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Guest Lecture – Dr. Thomas Cook
October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Dr. Thomas Cook, Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University
Policy talk: The evidence about evidence-based policy: How consistent are different clearinghouses on the standards for what warrants acceptable evidence? 10:30 am –12 noon
Technical talk: When quasi-experimental designs reliably reproduce estimates from randomized experiments on the same topics:Evidence from within-study comparisons, Regression Discontinuity Designs, Interrupted Time Series, and other nonequivalent control group designs1:30 –3:00 pm
About Dr. Cook:
Dr. Cook is an internationally known scholar in the design and analysis of evaluation research, whole school reform, and contextual factors that influence adolescent development, particularly for urban minorities. He has published numerous books and articles on evaluation methodology, and received recognition from the Evaluation Research Society, the Policy Sciences Organization, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Dr. Cook has also served on or chaired multiple governmental and foundation workgroups focused on program evaluation and methodology.
At CU Boulder, Dr. Cook serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Behavioral Science’s Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development.