Global Mindset Initiative Paper 4: Research Infrastructure and Study Design

27 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2021

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Elizabeth Tipton

Northwestern University

Larry Hedges

Northwestern University

David Yeager

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Psychology

Jared Murray

University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business

Maithreyi Gopalan

Pennsylvania State University

Date Written: August 26, 2021

Abstract

To determine “what works, for whom, and under what conditions,” interventions need to be studied in diverse and heterogeneous samples. At an international scope, this degree of heterogeneity is unlikely in a single study and instead requires conducting multiple studies of the same intervention across the globe. In this paper, we provide an overview of the infrastructure required to coordinate such a series of studies, including the methodological and measurement developments that would be needed. We also discuss implications of this shared focus for the design of individual studies and the analyses of outcomes across studies. Throughout, we situate these needs in the context of developing a teacher mindset intervention that is intended to be implemented broadly in classrooms around the world.

Keywords: randomized controlled trials, meta-analysis, power analysis, Bayesian analysis, heterogeneity, R&D infrastructure

JEL Classification: Design of Experiments, Econometric and Statistical Methods: General

Suggested Citation

Tipton, Elizabeth and Hedges, Larry and Yeager, David and Murray, Jared and Gopalan, Maithreyi, Global Mindset Initiative Paper 4: Research Infrastructure and Study Design (August 26, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3911643 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3911643

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Larry Hedges

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David Yeager

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Psychology ( email )

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Jared Murray

University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
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Maithreyi Gopalan

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

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State College, PA 16802
United States

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