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Dr Buchanan was recently selected to participate in the fifth cohort of the Strategic Data Project’s Fellowship. Over the next two years he will be working in the Mississippi Department of Education on the redesign, implementation, and infrastructure development for the state’s new school/district accountability models and teacher evaluation models. Dr Buchanan will still hold […]

Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference

We’ve just posted a preview of the poster that Dr. Buchanan will be presenting later this week at the Society of Research for Child Development. The poster is a brief summation of Dr Buchanan’s dissertation research that focused on the effects of community resources on student’s performance on the 2008 NAEP assessment. The original uncompressed […]

Conference slides available

The slides from Dr. Buchanan’s presentation on Program Evaluation in Music Education are now available on the PACES website.

Presentation at SRCD 2013 Biennial Conference

Dr Buchanan will be presenting his research focused on the effects of Mesosystem poverty at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development’s Biennial conference. As soon as the poster design is finalized it will be made available here on the PACES website.

Presentation at 2013 AERA Conference

Dr Buchanan’s paper on the effects of instrument ownership on musical achievement was selected for presentation at the 2013 AERA Conference in San Francisco. The presentation will be a part of a larger panel addressing equity and access issues in the Arts. Once details are released we will provide them here as well.

Analysis Help

If you have an interest in data analysis and/or research stay tuned. Dr Buchanan will be starting to upload free code snippets for use with Stata 12 in the coming days/weeks. Dr Buchanan and the PACES team are also in the process of training up on R and will be providing similar help files for […]

Want to learn about program evaluation methods?

Dr Buchanan will be leading a workshop at the 2013 northwest division conference of the National Association for Music Education. The 90 minute workshop will cover: what data to collect, how to store and clean the data, and basic analytical techniques. This will also provide an opportunity to learn about Stata 12 and how it […]

New Video Up Shortly

We wanted to get the word out now that we will be posting a presentation video shortly.  The topic of the presentation focuses on the interpretation and understanding of research results using regression analysis.  In addition to providing the audience with some theoretical understanding of what regression analysis is and how it is used, we […]


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