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BITSS Annual Meeting 2015

Conference   |  past event  |  Dec 10 2015

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences will hold its 4th Annual Meeting at the University of California, Berkeley on December 10-11, 2015. The goal of the meeting is to bring together leaders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity across social science disciplines.

The 2015 BITSS Annual Meeting is co-sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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Thursday Morning (December 10)
9:30AM – 10:00AM

Setup and Workshop Registration

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Student Training Workshop:

Introduction to Research Transparency Software Tools and Methodology
Garret Christensen, BITSS/BIDS Project

Thursday Afternoon (December 10)
01:00PM – 01:30PM

Setup and Workshop Registration

01:30PM – 02:00PM

Introduction and Reflections on Progress Achieved

Edward Miguel, CEGA/BITSS Faculty Director, UC Berkeley

02:00PM – 02:30PM

Sturdiness of Regression Estimates

Ed Leamer, UCLA

02:30PM – 03:30PM


03:30PM – 04:30PM

Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science Recipients

Discussions from recipients of the 2015 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science with Ed Leamer and Bob Rosenthal

04:30PM – 05:00PM

Q&A Panel

Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley
Ed Leamer, UCLA
Skip Lupia, University of Michigan
Maya Peterson, UC Berkeley

05:00PM – 06:00PM


Friday Morning (December 11)
08:30AM – 9:00AM

Setup and Registration

9:00AM – 09:40AM – Research Seminar:

Institutional Re-Engineering of Ethical Discourse in STEM, with applications to authorship and data management

Kevin Esterling, UC Riverside

Dena Plemmons, UC San Diego

09:40AM – 10:20AM

Preregistration and Results Free Reviewing: A Live Fire Exercise in a Leading Political Science Journal
Mike Findley, UT Austin
10:20AM – 10:40AM – Break
10:40AM – 11:20AM
Weighted False Discovery Rate Approaches for Social Scientific Inference
Annie Franco, Stanford University
11:20AM – 12:00PM
What Scholars and Citizens Think of Experimental Ethics: Results of a Survey Experiment
Scott Desposato, UC San Diego
Friday Afternoon (December 11)
12:00PM – 1:00PM – Lunch Break
1:00PM – 2:00PM
SSMART Grantee Award Winner Presentations
02:00PM – 02:30PM
Open Discussion & Next Steps
Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley
Kevin Esterling, UC Riverside
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