Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Economics) is pleased to announce its newly-established Advisory Board. The advisors – George Alter (ICPSR), J. Scott Long (Indiana University), Victoria Stodden (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Justin Wolfers (Peterson Institute/University of Michigan) – will help project directors Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros consider ways of developing and promoting the TIER protocol for documenting empirical research.
The guiding principle behind the protocol is that the documentation (data, code, and supplementary information) should be complete and transparent enough to allow an interested third party to easily and exactly reproduce all the steps of data management and analysis that led from the original data files to the results reported in the paper. The ultimate goal of Project TIER is to foster development of a national network of educators committed to integrating methods of empirical research documentation, guided by the principle of transparency, into the curricula of the social sciences.
Project TIER is generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Visit the Project TIER web site and follow us on Twitter @Project_TIER to learn more.
About the Author: Richard Ball is Associate Professor of Economics at Haverford College. As an undergraduate he majored in African studies and cultural anthropology at Williams College, and spent his junior year as a visiting student at N’jala University College, Sierra Leone. After college he worked in Chad for the development and relief agency CARE. He completed an M.Sc. in agricultural economics at Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics at UC Berkeley.
About the Author: Norm Medeiros is Associate Librarian for Collection Management and Metadata Services at Haverford College. Along with serving as co-Director for Project TIER, he is the 2015-2016 President of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and his MLS from the University of Rhode Island.