A Selection of Projects with Primary Data Collection
I conduct a cluster-randomized trial to study the effectiveness of a large-scale effort to avert learning loss, and potential complementarities of home-based learning solutions with schools’ prior exposure to educational technology.
We conducted a cluster-randomized trial to study the effects of an innovative program in Karnataka, India, that promotes activity-based learning through teacher training, community engagement, and additional inputs.
This randomized trial investigates the long-term effects of a primary school scholarship program in rural Cambodia, nine years after program inception.
Using a computer-assisted learning software in India, we ran rapid-cycle randomized evaluations that shed light on the merits of intuitively appealing yet largely untested educational strategies.
This experimental study investigates the causal effect of a teacher capacity building program that promotes blended instruction, on student learning. It will be implemented in government schools in Haryana, India, in collaboration with a large, local NGO (“Avanti Fellows”). The program’s objective is to positively affect the instruction of mathematics and science, in grades nine and ten. The study hypothesizes that student learning improves if teachers are given resources and training, to enrich their instruction with video-based learning materials. Secondly, the study hypothesizes that the intervention’s cost-effectiveness outperforms that of an alternative model of teacher capacity building, which does not rely on infrastructure upgrades and uses printed workbooks only.
We conduct 78 in-depth interviews with education personnel in Zambia’s public schools and combine thematic coding with unsupervised machine learning to explore determinants of changes in teachers’ instructional practices.