2018 CESS/Essex Summer School – Introduction to experiments

  25/06/2018 - 06/07/2018

Course Info

The course covers the design, implementation, and analytic tools necessary for conducting social science experiments. Lectures will cover topics including causal inference and experimental design, econometric analysis of experimental data and topics related to lab, field and online experiments. Participants will also learn how to programme experiments (o-Tree / z-Tree), and how to work with subject recruitment software. All participants will be given the opportunity to present their own work and receive feedback from course lecturers and their peers.

Upon completion of the course participants should be able to (1) formulate research questions that can be addressed using experiments, (2) design and carry out experiments, and (3) analyse and interpret results from social sciences experiments.

The course is appropriate for participants from any discipline who expect to include experimental social research as part of their research agenda. It is also appropriate for participants who want to become informed consumers of experimental research scholarship.

Participants are required to pay a £1000 tuition fee for participation.

Interested participants can apply here: http://essexsummerschool.com/collaborators/oxford-nuffield-college

Course Location and Accommodation

The 2-week Introduction to Experiments course will be held at Nuffield College, CESS and the Social Science Department at University of Oxford. CESS has a fully-equipped experimental laboratory which will be an integral part of the Summer School instruction. Course lectures and lab session will be held at Nuffield College.

Accommodation is available from Oxford Colleges and also from Oxford area hotels and hostels, however the participants are responsible for arranging this individually. A number of accommodation options, including rooms in University of Oxford colleges are listed at the following links: https://www.universityrooms.com/en-GB/city/oxford/home, http://www.experienceoxfordshire.org

It is highly recommended that students book their accommodation as early as possible since College accommodation is in high demand during the summer period. Please also note that travel costs are not covered by the tuition fee. As with the accommodation participants have to make travel arrangements individually.