National Center for the
Dissemination of Disability Research

Webcast 3
Campbell Collaboration: New Directions in Identifying What Works

November 2, 2006, 2:00 PM CST

About the Webcast

The Campbell Collaboration (C2) is an international non-profit organization that attempts to help people make well-informed decisions based on the results of high quality research studies addressing social, behavioral, and educational areas of inquiry. The webcast is aimed at a wide audience of researchers, service providers, policymakers, educators and their students, and members of the public that are interested in learning about strategies that can help inform their decision-making by making the results of research understandable.

Discussion will address systematic reviews as a tool that can facilitate answering the question "what do we know" from research in a particular area. If you would like to learn more about the Campbell Collaboration approach to systematic reviews or areas that can be investigated using this tool, tune into this webcast. The NCDDR serves as host for the webcast and will be supporting training opportunities in conducting high quality systematic reviews soon. The presenters are Dr. Chad Nye and Dr. Herb Turner, Editors of the C2 Education Coordinating Group.

About the Presenters

Chad Nye, PhD, is Coordinator of the C2 Education Coordinating Group. He is Executive Director of the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities and Professor at Central Florida University, College of Health and Public Affairs. Dr. Nye has over 20 years of experience in the area of meta-analysis and systematic review of intervention evidence in the area of disability. He has more than 10 publications of meta-analyses of speech and language interventions with adults and children. His most recent C2 systematic review is Effects of Parent Involvement on Elementary School Age Children's Student Achievement (Nye, Turner, & Schwarz, 2006). Dr. Nye was a Campbell Collaboration/Robert Wood Johnson Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the area of systematic review of education and healthcare issues for children (2001-2002). In 1995, he fulfilled a Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship in Jordan.

Herb Turner, PhD, is the Director of Scientific Research for the Campbell Collaboration and is the Project Director for the Middle School Math Review team for the ( abandon link 4/2011) What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), which is a joint venture of C2 and the American Institutes of Research (AIR) to produce systematic reviews on education interventions in the United States. He is also founding co-editor of C2's quarterly electronic newsletter (C2 Quarterly) and serves as the Assistant Coordinator for the Education Coordinating Group. Dr. Turner has published on methods for building the C2's Web-accessible trials registers (C2-SPECTR and C2-PROT) and for conducting C2 systematic reviews. Dr. Turner lectures at the University of Pennsylvania on Data Processing and Analysis, and at Central Florida University on Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. In addition to his expertise in systematic reviews, he is an expert in research design and analysis, Web-based survey research, and database design and development.

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This webcast is supported through the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR), which is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education, and is supported in part by ILRU. The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenters and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

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