Working with Experiments in the Social Sciences
June 16, 2023
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (EST)
Dr. Donald P. Green
J.W. Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Intended as a follow-up to Introducing Experiments in the Social Sciences, this workshop will pick up where participants left off in January. They will come to the workshop with a 2-3 page draft of an experimental design, which they will present to the seminar for feedback and discussion. In this session, Dr. Green will help participants through the various obstacles that may emerge when preparing and conducting experiments. He will also work with participants during this session on best approaches for experimental data analysis and best practices for writing up research results.
Presentations of research designs
Approaches to data analysis
Writing up the results
Readings & Resources
Green, Donald P. 2022. Social Science Experiments: A Hands-on Introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Audience & Prerequisites
Participants in this workshop should have attended the January session "Introducing Experiments in the Social Sciences" or have some experience conducting experiments. Each participant will be expected to come to the workshop with a 2-3 page draft of an experimental design. In some cases, participants may have already pilot tested an experimental design, in which case they should briefly summarize the preliminary results.