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    CPSA Students Caucus Meeting

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Workshop: The Official Languages Act at 50
    Le 50e anniversaire de la Loi sur les langues officielles

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Reception: Department of Political Science
    University of British Columbia

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Canadian Political Science Association
    2019 Annual Conference Programme


    Hosted at the University of British Columbia
    Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
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    Presidential Address:
    François Rocher, CPSA President

    Life and Death of an Issue:
    Canadian Political Science and
    Quebec Politics

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm
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    Keynote: UBCIC Grand
    Chief Stewart Phillip

    Asserting Indigenous
    Title and Rights in 2019

    Location: CIRS 1250
    June 04, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm
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    Keynote Speaker: Wendy Brown
    In the Ruins of Neoliberalism:
    Our Predicaments:
    the Rise of Anti-democratic
    Politics in the West

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 02:00pm to 03:30pm
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    Keynote Speaker: Roland Paris
    Canada Alone?
    Surviving in a Meaner World

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Political Behaviour/Sociology

F05(b) - Roundtable (Workshop 12) - Experiments in Political Science: Past, Present, and Future

Date: Jun 4 | Time: 01:30pm to 03:00pm | Location: SWING 310

Sponsor / Commanditaire : The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy

Chair/Président/Présidente : Eline de Rooij (Simon Fraser University)

Donald P. Green (Columbia University)
Valérie-Anne Mahéo (Université de Montréal)

Abstract: Recent decades have seen a dramatic growth in the number of experiments conducted in political science. In part, this trend reflects technological changes that have reduced the real cost of conducting surveys with experimental variations or accessing large pools of subjects via online labor markets. The advent of experimental research also reflects a profound change in scholarly objectives, notably the "credibility revolution" that has swept the social sciences and focused new attention on the challenges of establishing causation. Increasing demands for credible demonstrations of cause-and-effect have led researchers to conduct experiments unobtrusively in real-world settings, thereby reducing (though not eliminating) the need to extrapolate from the experimental setting to the treatments, subjects, and outcomes of theoretical interest. As experimental research in political science has matured, the range of scholarly questions that are investigated in real-world settings has expanded beyond initial studies of electoral behavior in the United States to non-electoral behavior, elite behavior, and institutional design in a wide variety of countries. The resulting growth in reliable evidence has propelled stalled theoretical debates and brought about unprecedented cross-fertilization across social science disciplines. This Roundtable is sponsored by the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP)

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