MOOC: Transparent and Open Social Science Research

Demand is growing for evidence-based policy making, but there is also growing recognition in the social science community that limited transparency and openness in research have contributed to widespread problems. With this course, you can explore the causes of limited transparency in social science research, as well as tools to make your own work more open and reproducible.

This is a 5-week course based on a graduate level course taught by BITSS Faculty Director Ted Miguel at UC Berkeley. Find all materials for each week below.

Week 1: Introduction to Research Transparency and Reproducibility

Week 2: Publication Bias

Week 3: Pre-Registration, Pre-Analysis Plans, and Meta-Analysis

Week 4: Replication and Open Data

Week 5: Transparent Data Visualization and Looking Forward