Best Practices of Openness for African Researchers and Research Transparency Workshops at Three Social Science Conferences Catalyst Training ProjectInterdisciplinary
Dief Reagen Nochi Faha Elise Wang Sonne
Locations: LSE-Africa Summit, London School of Economics, London, UK; Population Association of America, Chicago, IL; University of Dschang, Cameroon; UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, Netherlands
This project will communicate best practices for openness and reproducibility in research. We will hold a workshop for African researchers at the University of Dschang in Cameroon, focusing on sensitizing researchers to the necessity of avoiding academic research misconduct such as p-hacking, publication bias, and failure to replicate, but also on data management practices in Stata. A series of workshops will also be held for public policy graduate students, demographers, sociologists, economists, and public health professionals in the Netherlands, USA, and the UK. In addition to sensitizing researchers to the necessity of avoiding academic research misconduct and data management practices, these workshops will also include trainings on Github, the Open Science Framework, Project TIER, and Dynamic Documents using StatTag and Markdoc.
The first workshop “Research Transparency and Reproducibility in the Social Sciences” will be held on March 31, 2017 at the 2017 LSE Africa Summit Research Conference in London.