We continue with this year’s theme of Driving Change. The focus is on providing attendees with methodologies, strategies, and other resources that will aid in the evaluative process.
We are happy to announce our Keynote will be Dr. John H. Hitchcock!
Presenting: Using a Mixed Methods Perspective and Large Datasets to Address the Tensions between Internal and External Validity: Implications for Program Evaluation in Rural Schools
John H. Hitchcock is a principal associate in the Social and Economic Policy division of Abt Associates. He has held tenured faculty appointments at Ohio University and at Indiana University. At each university, he also served as a director of a research center. He earned a PhD in educational psychology, a certificate of advanced study in applied research focusing on program evaluation, and a master’s degree in educational psychology and statistics from the University at Albany, State University of New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Evansville. Hitchcock focuses on developing mixed methods research applications, evaluating interventions designed for children with special learning needs, and research syntheses. To date, he has served as a co–principal investigator on four randomized controlled trials (RCTs), helped the U.S. Department of Education develop standards for evaluating the causal validity of single-case research designs, coauthored more than 50 scholarly works (peer-reviewed journal articles, books, national technical reports, and book chapters), and presented research at conferences more than 125 times. He is currently a co-PI on three RCTs, each of which are testing interventions for children with special learning needs and serves as a co-lead of the What Works Clearinghouse review of interventions designed to yield supportive leaning environments. Hitchcock has coauthored grant and contract applications that have led to more than $10 million in funding from federal, state, philanthropic, and international agencies. He has served as an associate editor or board member for School Psychology Review since 2011 and is currently co-editor in chief of the newly developed International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.
(Fees increase after September 13, 2019.)