Dr. Larry Hedges Guest Lectures at the Institute of Behavioral Science at CU Boulder, March 16, 2018.

Dr. Larry Hedges conducted a symposium on the replicability of experimental research. In his talk, Dr. Hedges discussed how recent empirical research has called into question the replicability of experimental research, which undermines the credibility of science and the evidence science provides. This lecture drew on a meta-analytic perspective to formalize ideas about the definition of replication and the analysis of replication studies.

Co-sponsored by Blueprints For Healthy Youth Development (see Blueprints Programs website for more information), the Institute of Behavioral Science, and the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder.


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About Larry Hedges:

Larry Hedges is a Professor of Statistics and Education and Social Policy in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. A national leader in the fields of statistics and evaluation, Dr. Hedges is best known for his work to develop statistical methods for meta-analysis in the social, medical, and biological sciences - a key component of evidence-based social research. Dr. Hedges has served on many governmental workgroups, including the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences, for which he was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2012, and was elected Chair in 2016. At CU Boulder, Dr. Hedges serves on the Advisory Board of Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development which is housed in the Institute of Behavioral Science. Blueprints is a web-based registry of programs proven to promote positive youth outcomes using guidelines that follow rigorous scientific standards.