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Conference on Laboratory Experiments in Political Science
The RIPS Lab sponsored a Conference on Laboratory Experiments in Political Science on May 5 and May 6, 2011. About twenty researchers from over a dozen universities met for two purposes: first, to discuss the creation of a Consortium for Laboratory Experiments in Political Science, and second, to share innovative work based on laboratory experiments. The Consortium for Laboratory Experiments in Political Science will serve as a clearinghouse for information about laboratory experimentation. It will compile descriptions of participating experimental labs, with the purpose of facilitating conversations and collaborations across labs. It will also provide a springboard for participating researchers to investigate the possibility of trading subjects and time with researchers at other experimental laboratories. Such trades would enhance the external generalizability of laboratory studies, by providing researchers with access to additional subject pools and opportunities to field replications or extensions of projects. In addition to discussing the Consortium, researchers also presented papers that focused on experimental design, multiple agent processes, implicit and automatic attitudes, cue-taking, and biology.
Click here to access the finalized program and the list of attendees.
Click here for the rationale for the consortium
For more information about the Consortium for Laboratory Experiments in Political Science, contact Cindy Kam.