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 Nankai (China), 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.


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).

Political Analysis journal publishes CESS research paper

The paper titled “Multi-Modes for Detecting Experimental Measurement Error” was published in the Political Analysis journal, April 2020 issue.

CESS Postdoctoral Research Officer will present his paper at Loughborough University

Loughborough University have invited CESS Postdoctoral Research Officer, Noah Bacine to present his paper entitled “Disrupting Gender Norms with Incentives” this Wednesday, 25th February.

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Hybrid Interactive Training – Applied Research Methods

Hybrid Interactive Training – Applied Research Methods

03/08/2020 - 07/08/2020

While the Applied Research course cannot run in its traditional format this year, we are able to offer this course in a live, interactive format that combines online and real-life exercises. We hope this will provide many of you with the opportunity to continue your training this coming summer.

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