Joshua Kalla BITSS CatalystPolitical Science

Joshua Kalla is a political science Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, where he uses randomized controlled trials to study how voters and politicians make the decisions they do. Along with David Broockman and Peter Aronow, Joshua helped discover the statistical irregularities that led to a retraction of a prominent paper on a door-to-door canvassing program’s effect on support for marriage equality. This experience has led Joshua to better understand the importance of transparent social science research. As a BITSS Catalyst, Joshua is excited to help promote best practices in research transparency.