Skills Sessions

Skills sessions provide hands-on training for those interested in learning more or conducting their own experiments. They are open to all members of the Princeton community, and light refreshments will be provided.


Fall 2019 Skills Sessions

MTurk and Qualtrics

Presenters: Chaya Crowder and Elsa Voytas

Date/Time: October 7, 2019, 4:30-6pm

Location: Robertson 008

Details: This skill session will teach you how to use and integrate Qualtrics and MTurk. This will include how to conduct an original survey with embedded experimental manipulations, how to program experimental logic, and other details to help get your study up and running.


Experiments 101

Presenter: Elsa Voytas

Date/Time: November 11, 2019, 4:30-6pm

Location: Robertson 008

Details: This skills session will focus on some nuts and bolts of the experimental research process and will include information on topics such as creating and registering pre-analysis plans, recruiting and working with human subjects, and randomization. It will also review common problems experimentalists encounter and how to plan for them. The session will include application to a previously-conducted field experiment.


Spring 2019 Skills Sessions

Survey Experiments

Presenter: David Ribar

Date/Time: March 5, 2020, 4:30pm-6pm

Location: Fisher 200

Details: In this skills session, we'll discuss the "why", "what", and "how" of survey experiments! We'll cover the purpose of running a survey experiments, the different types of treatments you can use, and the logistics of fielding a survey experiment, along with other important topics. The session will use a set of existing survey experiments as running examples.


Conjoint Experiments and Analysis

Presenter: Nicole Kliewer

Date/Time: March 12, 2020, 4:30pm-6pm

Location: Fisher 200

Details: Conjoint experiments are a tool to disentangle the relative importance of numerous causal factors. They have been increasingly popular in political science as a way to study a range of topics such as candidate evaluations and immigration preferences. This skill session will introduce students and researchers to conjoints, including their background and usage in social sciences, implementation on survey software like Qualtrics, and a brief discussion of types of data analyses. The goal is to provide students with the basic tools for designing, implementing, and analyzing data from conjoint experiments.



Professor Cindy D. Kam Nuts and Bolts Session

Date/Time: March 25, 2020, 4:30-6pm

Location: TBD


Professor Diana Mutz Nuts and Bolts Session

Date/Time: May 1, 2020, 9:00am-10:30am

Location: TBD