Guest Lecture - Dr. Thomas Cook

When: Friday, October 13th
Where: IBS 155
Who: 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.

Sponsored By: Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development; The School of Education