Instruction in Reproducible Research: Educational Outcomes


Hosted in collaboration with the Sheffield Methods Institute and the UK Reproducibility Network

About the Symposium

The 2021 TIER Spring Symposium will be a ten-part virtual event exploring the educational purposes of teaching students transparent and reproducible methods of quantitative data analysis. Taking a step back from the nuts and bolts of code and software, the Symposium will focus on the diverse ways in which teaching reproducible research methods can reinforce principles that are fundamental to higher education (e.g., the importance of reasoned argument based on verifiable evidence), and contribute to students' broad intellectual development (e.g., gaining confidence in their ability to independently generate meaningful insights into real and important issues).

Keynote presentations will be given by Nicole Janz (International Relations, University of Nottingham) and Nick Horton (Mathematics and Statistics, Amherst College)


Registration for the symposium is free.

Please register using this form so that we may send you a link to the Zoom sessions and updates as the agenda takes shape.

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The Symposium will consist of a mix of pre-recorded videos and live discussions via Zoom.

Each speaker will pre-record a presentation of about 45 minutes in length. The videos will be posted on each event page and emailed to registrants for you to watch at your convenience.

View the uploaded presentations here:

About a week after each video is posted, there will be a live, one-hour Zoom meeting, during which a discussant makes remarks about the video presentation, the speaker responds, and then the floor is open for questions and comments from participants.

Discussion Dates:

These live discussions will take place at 4:00 pm local time to the UK. Due to variations in daylight savings, this means that the time of the presentation in the United States will be either 11:00 am or 12:00 pm Eastern*, depending on the date.

  • March 5, 11 am Eastern / 4pm UK
  • March 12, 11 am Eastern / 4pm UK
  • March 19*, 12 pm Eastern / 4pm UK
  • March 26*, 12 pm Eastern / 4pm UK
  • April 16, 11 am Eastern / 4pm UK
  • April 23, 11 am Eastern / 4pm UK
  • April 30, 11 am Eastern / 4pm UK
  • May 7, 11 am Eastern / 4pm UK
  • May 14, 11 am Eastern / 4pm UK
  • May 21, 11 am Eastern / 4pm UK

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