Sawyer Seminar Workshop: "Field Experiments in Policy and Social Justice" by Nathan Matias
Friday, January 29, 2016
Experimental methods are powerful tools for monitoring, explaining, and evaluating interventions in government policy and social justice. At the same time, the ethics of large-scale social experiments are under fire more than ever before. In this workshop held in the gym, we will run an actual experiment, estimate the effect of our policy idea, and hold a debate about whether we want to change policy based on the results of our experiment. For more details, see blog posts below. Bring your laptop if you have one.
Matias, J.N. Monitoring, planning, and intervening: field experiments and social justice [http://bit.ly/1RILV6E]
Matias, J.N. The Cornhole Experiment: A workshop for teaching randomized trials [http://bit.ly/1TjZnh2]