TIER Director Norm Medeiros presented at the ICPSR webinar, "Joining Forces to Promote Research Transparency," which was held on October 2, 2018. Norm was joined by Florio Arguillas, a 2017-18 TIER Fellow and Research Associate at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER), and Harrison Dekker, Data Services Librarian at the University of Rhode Island.
A session titled "Openness and Integrity in Methods Teaching and Research," featuring four talks by friends and associates of Project TIER: Caroline Curvale and Gustavo Pérez (FLACSO Ecuador), Richard Ball (Haverford College), Jan Höffler (ReplicationWiki) and Matt Ingram (SUNY Albany).
This workshop, presented by Project TIER Advisor Scott Long, University of Indiana, considered the entire process of research from and presented a workflow that is guided by the demands of producing reproducible and accurate results while working as quickly and efficiently as possible. Using this approach, your work goes faster, your findings are more trustworthy, and your results are reproducible. The course focused on strategies and rules that work with Stata, R, SPSS, SAS or any statistical package.
The outgoing 2017-18 TIER Fellows and the incoming 2018-19 cohort gathered to discuss strategies for implementing transparent teaching methods at their home institutions, and to promote such work to colleagues in the greater academic community.
This session featured four talks by friends and associates of Project TIER: Emily Marshall and Tony Underwood (Dickinson College), David Vera (Cal State Fresno), Elise Wang Sonne (United Nations University, the Netherlands), and Richard Ball (Haverford College).
Project TIER Director Norm Medeiros participated in a panel presentation on collaborations to promote research transparency. Slides from his talk, entitled "Trickle Up Transparency," are available here.
This full-day workshop presented several workflows and tools for conducting and documenting quantitative research to ensure transparency and reproducibility of the data processing and analysis that underlie reported statistical results. There was particular emphasis on strategies instructors can use to integrate these methods into their classes and advising, so that students are immersed in principles and practices of transparency early in their research training.
Florio Orocio Arguillas, 2017-18 TIER Faculty Fellow, was a presenter at "Curating for Reproducibility: Producing High Quality Data and Code for Transparent and Reproducible Research," a half-day workshop that taught participants practical strategies for curating research materials for reproducibility. The workshop was based on the data quality review, a framework for helping ensure that research data are well documented and usable and that code executes properly and reproduces analytic results.
This workshop introduced participants to the TIER Protocol for replicable empirical research and other tools for research transparency. It was attended by faculty members interested in teaching students at their own institutions to adopt transparent and reproducible methods in the statistical work they do for senior theses, other independent research projects, class papers, and exercises.
Robert Calin-Jageman, Associate Professor of Psychology at Dominican University, organized a two-hour Professional Development Workshop titled "Improving Your Science: Sample-size Planning, Pre-Registration, and Reproducible Data Analysis." Presenters included Calin-Jageman, David Mellor (Program Manager at the Center for Open Science), and Richard Ball (Project TIER). Richard's slides are available here. Slides from all presenters are available at on the Open Science Framework.
Norm Medeiros and Richard Ball gave a talk titled "From Open Access to Open Science: Enhancing Transparency and Reproducibility in Social Science Research." Slides from the event are available here.
This session was organized, and included presentations, by Richard Ball (Professor of Economics at Haverford College, and Director of Project TIER), Simon Halliday (Assistant Professor of Economics at Smith College, and 2016-17 TIER Faculty Fellow), and Michael O'Hara (Assistant Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University, and 2015-16 TIER Faculty Fellow).
This workshop was led by Richard Ball (Professor of Economics at Haverford College, and Director of Project TIER) and Tomas Dvorak (Professor of Economics at Union College, and 2015-16 TIER Faculty Fellow). Read the workshop announcement. Slides from the first day of the workshop are available here.
This event was part of the 2018 Blalock Lecture Series at the ICPSR Summer Program. It included presentations by Arthur Lupia (Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Open Science), William Jacoby (Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University, and editor of the American Journal of Political Science), and Richard Ball (Professor of Economics at Haverford College, and Director of Project TIER).
Project TIER Advisor J. Scott Long held a week-long workshop at the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Science Research. The workshop demonstrated how to develop a workflow that is guided by the demands of producing reproducible and accurate statistical results while working as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The outgoing 2016-17 TIER Fellows and the incoming 2017-18 cohort gathered to discuss strategies for implementing transparent teaching methods at their home institutions, and to promote such work to colleagues in the greater academic community.
Project TIER Director Norm Medeiros gave a keynote talk entitled, "Promoting Open Science Throughout the Research Lifecycle: The Integrative Role of Libraries," which highlighted the ways in which academic librarians can promote open science activities in support of faculty and student research.
Simon Halliday (2016-17 TIER Fellow) organized a session titled "Efficient Empiricism: Streamlining Teaching, Research and Learning in Empirical Courses." In addition to Simon, presentations were given by Tomas Dvorak (2015-16 TIER Fellow), Michael O'Hara (2015-16 TIER Fellow), and Aaron Swoboda (2016-17 TIER Fellow).
This full-day workshop introduced participants to the TIER protocol for replicable empirical research. It was intended for faculty members interested in teaching their own students to follow this protocol to document the statistical work they do for senior theses, other independent research projects, or papers written for classes.