This course aims to introduce students and researchers in the social sciences to oTree, a leading framework based on Python to develop and administer experiments in the social sciences.
The course does assume a basic understanding of experimental methodology in the social sciences.
Participants will be provided with the necessary knowledge to program experiments of simple complexity in oTree and to administer them over the internet. Participants will also be given the opportunity to discuss specific programming issues encountered during the development of their own projects with the course’s instructor.
The course is open to a maximum of 60 participants.
CESS Postdoctoral Researcher and Lead Programmer
The course has an intense format and is organised as follows: 24h of live teaching (30h including the primer sessions), split in 8 (10) bi-weekly sessions of 3h each; one office hour per week in groups of max 5 participants; small programming assignments in-between live classes.
The course will be taught using the Zoom app.
All classes will be recorded and made available to the participants.
The course will run from 05/03/2024 to 05/04/2024.
The primer sessions will run on Tuesday 5th and Friday 8th of March.
Class times: Tuesdays and Fridays, 14:00 – 17:00 (UTC).
The course will focus on oTree’s latest version and will cover all the fundamental components of developing an experimental study in oTree.
The content will be covered following a project-oriented approach, where each topic will be used to develop a predefined experimental design that will be shared at the beginning of the course.
During the course, participants will make a balance use of both oTree Studio (the dedicated web platform to develop oTree experiments using a point-and-click interface) and a text editor to develop the course project.
The course content will include (but will not be limited to) the following topics:
(The course content might be subject to small variations).
Oxford affiliated: £180 (£230 with primer classes)
Others: £220 (£280 with primer classes)
For queries related to the event, please contact Melanie Sawers at email@example.com.