The University of Iowa

Ariel M. Aloe, Ph.D.

Ariel M. Aloe
Associate Professor

Ariel M. Aloe is a faculty member in the Educational Measurement and Statistics program in the University of Iowa College of Education. He is also the assistant director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment (CASMA) at the University of Iowa. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Aloe was a faculty member in University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education and University of Northern Iowa College of Education.

Dr. Aloe’s research interests include developing and evaluating methods to assess evidence, in particular systematic reviews and meta-analyses methodology. He has authored or coauthored over a dozen each of meta-analyses and methodological manuscripts. He serves on the editorial boards of the Review of Educational Research and Research Synthesis Methods. He teaches courses in statistics, design of experiments, causal inference with observational data, and meta-analysis. In 2017, Dr. Aloe received the Thomas N. Urban Research Award from the Iowa Academy of Education. He is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in the United States since 2000.

Recent Blog Posts

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Technically Speaking: What is Causal Inference and Why is it Important?

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