Aug. 22, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Prof. Jessaca Spybrook and Prof. Elizabeth Tipton (Teachers College) were recently awarded a three-year grant from the Institute of Education Science, the research branch of the U.S. Department of Education. The project, “A User-Friendly Tool for Designing Cluster Randomized Trials with Power and Relevance” seeks to improve the planning and design of cluster randomized trials in education. More specifically, the researchers will develop a user-friendly webtool for planning cluster randomized trials which combines three separate design considerations: generalizability, power to detect the average treatment effects, and power to detect moderator effects. The award totals $893,737 with a subcontract to WMU of $285,176.