Project TIER organized a paper session titled “Teaching Transparent and Replicable Methods of Empirical Research.” Speakers included TIER Faculty Fellows Tomas Dvorak and Michael O’Hara, Smith College economics faculty member Simon Halliday, Franklin and Marshall economics faculty member Stephen Nicar, and TIER co-director Richard Ball.
Project TIER co-director Richard Ball gave a day-long workshop for doctoral students in education and allied fields on efficient workflows for conducting and documenting reproducible empirical research.
Project TIER co-director Richard Ball and TIER Faculty Fellow Ben Baumer gave a day-long workshop for doctoral students in economics on efficient workflows for conducting and documenting reproducible empirical research.
Project TIER co-director Richard Ball and TIER Faculty Fellow Nathan Wright gave a presentation titled “Transparency and Reproducibility in Empirical Research: Principles and Practices,” for sociology graduate students writing second-year papers.
This workshop introduced participants to the TIER protocol for replicable empirical research. It are 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.
At a session on Issues in Education and in the Teaching Profession, TIER Faculty Fellow Nathan Wright presented a paper titled "Using Project TIER Protocols for Teaching Reproducibility of Research in Quantitative Methods Courses."
Project TIER co-director Richard Ball and TIER Faculty Fellow Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel gave a day-long workshop on efficient workflows for conducting and documenting reproducible empirical research.
Richard Ball gave a talk titled " 'Beyond the PDF' in Empirical Economic Research" at a session on "Replication in Economics.
A preliminary program for the complete conference is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/aea/2016conference/program/preliminary.php.
These workshops introduced participants to the TIER protocol for replicable empirical research. They are 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.
Michael O'Hara, Assistant Professor of Economics at Colgate University and a 2015-16 TIER Faculty Fellow, will present a paper titled "Reproducibility as a pedagogical strategy."
The 2015-2016 TIER Faculty Fellows 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.
Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros gave a presentation on their use of Dataverse within the TIER protocol.
A paper by Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros titled "Replicability of Empirical Research: Classroom Instruction and Professional Practice" will be presented at a session on "Promoting New Norms for Transparency and Integrity in Economic Research."
Richard Ball gave a workshop on the protocol to research faculty.
Charlotte Flynn presented a poster on methods for evaluating the effectiveness of research data services, using Project TIER as a case study. Charlotte is a doctoral student in Information Science and Technology at Syracuse University. She attended the TIER workshop held at Haverford College in October 2013.
Project TIER hosted a two-day workshop aimed at instructors of statistical methods courses in any of the social sciences. Attendees learned how to assemble documentation for a variety of projects, starting with a very simple case and then addressing a variety of challenges that commonly arise. Broader conceptual and pedagogical issues related to documentation and replicability of empirical research were discussed. Tools to assist in data management were demonstrated.
Richard Ball was a panelist at a session on "Education and Training."
Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros gave a talk entitled Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research: A Protocol for Documenting Data Management and Analysis. Their presentation described the protocol they developed for teaching students conducting empirical research to document their work in such a way that their results are completely reproducible and verifiable. The protocol prescribes the creation and organization of a set of data, command, and metadata files, and is guided by the principle that an independent researcher, using only the data and information contained in these files, should be able to replicate every step of the data management and analysis. They demonstrated how these files are described, preserved, and made accessible for replication by third-parties.