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Tipton, L. Elizabeth
Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics
Human Development
212-678-3844

Office:
462 GDodge

Office Hours:
Tues 5-6, Thurs 3-5

Educational Background

Ph.D. Statistics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2011
Thesis Title: Methods for Generalizing from Experiments
Thesis Advisor: Larry V. Hedges

M.A. Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2005

B.A. Mathematics, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, 2001


Scholarly Interests

The design and analysis of large scale experiments; External validity issues in experiments; Causal inference; and Meta-analysis.

Selected Publications

Tipton, E. & Peck, L. (In press). A Design-based approach to improve external validity in welfare policy evaluations. Forthcoming in a special issue on external validity at Evaluation Review.

 

Tipton, E., Hallberg, K., Hedges, L.V., & Chan, W. (In press). Implications of small samples for generalization: Adjustments and rules of thumb. Forthcoming in a special issue on external validity at Evaluation Review.

 

Taylor, J., Roth, K., Wilson, C., Stuhlsatz, M., & Tipton, E. (In press). The effect of an analysis-of-practice, videocase-based teacher professional development program on elementary students’ science achievement. Forthcoming in Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

 

Tanner-Smith, E., Tipton, E., & Polanin, J. (In press). Handling Complex Meta-Analytic Data Structures using Robust Variance Estimates: A Tutorial in R. Forthcoming in Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology.

 

Tipton, E., *Fellers, L., Caverly, S., Vaden-Kiernan, M., Borman, G., Sullivan, K., & Ruiz de Castilla, V. (In press). Site selection in experiments: A follow-up evaluation of site recruitment in two scale-up studies. Forthcoming in Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

 

Keller, B. & Tipton, E. (2016). Propensity Score Analysis in R: A Software Review. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 41(3): 326-348.

 

Gray, H., *Burgermaster, M., Tipton, E., M., DiNoia, J., Koch, P. & Contento, I. (2016). Intraclass correlation coefficients for obesity indicators and energy balance related behaviors among New York City public elementary schools. Health Education & Behavior, 43(2): 172-181.

 

Tipton, E. & Pustejovsky, J. (2015). Small-sample adjustments to multivariate hypothesis tests in robust variance estimation in meta-regression. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 40(6): 604-634.

 

*Mishra, A., *Rajappa, A., Tipton, E., & Malandraki, G.A. (2015). The recline exercise: Comparisons with the head lift exercise in healthy adults. Forthcoming in Dysphagia, 30(6): 730-737.

 

Tipton, E. (2015). Small sample adjustments for robust variance estimation with meta-regression. Psychological Methods, 20(3): 375 – 393.

 

Tipton, E. (2014). How generalizable is your experiment? Comparing a sample and population through a generalizability index.  Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 39(6): 478 – 501.

 

Tipton, E. (2014). Stratified sampling using cluster analysis: A sample selection strategy for improved generalizations from experiments. Evaluation Review, 37(2): 109-139.

 

Tipton, E., Hedges, L.V., Vaden-Kiernan, M., Borman, G.D., Sullivan, K. & Caverly, S. (2014). Sample selection in randomized experiments: A new method using propensity score stratified sampling. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 7(1): 114-135.

 

Tanner-Smith, E. & Tipton, E. (2014). Robust variance estimation with dependent effect sizes: Practical considerations including a software tutorial in Stata and SPSS. Research Synthesis Methods, 5(1): 13-30.

 

Tipton, E. (2013). Robust variance estimation in meta-regression for binary dependent outcomes. Research Synthesis Methods, 4(2): 169-187.

 

Tipton, E. (2013) Improving generalizations from experiments using propensity score subclassification: Assumptions, properties, and contexts. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 38: 239-266.

 

Uttal, D.H., Meadow, N.G., Tipton, E., Hand, L.L., Alden, A.R., Warren, C., & Newcombe, N.S. (2013) The malleability of spatial skills: A meta-analysis of training studies. Psychological Bulletin, 139(2): 352-402.

 

de Vibe, M., Bjorndal, A., Tipton, E., Hammerstrom, K., & Kowalski, K. (2012) Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) for improving health, quality of life and social functioning in adults. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 2012:3. (download at: http://campbellcollaboration.org/lib/download/1767/)

 

Hedges, L.V., Tipton, E., and Johnson, M.C. (2010) Robust variance estimation in meta-regression with dependent effect size estimates. Research Synthesis Methods. 1(1): 39-65. Erratum in 1(2): 164-165.

 

Hedges, L. V. & Tipton, E. (2010). Meta-analysis in behavioral medicine. In A. Steptoe (Ed.) The handbook of behavioral medicine. London: Springer-Verlag.

 

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), 2011 - present

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), 2008 - present

American Education Research Association (AERA), 2010 - present


Does your program work? A brief tour of methods for causal inference. Invited talk at Reasoning Mind. Houston, TX, April, 2013.

 

How generalizable is your experiment? Developing an index for comparing samples and populations. Poster presented at the Spring Meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Washington, DC, March 2013.

 

Planning your Bully experiment: Some validity concerns and solutions. Invited talk at the Harmony Institute. New York, NY, September, 2012.


Selecting a sample for your experiment: A non-random stratified sampling approach. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Washington, DC, March 2012.

 

Sample selection in randomized experiments: A new method using propensity score stratified sampling. Invited talk at the Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences program. Columbia University, December, 2011.

 

A prospective method for sample selection to improve generalizations from randomized experiments. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Washington, DC, November, 2011.


Designing a sample selection plan to improve generalizations from two scale-up experiments (with K. Sullivan, L. Hedges, M. Vaden-Kiernan, G. Borman, and S. Caverly). Paper presented at the Fall meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Washington, DC, September, 2011.

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Using robust standard errors in a meta-analysis. (with A. Bjorndal) Paper presented at the Campbell Collaboration Joint Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax VA, August 2011.  

 

Using robust standard errors for dependent effects (with E. Tanner-Smith, and M. Lipsey). Workshop presented at the Campbell Collaboration Joint Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax VA, August 2011.  

 

Using propensity scores to improve generalizations from randomized experiments. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the American Education Research Association. New Orleans, LA, April 2011.

 

Using propensity score subclassification to improve generalizations from randomized experiments. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Washington, DC, March 2011.

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