The Centre for Experimental Social Science (CESS) is dedicated to all areas of experimental social science research. With dedicated diverse laboratory, virtual laboratory and online subject pools, CESS has an international reputation for the promotion and facilitation of laboratory, online and in the field experiments across all areas of the social sciences.


The Independent reports a work by CESS Researcher

CESS Researcher, Andrew Lewis, and co-authors have their work on Deepfake technology reported on by The Independent. They show that 1) people are not good at discerning quality deepfakes from genuine videos, and 2) even when warned 1 of the 5 videos they’ll see has been altered, the vast majority (78%) of people still cannot […]

Vacancies: Laboratory Assistants

In preparation for reopening our lab later this term, the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences in Oxford is looking for Lab Assistants to help ensure that our lab experiments are run as smoothly and safely as possible. The successful candidates will be working an average of 5-10 hours per week, earning an hourly salary of […]

Course on Experimental Methods for DPIR students

CESS Director Ray Duch and CESS affiliated graduate student Mats Ahrenshop are delivering a course on Experimental Methods to students at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR).

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Upcoming Events


Online oTree Course for Beginners – Summer 2022

Online oTree Course for Beginners – Summer 2022

30/06/2022 - 28/07/2022

As part of CESS’s continued commitment to the training and mentorship of junior experimentalists, we are excited to announce our next introductory course on oTree.

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Applied Research Methods – Summer Course 2022

Applied Research Methods – Summer Course 2022

15/08/2022 - 19/08/2022

Focussing on Hard-to-Reach populations, the course provides an introduction to research methods in conducting research, both qualitative and quantitative, on marginal, hidden and excluded population such as children, migrants, refugees and displaced people, sex workers, homeless, victims of conflicts or trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and drug users.

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