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Downer is an Instructor at Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research


Jason Downer, Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and a Research Associate Professor, is one of the lead instructors for the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research this week in Ann Arbor, MI.

This summer program is part of ICPSR, a unit with the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. The program provides a comprehensive, integrated program of studies in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology across several large, national data sets (e.g., Head Start Impact Study).

Dr. Downer will be an instructor on the workshop entitled “Coordinated Data Analysis: Maximizing Early Care and Education Data.” discussing measures and methods for understanding children’s elementary school experiences in the Head Start Impact Study Follow-up through 3rd grade. Other instructors include Peg Burchinal from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who is also a valued partner of the NCRECE project at CASTL.

Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch (a Research Assistant Professor at CASTL), Sadie Hasbrouck (Graduate Student at CASTL), and Tracy Carter (Graduate Student at the University of Miami, who is a partner with the LOOK Project at CASTL) will also be attending. 

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