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 Expert  727351

Expert in Educational & Non-profit Evaluation & Research, Advanced Statistics & Data Management


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Indiana (IN)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and has applied both using a mixed-methods approach to perform both original research and program evaluation for national educational initiatives such as New Tech High School and the charter school movement. She has also performed quality assurance and evaluation for non-profit charities and educational centers. In addition to her expertise in research and evaluation design, Expert has extensive knowledge of parametric and non-parametric statistical procedures, survey design, focus groups and observation protocols.
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data analysis

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design of experiments

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qualitative research

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quantitative research

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research

Expert has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Illinois, and has taught in the Cognitive Science program at Swarthmore and Hampshire Colleges, as well as the Behaviorial Brain Sciences program at Franklin and Marshall College. She has performed original research in the cognitive sciences, behavioral sciences and human development. She has also obtained federal and private funding for her research.
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psychology research

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behavioral science

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cognitive science

Dr. Ratterman has provided research expertise for school districts in Indiana and Illinois, and has performed extensive external evaluation projects for national educational initiatives such as New Tech High Schools, the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows Program, the DeHaan Family Foundation, Indianapolis Urban League, and Indiana Black Expo.
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education statistics

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independent educational evaluation

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evaluation


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Fort Wayne, Indiana;  Bloomington, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Terre Haute, Indiana;  Lafayette, Indiana;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  and Hamilton, Ohio.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1991   PhD   Developmental Psychology   University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  
1988   MA   Developmental Psychology   University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  
1985   BS   Psychology   Indiana University-Bloomington  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Researcher

 

She is owner and primary researcher for Research and Evaluation Resources in Indianapolis, IN. Her responsibilities include performing evaluation, data management and primary research for educational institutions and non-profits.

2004 to 2007

 

University of Indianapolis

 

Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning

 

Research Fellow

 

She was responsible for research and evaluation in educational reform movements across the state of Indiana.

1998 to 2004

 

Franklin & Marshall College

 

Psychology

 

Assistant Professor

 

She taught psychology courses including statistics, research methodology, cognitive science and developmental psychology. Additionally she performed original research and acquired federal and private funding.

1996 to 1998

 

Swarthmore College

 

Psychology

 

Assistant Professor

 

She taught psychology courses including statistics, research methodology, cognitive science and developmental psychology. Additionally she performed original research and acquired federal and private funding.

1991 to 1996

 

Hampshire College

 

Cognitive Science

 

Assistant Professor

 

She taught in the Cognitive Science Program and performed original research.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Evaluation Association, American Educational Research Association


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has performed an extensive statistical analysis of student achievement and growth for all students currently enrolled in Indiana Charter schools. Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling, she examined differences in growth between charter school students and students in traditional public schools.
  • Expert has performed focus groups to examine school engagement in middle school, using a variety of developmentally appropriate tasks to engage the usually reticent middle school students in lively and informative conversations about school climate, academic rigor and social issues in their school.
  • Expert has designed a comprehensive quantitative evaluation procedure for several educational reform movements being implemented in the state of Indiana. This research uses mixed methods research that includes quantitative student achievement and survey data, as well as qualitative observational and focus group methods.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
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Market Research:
Expert has extensive knowledge of educational best practices, as well as educational reform movements.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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