We are happy to announce the Synapse Lab Seminar for UiS researchers interested in randomized controlled trials.
The seminar will take place every second Friday from 11:30-12:30 (unless otherwise stated).
We are currently planning for virtual talks, however this might be subject to change.
Topics and dates
15.01.2021: Sule Alan, European University Institute, Florence
Social Exclusion and Ethnic Segregation in Schools: The Role of Teacher's Ethnic Prejudice
29.01.2021: Simon Andersen, Aarhus University
Topic: Implementing Educational Interventions at Scale
12.02.2021: Fabian Kosse, LMU Munich
Prosociality and Competition
26.02.2021: Geir Kåre Resaland, Høgskulen på Vestlandet
School-based RCTs in Norway
12.03.2021: Neil Humphrey, University of Manchester
Education on trial: A critical appraisal of the use of RCTs in school-based research.
26.03.2021: Mira Fischer, WZB Berlin
Investigating the Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Academic Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
08.04.2021*: Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago
*NB: Day and time: Thursday at 1600-1700.
23.04.2021: John Antonakis, HEC Lausanne
"Just Words? Just Speeches?” On the Economic Value of Charismatic Leadership
07.05.2021*: Matthew Kraft, Brown University
*NB: The seminar will take place at 15.00.
20.05.2021*: David Yeager, The University of Texas at Austin
Taking heterogeneity in behavioral interventions seriously: Early evidence from the Texas Mindset Initiative.
*NB: Day and time: Thursday at 1530-1630.
The list will be updated.
Dates, speakers and topics may be subject to change.
Synapse Lab develops and investigates interventions for promoting motivation and learning in education and work life.
Our researchers are motivated by the need for evidence based policy making and organizational change. We work in close collaboration with educators, businesses and organizations.
We utilize rigorous experimental methodology combined with registry data, and connect researchers from different disciplines. As a result, we create mutually beneficial collaborations between researchers and educators, businesses and organizations.