ELRT professor and advanced doctoral student published in premier journal

Nov. 27, 2018

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Dr. Jessaca Spybrook and Dustin Anderson

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Dr. Jessaca Spybrook and Dustin Anderson of Western Michigan University, along with Dr. Rebecca Maynard of the University of Pennsylvania, recently had an article accepted for publication in Educational Researcher. Spybrook and Anderson are a professor and an advanced doctoral student, respectively, in the evaluation, measurement and research program in WMU's College of Education and Human Development. Maynard is a university trustee professor of education and social policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Educational Researcher is a premier journal of the American Educational Research Association with an impact factor of 4.0 in 2017. The article, entitled REES: A Registry of Efficacy and Effectiveness Studies in Education, examines the potential of preregistration as a strategy for increasing transparency in education studies. Further, it introduces REES, a new registry specifically geared towards education studies. Spybrook, Anderson and Maynard led the development of REES which was funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.