Yibing Li a principal researcher at AIR, has experience in education research and evaluation and specializes in research design and advanced quantitative methods. Her methodological specializes include randomized controlled trials and various quasi-experimental designs, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and longitudinal data analysis She directs and co-directs large scale research and evaluation projects funded by the Institute for Education Science, Administration for Children & Families, and the Office of Elementary & Secondary Education.
Dr. Li has broad content knowledge across early childhood and child development, youth development, social and emotional learning, and STEM education. She publishes extensively on student engagement, its impacts on academic achievement and its contextual antecedents. Her work on student engagement and child development has been presented at numerous national and international conferences and published as more than 20 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Developmental Psychology, Journal of Adolescence, Journal of School Psychology, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence.