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What They Don’t Tell You About Experiments

Apr 11, 2017 05:00PM to 07:00PM
015 Robertson Hall
Restricted to Princeton University

This PRESS event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP), Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance


PRESS Princeton Research in Experimental Social Science

Are you thinking of conducting experimental research in the social sciences? 

There are plenty of accounts of successful experiments, many of which are published in top journals and read widely among consumers and producers of social science.

But these accounts are only part of the story. They make little or no mention of the stumbles along the way to success and how they were dealt with. But these stumbles can be tremendously informative - and we can learn from hearing about what went wrong, how it was handled, and how it can be avoided.

Come out to PRESS’s first ever “What They Don’t Tell You About Experiments” panel to hear first hand from experienced experimental researchers about confronting and addressing challenges throughout the research process.

Who will be there

  • Peter Loewen, Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto & Center for Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) Fellow 
  • Lucy Martin, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Global Studies at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill & Niehaus Fellow
  • Jake Shapiro, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton
  • Omar Wasow, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton

The panel will take place from 5-6 pm in Robertson 015 and will be followed by an informal happy hour to continue the information sharing over food and drink.