Friday, October 12, 2018
Cloister Club, Ida Noyes Hall
University of Chicago
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Organized by Paul Poast, Political Science, University of Chicago

Conversations about transparency and reproducibility of scientific research are taking place across academia. In the social sciences, some of these conversations are motivated by controversy, while others are driven by more mundane concerns about routine scientific practice and the nature of accumulating evidence. Regardless of the motivation, these conversations tend to take place within disciplinary enclaves or even narrower sub-fields.   Therefore, this conference will seek to help participants better understand the contours of these debates, the solutions under consideration, and the possible negative consequences of those solutions. The conference is designed to be: 1) interdisciplinary, 2) geared towards empirically oriented scholars working in the social sciences, broadly defined, and 3) methodologically inclusive (e.g., ethnographers, historians, quantitative scholars, etc.).

9:00-9:15   Welcome

Keynote Address: Title TBA
Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics & Political Science, Columbia University

10:20-10:45   Coffee Break

Panel: Is There a Crisis?
Colin Elman, Syracuse, Political Science
Kristen Monroe, UC-Irvine, Political Science
Blake McShane, Northwestern University, Kellogg
Howard Nusbaum, University of Chicago, Psychology
Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago, Psychology
Jukka Savolainen, University of Michigan, ICPSR

12pm-1pm   Lunch

Three Transparency Tutorials
Panelists: TBA

2:15-2:40   Coffee Break with Sweets

Journal Editors’ Panel
Elisabeth Clemens, American Journal of Sociology
Dolores Albarracin, Psychological Bulletin
Paul Huth, Journal of Conflict Resolution
Jennifer Richler, Nature
Jan Leighley, American Journal of Political Science & The Journal of Politics

4:00-5:15   Reception and Poster Session
5:15-5:30   Poster Awards Announced