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July 29, 2008

Experimental Research Program Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall 2008

The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences is pleased to announce that its Research Experience Program (REP) is now accepting applications for Fall 2008. Launched in Fall 2007, REP works jointly with local community colleges to help Stanford faculty and graduate students do experimental social science research by providing access to human participants. Participating in REP gives researchers access to wider subject pools and is also an excellent opportunity for students at local community colleges to earn course credit at their institutions while gaining first-hand exposure to experimental research in the social sciences.

Since its inception, the program has achieved considerable success, growing to more than 20 researchers and a subject pool of about 150-200 students. According to Neil Malhotra, recent Stanford PhD graduate in political science who enters the GSB this fall as an assistant professor, “My REP grant was invaluable in improving the external validity of my research. Most importantly, REP provides researchers with a diverse pool of subjects that are more representative of the national population than traditional undergraduate subject pools. This allowed me not only to produce internally-valid findings via my design, but also results that could say something about human behavior more generally.”

Applications are due Friday August 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm and are available at: http://opinio.stanford.edu/opinio/s?s=957. Other deadlines for application in the 2008-2009 academic year include Friday, October 10, 2008 (for Winter 2009) and Friday, January 16, 2009 (for Spring 2009).

For more information about REP, visit the REP Web site at: rep.stanford.edu. The Stanford community section of the site is password protected, so to access information or if you have questions about the application process or the program itself, please direct them to this email address: research-exp-program@stanford.edu.

Posted by tanya at 04:19 PM