The Centre for Experimental Social Science (CESS) is dedicated to all areas of experimental social science research. With centres located in Oxford (UK), Santiago (Chile) and Pune (India), 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.


Better late than never

CESS Researcher Roberto Cerina and Director Raymond Duch partnered with UCL Statistics Professor Gianluca Baio to test a novel methodology to estimate constituency-level results from publicly available individual level datasets and publicly available opinion polls. To this end, they produced estimates of vote shares and headline seats for the 2019 UK General Election.

Cross- Government Trial Advice Panel

Peer-Trial-ReviewDownload On the 13th of November Professor Raymond Duch gave a presentation on his research surrounding ‘Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel.’  The presentation explored the exciting future of TAP’s and their potential significance as a valuable public service following relatively small investment opportunities.

CESS hosted an experimental programming workshop

The Centre for Experimental Social Sciences hosted an experimental programming workshop taught by affiliated D. Phil student, Jonas Frey, on 8th-9th of October.

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Upcoming Events


Jane Conway

Jane Conway

Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse

Wed, 22nd Jan 2020

14:00 - 15:00

Understanding Individual Differences in Theory of Mind Using the ‘Mind-space’ Framework

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Horacio Larreguy

Horacio Larreguy

Harvard University

Joint event with Oxford's Department of Economics

Tue, 28th Jan 2020

12:30 - 14:00

Who Debates, Wins? At-Scale Experimental Evidence on Debate Participation in a Liberian Election

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Betram Vidgen

Betram Vidgen

Alan Turing Institute

Wed, 29th Jan 2020

14:00 - 15:00

Understanding Perceptions of Online Hate: Targets, Context and Subjectivity

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