Sign-up for Oct & Nov bushel workshops.

Update (4 Nov 2021): we’re now fully subscribed for all our workshops! Thank you to everyone who has signed up!

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You can now sign-up for one of our workshops! Jump straight to form.

  • 21-28 September – Criminology, Political Science, Public administration (government and law) & Sociology (35-40 participants, limited spots available)
    • Looking for participants in EU, North America time zones
  • 19-26 October – Economics, Management & Marketing – There are ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT for any New Zealand-based participants
    • In partnership with UCMeta in Canterbury (NZ). This workshop will be open to Australia, New Zealand and all Asian countries.
  • 18-25 November – Criminology, Economics, Education, Government & law, Management, Marketing Political Science & Sociology (100 participants)
    • In partnership with aimos2021 conference. This workshop will be open to a global participant pool.

New to workshops? Here’s what to expect.

A bit about the repliCATS project
Based at the University of Melbourne, the repliCATS project team are part of a wider program called SCORE funded by DARPA. We are excited about reimagining peer review as a structured deliberation process. We’re testing this by crowdsourcing expert judgements about the credibility of published research in eight social science disciplines – criminology, education, economics, marketing, management, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology.

repliCATS workshops – get paid to do post-publication peer review!
In workshops you will be asked to evaluate the credibility of two to three published papers within your domain expertise. We use a structured group deliberation approach called the IDEA protocol on a custom-built web-based platform which means you can participate from anywhere in the world! Working in small groups, you will be asked to evaluate papers across a number of credibility signals – from its comprehensibility, to its replicability, robustness and transparency.

Participants will first make private judgements about the paper, and then get to review and discuss their group’s responses before submitting their final judgements. For these workshops, we’ll group you by compatible time zones, and each group will have its own facilitator who will guide you through a short virtual discussion.

All participants are eligible for a US$200 assessment grant.

All bushel workshops are virtual, and your participation is supported by an assessment grant of US$200.

The workshops run for a period of a week (for your timezone), and during that time you’ll be asked to assess 2-3 bushel papers. You’ll work in small groups of 4-6 people, each with a dedicated facilitator.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Before kick-off – you’ll get invited to the workshop slack space, receive your repliCATS platform sign-up details, be introduced to your group members & facilitator, and confirm your banking details so we can pay you the US$200 grants! (30-40 mins)
  • Day 1 – workshop kick-off & introduction session to get your started (45 mins, recorded)
  • Day 1-5 – complete your round 1 judgements (~2-2.5 hours)
  • Day 6 or 7 – group discussion and submit your round 2 judgements (~1-1.5 hours). Group facilitators will contact you to schedule a synchronous virtual discussion at a time that suits your group.

For more information and to sign-up use the form below:

2 thoughts on “Sign-up for Oct & Nov bushel workshops.

  1. Looking forward to it. I learned quite a bit, and enjoyably so, from the live telecon with the team I was on in the previous workshop.

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