May 23, 2017  |  Recife, Pernambuco

Reproducibility and Transparency in the Social Sciences, Recife, Brazil

BITSS Catalysts Dalson Britto and Rodrigo Lins will hold a one-day workshop at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil.

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00pm
Location: CFCH-Federal University of Pernambuco, 14th Floor Auditorium

The workshop seeks to offer participants, through a multidisciplinary perspective, understanding of the best practices for open and replicable social science research. Speakers include professionals with expertise in scientific transparency and there will be space for collaborative work and the practical training for the participants.

Topics will include:

  • Replication, reproducibility, and transparency
  • The importance of open data
  • Introduction to R software
  • Replication in comparative studies,
  • Introduction to the Open Science Framework (OSF)

Promoted by the Group of Methods of Research in Political Science (MPCP / UFPE), the workshop is aimed at professionals from different areas of knowledge, from political science to economics, as well as other related disciplines. In particular, the target audience is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as members of research funding agencies who are interested in applying the methods in their proposals.

About the Catalysts:

Dalson Britto is an Assistant Professor of political science at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Scientific Director of the Professional Master’s Program in Public Policy, and a current fellow of the Summer Program in Social Science (2015-2017). He was visiting scholar at Indiana University (Bloomington, 2014), William Mitchell College of Law (Saint Paul, 2011) and Wisconsin University (Madison, 2009).

Rodrigo Lins  is a PhD candidate in political science at the Federal University of Pernambuco. He currently studies democratization, democratic consolidation, and quantitative methods in political science.