Nov 8, 2015  |  London

Research Reproducibility: Hands-on Experience with Replication

Through this session at MozFest 2015, we provide an opportunity to reproduce the results of a prominent academic publication. The goal of our workshop would be for attendees to be able to find a suitable publication, locate and download the original data from the Internet, reproduce the original results, and extend the analysis to probe the robustness of the published findings. This would require that the participants have some statistical knowledge, as well as programming ability (R preferably, since it is available free, but also possibly Stata, SPSS, SAS, etc. if students have that software themselves). However, by using a relatively simple randomized trial (such as “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal?” by Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan, 2004 just to name one possible example) on an important and easily understood topic (racial discrimination in employment), and by having attendees work in small groups, even beginners should be able to benefit.

Sep 1, 2015  –  Sep 2, 2015  |  Nairobi

Research Governance and Management Workshop

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) has created a tailor made research governance and management workshop aimed at equipping university and organizations research leaders with skills to diagnose institutional research governance processes and to find ways or strengthen their institutions’ research structures. The research governance and management workshop offers you an opportunity to interact with top African Scientists and network with other research leaders from academic and research institutions as well as government agencies and organizations implementing development programs. The workshop will be facilitated by senior researchers from APHRC, Deputy Commission Secretary, Quality Audit and Standards Division at the Commission of University Education University, (CUE) Kenya and Project Scientist at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), University of California, USA.