Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

C2 Panel Sessions

Moderated Panel Session 1

Thursday, May 23rd: 9:00 - 10:15 AM

Session Ia: Criminal Justice Panel – Policing in the Community: Legitimacy and Crime Control

Legitimacy in policing: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Lorraine Mazerolle, The University of Queensland

Place-based legitimacy policing’s impact on crime and disorder
Angela Higginson, The University of Queensland

Community-oriented policing: Effects on crime and disorder, legitimacy, and citizen satisfaction
Charlotte Gill, George Mason University

Moderator: TBD

Session 1b: International Development Panel – Productivity and Empowerment: Supporting small-holders and women’s self-help groups in low- and middle-income countries

What do we already know about the effectiveness of agriculture interventions on small holder farming in Africa? A systematic review of systematic reviews
Hazel Zaranyika, Centre for Anthropological Research, University of Johannesburg
Ruth Stewart, CfAR, University of Johannesburg and EPPI-Centre, London

What are the effects of women’s economic self-help group programs on women’s empowerment? A Systematic Review
Carinne Brody, Touro University

Moderator: Peter Tugwell, University of Ottawa

Session Ic: Social Work Panel – Non RCTs in Systematic Reviews: Worked Examples

Campbell Systematic Reviews of non-RCT and cluster-RCT studies: Experiences from ongoing work with the review of Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
Sandra South, National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden

Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment
Marc Winokur,  Colorado State University

Moderator: Julia Littell, Bryn Mawr College

Session Id: Users Panel – Use of Evidence in Policy & Practice

Public policy-makers and practitioners are faced with the task of enhancing policy and practice by integrating evidence about what is and is not effective. This must accomplished in an environment of limited and shrinking resources and political pressures that sometimes are contrary to the evidence. Policy-makers need access to research that supports their ability to effectively advocate for and implement policies that are supported by evidence to improve outcomes and provide enhanced return on investment. This panel will address questions about how policy-makers can use evidence to navigate their environment and build support for integration of effectiveness evidence into policy, and assist researchers to craft the results of systematic reviews to facilitate that process.

Panel Questions:

  • What are the challenges faced by policy makers when attempting to integrate evidence into policy and practice?
  • How can researchers craft systematic reviews to support use of results in policy-development?
  • What type of evidence is most helpful when developing evidence-based policies, responding to political pressure, and justifying resource investment?

Panel Presenters:

Steve Aos, WSIPP (economic modeling, cost benefit analysis)
Martha Gerrity, Milbank Memorial Fund/Center for Evidence-based policy
Faye Taxman, George Mason University, (System of care models, implementation science)

Panel Moderator:

Mark Gibson, Center for Evidence-based Policy and Milbank Memorial Fund

Moderated Panel Session 2

Thursday, May 23: 10:45 - 12:00 PM

Session 2a: Education Group Panel – Education Topic Reviews

The effects of cooperative learning on inter-ethnic relations in schools
Philip Curry, Trinity College

Experiences from employees with team learning in a vocational learning or work setting: a qualitative evidence synthesis using the meta-aggregative approach
Karin Hannes, Methodology of Educational Sciences

Diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis of curriculum-based reading measures
Daniel M. Maggin, Department of Special Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Moderator: Paul Connolly, Queens University Belfast

Session 2b:  International Development Panel - Cash transfers for behavior change: what works in education and natural resource protection?  

Relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conditional and unconditional cash transfers for schooling outcomes in developing countries: a systematic review
Sarah Baird, George Washington University

Impact of Payment for Environmental Services and De-Centralized Forest Management on Environmental and Human Welfare: A Systematic Review
Cyrus Samii, New York University (TBC)

Moderator: Howard White, 3ie and Co-chair of the C2 IDCG

Session 2c: Methods Panel –Various Methodological Issues in Systematic Reviews

The Cochrane Risk of Bias tool: suggestions for use and interpretation
Jane Dennis, Campbell Social Welfare Group

Incorporating economic evidence into systematic reviews: an introduction and methods update
Ian Shemit, Campbell and Cochrane

Quality appraisal tools for single-subject experimental designs
Oliver Wendt, Purdue University

Moderator: Josh Polanin, Loyola University of Chicago

Session 2d: Users Panel – What factors are associated with successful stakeholder driven knowledge transfer systems?  Experiences from a series of pilot projects in different public policy sectors in the UK

The EPPI-Centre is currently engaged with stakeholders in a range of policy sectors nationally in the UK and internationally to explore how to develop localized stakeholder knowledge transfer systems.  These include projects with:

  • Policymakers, practitioners, researchers and knowledge brokers in education across Europe using a networking model
  • Local public health officials in London (UK) to develop systems for responsive context specific knowledge transfer
  • Drugs prevention teams in Ireland to develop local evidence based drug prevention strategies
  • A wide range of stakeholders in reviews of microfinance: investing in relationships to foster dissemination, discussion and decision-making
  • The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research to support research and policy communities internationally to advance methods for producing relevant, complex systematic reviews
  • UK universities to change the academic culture to favor engaging non-academics in shaping research and making use of the findings
  • Schools, local government officers and researchers in Universities to explore models for flexible responsive  user engaged evidence mediation

This panel discussion will include representatives from the participants in these projects who will present and discuss and reflect upon the ideas, actions and lessons learnt from these projects as they have progressed. The breadth of experience will offer some lessons that are applicable generally and others that are applicable in specific circumstances. The panel will be interactive and encourage engagement from all participants to develop and explore ideas, practices and approaches to Knowledge Transfer.

Panel Presenters:

Sandy Oliver and Janice Tripney, EPPI Center, Institute of Education, University of London

Moderated Panel Session 3

Thursday, May 23: 1:15 - 2:30 PM

Session 3a: Criminal Justice Panel Crime prevention in the family and early life: Crime and Justice Topic Reviews

A meta-analysis of research on the crime control effects of prosecution, conviction and sentence severity on intimate partner violence
Christopher D. Maxwell, Michigan State University

The effect of parenting and child-centered interventions for children with incarcerated parents
Wendy Nilsen, The Social Research Unit at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC)

Sensitivity of informants and the heritability of antisocial behavior: a meta-analysis
Elizabeth Talbott,
University of Illinois at Chicago

David Wilson, George Mason University

Session 3b: Education Coordinating Group – Single Subject Designs

Issues and advances in reviewing single-case research: the case of three systematic reviews
Daniel M. Maggin, Department of Special Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Synthesizing single-subject studies: empirical examination of a three-level analytic model
Mariola Moeyaert, KU Leuven

Overview and comparison of regression- versus non-regression-based effect size measures for single-subject experimental designs
Oliver Wendt, Purdue University

Moderator: Sandra Jo Wilson, Vanderbilt University

Session 3c: IDCG Panel – Recent approaches in systematic review methods in international development: Network meta-analysis and mixed methods reviews

Farmer Field Schools for Improving Farming Practices and Farmer Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: a Systematic Review
Birte Snilstveit, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Using network meta-analysis methods for a systematic review of deworming interventions in in low- and middle-income countries
Vivian Welch,
International Development Coordinating Group

Moderator: Phil Davies, 3ie

Session 3d: Social Welfare Group – Challenges of Updating Campbell Reviews 

Updating Reviews for What Works in Kinship Care
Marc Winokur, Colorado State University

Multisystemic Therapy for social, emotional, and behavioral problems in youth aged 10-17
Julia Littel, Bryn Mawr College

Moderator: Jo Yaffe, University of Utah