In this course we pursue two goals. First, students will replicate an empirical study. The replication is based on a single target article (see reference list). In the ‘Project Seminar Experimental Replication’ students will form teams and plan an empirical replication study. This includes designing a procedure and engaging in constructive discussions with fellow students in class.
Students provide feedback on each team’s outlined research plan. Teams run both a pilot study and as well as the actual study with a small sample of participants. Students will be exposed to all levels and processes of planning, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting an empirical study.The second goal is the solicitation of the statistical concepts and competences in R acquired in the first semester. Here students will analyze data sets and replcicate the analyses of original research articles. While the ‘Training Seminar’ focuses on the statistical concepts and covers the basic steps in R, the ‘Practice course’ provides students with in-depth background knowledge to successfully complete the assignments.
In addition, students have the opportunity to receive individual feedback on their assignments from the instructors.