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UCEC–UC Los Angeles

UCEC resources at UCLA

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The University of California, Los Angeles was officially founded in 1919. As a public research university, UCLA is committed to the creation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. The campus is situated in the Westwood neighborhood, approximately 12 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport, 18 miles south of the San Fernando Valley, 7 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, and 15 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles.


The UCLA Site of UCEC offers:


  • Rigorous graduate training in social research methods and evaluation procedures, including course offerings in: experimental and quasi-experimental design, hierarchical linear modeling, causal inference, measurement theory, item response theory, structural equation modeling, ethnographic and case study methods, discourse and conversation analysis, geographical information systems (GIS).
  • Evaluation capacity building and consulting services, such as the development of program logic models, evaluation questions, qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments, data analysis, evaluation reports, and evaluation plans and designs in grant proposals.
  • Faculty expertise in multiple substantive areas of education and evaluation research, including: educational outreach, child and social welfare, writing and literacy, course-taking patterns, math education, measurement of teacher effectiveness.

A Message from Dr. Christina A. Christie, UCEC Director


Educational program evaluation is an instrumental tool for effective policy-shaping and decision-making. The UCLA site of the UCEC promotes the use of carefully conducted evaluation studies designed to improve social conditions. We provide comprehensive, rigorous training in the theory, methods, and practice of evaluation that encourages analytic thoughtfulness regardless of methodological orientation and consideration for the communities that are affected by decisions that result from applied studies. We are honored to participate in the UCEC partnership and look forward to the collaborative opportunities that it brings.

Christina A. Christie, UCEC Director
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Social Research Methodology Division
405 Hilgard Avenue – Moore Hall 2022B
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

310-825-0432 (Voice)