:
1. Race to the Top Exec Summary
2. Race to the Top Phase 2

February 18:

Stefanie DeLuca, Johns Hopkins University, “Connecting Housing and Education: Residential Mobility, Neighborhoods and Family."

Readings:
1. Does Moving to Better Neighborhoods.... (2010)
2. Coming and Going: Explaining the Effects.... (2010)
3. Switching Schools.... (2011)

February 25:

Megan Brown, Psychology, “Dialect and Lexical Access: An Investigation Into Dialect Density and Word Knowledge.”

March 4:

NO MEETING -- SREE

March 11:

Shanta Hattikudur, Pscychology, “The Role of Comparison in Learning Procedures and Concepts in Math.”

March 18:

NO MEETING--SPRING BREAK

March 25:

NO MEETING--SOCIOLOGY GRAD STUDENT VISIT DAY

April 1:

NO MEETING--SRCD CONFERENCE

April 8:

NO MEETING--AERA CONFERENCE

April 15:

Paul Hanselman, Sociology, “How Is Teacher Turnover Related to Student Learning?”

April 22:

Meghan Condon, Political Science, “Practice Makes Participants: How Skills Acquired in School Affect Political Engagement.”

April 29:

Dominique Dust, Rachel Fish, Jared Knowles, Katie Lupo & Pooja Sidney, ITP Internship Reports:

  • Abt Associates, Washington, D.C.
  • An Efficacy Trial of Two Interventions to Reduce Stereotype Threat Vulnerability, Madison, WI
  • Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Princeton, NJ
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison, WI
  • The Math Center, Madison, WI

May 6:

David Kaplan, Educational Psychology, and Alyn Turner, Sociology, “The PISA-TALIS Link: Adventures in Data Fusion.”

Reading:
Kaplan & Turner, Statistical Matching of PISA and TALIS

 

Bibliography

Cook, T. D., Steiner, P. M., & Pohl, S. (2009). How bias reducation is affected by covariate choice, unreliability, and mode of data analysis: Results from two types of within-study comparisons. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44:6, 828-847.

DeLuca, S., & Rosenblatt, P. (2010). Does moving to better neighborhoods lead to better opportunities? Parent school choice in an experimental housing voucher program. Teachers College Record 112(5): 1443-1491.

Gasper, J., DeLuca, S., & Estacion, A. (2010). Coming and going: Explaining the effects of residential and school mobility on adolescent delinquincy. Social Science Research 39: 459-476.

Gasper, J., DeLuca, S., & Estacion, A. (2011). Switching schools: Reconsidering the relationship between school mobility and dropout. Unpublished manuscript.

Herd, P. (2010). Education and Health in Late-life among High School Graduates: Cognitive versus Psychological Aspects of Human Capital. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51(4) 478-496.

Kaplan, D., & Turner, A. (2011). Statistical Matching of PISA and TALIS. Unpublished, funded proposal.

Race to the Top Phase 2: Application for Initial Funding, Massachusetts. Submitted by: Governor Deval Patrick, Commissioner Michell D. Chester, Maura Banta, Chair, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. CDFA Number: 84.395A

Race to the Top Program Executive Summary. U.S. Department of Education (November 2009).

Steiner, P. M., & Cook, D. (forthcoming). Matching propensity scores. The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods.