CEEP director John Hitchcock delivered a keynote address ("Developing Causal Evidence using Different Research Methods: Applications in Education") during the opening session of the International Science and Technology Conference (ISTEC) in Vienna, Austria on July 13, 2016.
During the 2016 conference of the International School Psychology Association (ISPA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dr. Hitchcock conducted a training session, Mixed Methods Research and Program Evaluation. The July 20 workshop helped prepare school psychologists and other school-based mental health professionals in using mixed methods approaches when engaged in program evaluation.
Dr. Hitchcock also participated in the presentation of three papers during the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) Conference at Durham University in the United Kingdom, August 3–5, 2016. Dr. Hitchcock co-authored two papers with R. Burke Johnson, David Houchins, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, and Jeffrey A. Anderson: “How to conduct mixed methods research: Design and analysis with validity in special education” and “Using mixed methods to handle complexities in special education research: Promoting methodological innovation.” The third paper, “Using mixed methods for development and evaluation of culturally constructed intervention programming,” was co-written by Dr. Hitchcock with Bonnie Nastasi of Tulane University.
Director of evaluation and research Patricia Muller, senior research associate Marcey Moss, and Anne-Maree Ruddy, director of education policy, presented a panel, "Systematic Interlinking of Policy and Evaluation within an Organization: In Search of a Framework," at the biennial conference of the European Evaluation Society (EES) on September 29, 2016.