The 3rd Barcelona-Gothenburg-Bergen Workshop on Experimental Political Science

May 15, 2017
The 3rd Barcelona-Gothenburg-Bergen Workshop on Experimental Political Science

The workshop that brings together researchers who use experimental methodology to address political phenomena was in April 2017 at the University of Bergen. The workshop accomodated 15 presentations over two days, plus a keynote lecture.

26 persons were gathered in Bergen to discuss experimental methodology in political science, the 24th and 25th of April 2017. Several papers were presented, on themes like social identity, legitimacy of referendums and ethnic politics.

Diana Mutz held a keynote lecture, titled "My country first". Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication, Director, Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics, University of Pennsylvania. In her talk, she addressed the relationship between positive feelings toward one's home nation and attitudes toward international trade. She used findings that combines representative surveys and survey-experimental data from the United States and Canada.

Diana Mutz, keynote speaker.

The workshop was a successful event that led to fruitful discussions, and more cooperation in the future. Following these two days of workshop there was a PhD-course on survey experiments, gathering 30 PhD-students learning about design and data analysis of survey experiments by Mike Tomz from Stanford University, and Endre Tvinnereim from UniResearch Rokkan Centre.

PhD-course in experimental methods
PhD-students listening to Mike Tomz.

A very good week for us at DIGSSCORE, with interesting discussions on experimental methodology at every corner of our facilities.