LDI Replication Project (Summer 2017) looking for undergraduate researchers

This position has been filled.

We are looking for up to 4 students to work on the LDI replication project in the Summer of 2017 as undergraduate research interns.

Work description

Team members will access journal websites and analyze the materials provided by article authors on how to replicate the article results. The provided materials and instructions will be assessed using a checklist. The instructions will be followed (if possible), and success or failure to (i) perform the analysis (ii) replicate the authors’ results will be documented. Team work is encouraged, and activity will be supervised by graduate student or faculty member.


Summer 2017 (June 1-August 15, 2016)

Necessary qualifications

Some experience with Stata, SAS, R, Matlab as an undergraduate assistant or in previous work is critical. Having taken one of the CISER workshops, as well as experience with Subversion or Git, are assets.


Attendance at a training session on May 24, 25, or 26, 2017 is compulsory.


Presence on campus is not required for the actual work (all computer work will be performed on remotely accessible servers at CISER and ECCO), but besides occasional absences, students must be available for most of the summer. Weekly attendance of a coordination meeting is required, occasional absences (and participation by videoconference) is acceptable. Work will be coordinated through a Subversion repository. Presence on campus for a final workgroup meeting in early August (just before classes start) is strongly suggested.