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Ingram Olkin, MA, PhD   Download vCard
Professor of Statistics and of Education and Stanford Health Policy Fellow

Department of Health Research and Policy
Stanford University
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Stanford, CA 94305-4065
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Research Interests
analysis of social and behavioral models; multivariate statistical analysis; correlational and regression models in educational processes; meta-analysis

Ingram Olkin's work is aimed at ensuring that educators select the proper statistical tools for measuring the outcomes of their programs and methods, and that their interpretation of the results is similarly rigorous. His research includes the development of powerful new statistical methods for combining results from independent studies that have analyzed the same topic. This relatively young science of meta-analysis is assisting researchers to reconsider long-standing educational problems with a fresh critical eye. He is a Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Lady Davis Fellow, with an honorary doctorate from De Montfort University. He received his BS in mathematics at the City College of New York, his MA from Columbia University, and his PhD from the University of North Carolina.

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Statistics; Education


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Studies show misuse of expensive blood-clotting drug
... Kristan Staudenmayer MS '10, assistant professor of surgery; graduate student Robin Eisenhut; Vandana Sundaram, assistant director for research at CHP/PCOR; Ingram Olkin, professor emeritus of statistics and of education; Kathryn McDonald, ...
April 20, 2011 in The Stanford Daily