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Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research) is an initiative that promotes training in open and transparent methods of quantitative research in the undergraduate and graduate curricula across all the social sciences.
The Project anticipates awarding three or four TIER Faculty Fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. Fellows will collaborate with TIER leadership and work independently to develop and disseminate transparent research methods that are suitable for adoption by students writing theses, dissertations or other supervised papers, or that can be incorporated into classes in which students conduct quantitative research.
The period of the Fellowships will be from June 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000.
Applications are due April 19, 2015. Early inquiries and expressions of interest are encouraged. To learn more and apply, visit http://www.haverford.edu/TIER/opportunities/fellowships_2015-16.php.
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.
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
BITSS is pleased to announce its 3rd annual meeting (December 11-12 – Berkeley, CA).
This year’s research transparency meeting will be the first to be open to the public and is anticipated to be the largest BITSS event to date. The event will act to update the academic community of the growing movement for greater openness in research and as a forum to discuss a variety of transparency related issues such as changing journal practices, novel evidence of publication bias and burgeoning related initiatives.
The gathering will cater to a range of guests from seasoned transparency experts to new supporters of the transparency movement. As such the event will consist of a variety of activities including a collaborative training session geared towards disseminating new tools, a public conference with presentations from transparency leaders, and a research seminar showcasing the latest developments in the world of research transparency.
Confirmed speakers include Edward Miguel (CEGA’s Faculty Director), John Ioannidis from Stanford School of Medicine, Victoria Stodden from the University of Illinois and Brian Nosek from the Center for Open Science.
All the material from our summer institute in transparency practices for empirical research is now accessible on our training page.
This weeklong workshop provides an overview of the latest trends in the shift towards increased transparency, combining presentations on conceptual issues in current research practices with hands-on training on emerging tools and approaches to further openness and integrity.
A total of 32 graduate students and junior faculty attended the first workshop, held at UC Berkeley from June 2 to 6, 2014.
In the coming months, we plan to revamp the BITSS website to offer a curated list of transparency tools and resources. We will also start designing online training material available to the global research community as well as a manual of best practices in time for next year’s institute.