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Nianbo Dong


  • Higher Ed: Education, Researcher, Evaluator 


Dr. Nianbo Dong is an Assistant Professor of Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation in Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). Before joining MU, he was a Research Associate at Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University after he received his Ph.D. in Policy Research, Evaluation, and Measurement from the University of Pennsylvania. His research program focuses on developing and applying rigorous quantitative methods to evaluate educational policies, programs, and practice. Within the context of randomized field experiments and quasi-experiments, this includes conducting research in quantitative methodology and analyzing data from empirical studies. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.  


Quantitative Methods: Statistical Power Analysis, Causal Inference, Design and Analysis of Randomized Experiments and Quasi-experiments, Multi-level Modeling/Longitudinal Data Analysis, Applied Multivariate Statistics, Meta-analysis, and Policy and Program Evaluation

Substantive Area: Effectiveness of Early Childhood Education and Teacher Professional Development Programs