In this webinar, Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros described the "soup to nuts" research documentation protocol they teach to their students, and presented an example of the documentation an economics major in the class of 2013 assembled for his senior thesis. They discussed the faculty workshop they hosted on October 18-19.
Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros gave a talk titled "Teaching Good Research Practice: Documentation and Replicability."
This day-long workshop is aimed at instructors of statistical methods courses in any of the social sciences. Faculty from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges, as well as from other colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area, took part. We demonstrated 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. We allowed time for discussion of broader conceptual and pedagogical issues related to documentation and replicability of empirical research.