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Now Accepting Applications for Summer Institute

BITSS is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications to attend its 2015 Summer Institute.


This year’s workshop entitled “Transparency and Reproducibility Methods for Social Science Research” will be held in Berkeley, June 10-12. The intensive course will provide participants with a thorough overview of best practices for open, reproducible research, allowing them to remain in the vanguard of new scientific frontiers.

The 2014 Cohort of the BITSS Institute

The 2014 Cohort of the BITSS Institute

Topics covered include:

  • Ethics in Experimental Research
  • False-positives, P-hacking, P-curve, Power Analysis
  • Data Management & Statistical Analysis in R
  • Theory and Implementation of Pre-analysis Plans
  • Approaches to the Replication of Research
  • Meta-analyses: New Tools & Techniques
  • Next Steps in Changing Scientific Research Practices

Course details and registration instructions are available on the ICPSR Summer Program Portal. Application material must be submitted no later than April 5, 2015. Stipends for travel and accommodation will be available for a limited number of accepted participants.

Summer Institute Flyer

BITSS Summer Institute Flyer

Instructors will include:

  • Katherine E. Casey, Stanford University
  • Garret Christensen, University of California at Berkeley
  • Scott Desposato, University of California at San Diego
  • Eric Eich, University of British Columbia
  • Solomon Hsiang, University of California at Berkeley
  • Nicole Janz, University of Cambridge
  • Edward Miguel, University of California at Berkeley
  • Leif Nelson, University of California at Berkeley
  • Maya Petersen, University of California at Berkeley

1 Comment

  1. Andrew Kiptum Sergon says:

    Am interested in Data Management & Statistical Analysis in R but i wish i could be among the few people whose accommodation and travel is paid for

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