Join us MARCH 5th, Monday at noon in the Political Science department room 2069 for this exciting talk!
How can researchers detect discrimination? One way to do so is through an email audit study. In this talk, I will provide an introduction to conducting this type of experiment. Beginning with a brief history of the method, I will then illustrate its use by presenting the results of an audit study on religious discrimination in the American public school system. After highlighting several potential replication issues related to experiments like this, I will close by providing a step-by-step guide to conducting an audit study. This section of the talk will focus particularly on efficient code-based approaches to implementation and collecting and coding outcome data.