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AaEA 2012 Celebrating 10 Years!
An Evening with Mark Lipsey
September 18, 2012
Reception 5:30, Program 6:00
To celebrate a decade of AaEA, Mark Lipsey will share some of the lessons he has learned and the gaps he has recognized over the course of decades of work evaluating intervention programs, conducting meta-analyses of evaluations of intervention programs, and interpreting “evidence-based practice” for sponsors and providers of intervention programs. In a similar format to our recent visit by AEA president Dr. Rodney Hopson, Dr. Lipsey will deliver an informal talk, followed by time for questions and discussion with the audience. A catered reception will precede his talk.Professor Lipsey is the Director of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University. His evaluation work has focused on programs for children, youth, and families; evaluation methods; and meta-analysis. He is co-author of textbooks on evaluation and meta-analysis, a regular instructor in The Evaluators’ Institute and the IES summer institute on cluster-randomized trials, and a member of the Science Advisory Board for the federal Office of Justice Programs. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of Research Synthesis Methods and Campbell Systematic Reviews and serves on the editorial boards of Evaluation and Program Planning, the Journal of Experimental Criminology, and the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. Professor Lipsey’s work has been recognized with Vanderbilt University’s Earl Sutherland award for achievement in research and, among others, the Campbell Collaboration’s Mosteller Award, the American Evaluation Association’s Paul Lazarsfeld Award, and the Society of Prevention Research’s Nan Tobler Award.
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