Quantitative Researcher, Early Childhood Education
Company: American Institutes for Research
Posted on: May 3, 2021
in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Va, the American
Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan,
not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social
science research on important social issues and delivers technical
assistance and capacity building services domestically and
internationally in health, social development, education, and
workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners.
Learning Supports program area is currently looking for a
Quantitative Researcher with expertise in early
childhood development and early education. The Researcher will work
on multiple projects with a focus on high-quality early childhood
education and special education in the context of local and state
interpret, and report on complex quantitative data using
appropriate statistical and/or psychometric methods (multiple
linear regression, HLM, Structural Equation Modeling, IRT, and so
data collection frameworks and/or data crosswalks
tasks and projects using rigorous designs such as randomized
control trials, regression discontinuity, and quasi-experimental
designs with tight controls
substantively, thoughtfully, and creatively to the
conceptualization and design of education research
reports, briefs, proposals and other documents that are clear,
concise, thoughtful and contribute substantively to the
coordinate, and provide direction to assigned project staff;
providing advice and guidance to staff in terms of appropriate
research methods, analysis, and reporting
and manage daily relationships with clients to plan, implement, and
present the results of the study while maintaining appropriate
assistance to clients for analytical or statistical
in education, psychology, sociology, or other related field, or
Master’s degree with 4-7 years of relevant work
to apply advanced statistical methods, and able to communicate
effectively about these methods to both technical and non-technical
proficient in STATA or R, and open to learning new statistical
tools as required by different projects.
or experience with the analysis of large-scale data sets, and
experimental and quasi-experimental designs.
quantitative research on policy-relevant topics in education using
advanced methods such as fixed effects, regression discontinuity,
or instrumental variables.
and expertise in content related to early childhood, special
education, English learners or MTSS preferred.
Candidates hired for the new position might initially start working
remotely but will ultimately have the option to work from one of
our offices located in the DC, Chicago, Boston, Oakland, and Austin
(TX) metro areas.
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected
candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and
principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and
Keywords: American Institutes for Research, Arlington , Quantitative Researcher, Early Childhood Education, Other , Arlington, Virginia
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