PhD Course on field experiments in education

By Vilde Blomhoff Pedersen

6 August 2018 13:55

PhD Course on field experiments in education

On Monday 6th august, the PhD Course on field experiments in education taught by Karthik Muralidharan (UC San Diego) started at FAIR. Over 20 PhD students and other academics attended.

Karthik Muralidharan teaching the PhD Course on field experiments in education.

Research on the formation of human capital has been transformed by the rapid increase in the feasibility and prevalence of field experiments over the past two decades. Focusing on such experiments in developing countries, this course provided a practical toolkit on design, implementation, measurement and data collection, analysis, and interpretation of field experiments in education. 

Student presentation by Kajsa Hansson, PhD-student at the JEDI Lab at Linköping University

There were lectures on the topics of background and key tools for conducting field experiments, a walk-through of an experiment from start to finish, the demand side interventions, school and student inputs, pedagogy, school governance, and conducting high-quality experiments in education.

The traditional Stoltzen hike, with the typical Bergen weather.

The course lasted from Monday 6th of august, to Thursday 9th of august, with the traditional Stoltzen hike on Tuesday, a social gathering on Monday and a course dinner on Thursday.

Read about Muralidharan

More information on the course in the NHH calendar

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