Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros will demonstrate how Dataverse is used within their Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Economics) initiative to organize and showcase student work for transparency and reproducibility. Richard and Norm will discuss the prospect of extending Dataverse to serve as a resource for the Project TIER network of institutions and instructors.
The Project TIER Dataverse: Archiving and Sharing Replicable Student Research by Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros
The Project TIER Dataverse:
Archiving and Sharing Replicable Student Research
Richard Ball, Associate Professor of Economics
Norm Medeiros, Associate Librarian
Lightning talk for the Dataverse Community Meeting
Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Science
June 11, 2015
Project TIER is generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Developing protocols for documenting research that make it possible to replicate
statistical results easily and exactly
Teaching students to follow such protocols to document their own work:
Research papers for statistical methods classes
Theses and dissertations
Other independent projects
Disseminating methods of teaching transparent and replicable research to faculty at
More information is available at www.haverford.edu/TIER.
The Directory Structure of the TIER Documentation Protocol
Illustrated by a recent senior thesis:
Fox, Casey. “NBA Contracts and Recency Bias: An Investigation into
Irrationality in Performance Pay Markets.” Senior thesis in economics,
Haverford College, 2015.
Thesis and complete replication documentation available at: