The seventh annual meeting of the West Coast Experiments Conference will be held at Claremont Graduate University on Friday, May 9. The conference will be held in the Burkle Building, Room 16. The Burkle Building is located at 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont, CA 91711.
We encourage anyone with an interest in experiments to attend; graduate students are especially welcome, as well as those who are new to experimental research. The WCE conference is organized more as a methods "workshop" than as a venue to engage in subfield debates. Presenters focus on one or two methodological take away points of their experimental work. The goal is to give the audience applied, practical advice on methods and design in a way that will help them improve their own experimental research.
Lunch will be provided. If you would like to join the lunch, please indicate so in your RSVP, and please indicate if you need a vegetarian option.
To RSVP, please email us at: WCE2014register@gmail.com.
Session I (9 to 10:30, 45 minutes per talk)
Vince Hutchings (Michigan), "Can You Still Play the Race Card in the 21st Century? Revisiting the Influence of Explicit Racial Appeals"
Liz Zechmeister (Vanderbilt), “Experimental Research on Terrorist Threat in the Comparative Context”
Break (10:30 to 10:45)
Session II (10:45 to 11:30)
Jorge Barraza (Claremont Graduate University), “The Heart of the Story: Peripheral Physiology during Narrative Exposure Predicts Charitable Giving”
Lunch (11:30 to 12:30)
Lunch will be provided, please let us know if you need a vegetarian option.
Session II (12:45 to 3:15, 45 minutes for the papers, one hour for the training session)
Neil Malhotra (Stanford), "Publication Bias in Political Science: Using TESS Experiments to Unlock the File Drawer"
Thad Dunning (Berkeley), "Building State Capacity: Boosting Compliance through a Randomized Tax Holiday in Uruguay"
Johanna Cahoon (Center for Open Science/UVa), Training session on using the Open Science Framework
Break (3:15 to 3:30)
Session III (3:30 to 5:00, 45 minutes per talk)
Monica Capra (Claremont Graduate University), “Back to Basics: Attitudinal questions can predict pro-social behavior”
Nick Weller (USC), “Bugs vs. Gods: Thinking about how knowledge of network structure affects behavior”