Online experiments – Quick? Cheap? Valid? A Conference on Online Experimental Research

What: Online experiments – Quick? Cheap? Valid? A Conference on Online Experimental Research

When: 6th – 7th November 2018

Where: University of Zurich, Zurich

Deadline for paper proposals: 31st August 2018



Online experiments – Quick? Cheap? Valid? A Conference on Online Experimental Research takes place in Zurich for the first time in November 2018. It provides a platform for the presentation of new advances and research concepts employing experimental methods in online settings. The conference will bring together established and junior researchers and scholars from across the social sciences with an interest in conducting experimental and behavioural research online.

Programme Overview

Day 1 will comprise of two practical workshops covering basic and advanced aspects related to the use of online experiments in social science research. Participants will benefit from the extensive knowledge and experience of Felix Bader (University of Mannheim) and Philipp Chapkovski (European University Institute Florence).

The first part of day 2 features spotlight talks by renowned scholars from the fields of sociology, psychology and economics:

During the second part of day 2, researchers will be given the opportunity to present their own ongoing research.

Target Audience

We invite researchers at all career stages from a wide range of scientific fields, including – but not limited to – anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology to join. We welcome both participants who would like to present their own research as well as those who would simply like to learn more about online experimental research (including master’s students) without their own contribution to the conference.

Conference Fee

There is no conference fee.

Registration and Call for Papers

If you would like to present your ongoing research in form of a talk or a poster, please submit a title and abstract to by 31st August 2018. We welcome substantial contributions employing online experiments as well as methodological papers on experimental design or analysis. Abstracts should include a brief description of the research questions, core methodological approaches and – if applicable – preliminary results. Presentations will be selected for oral presentation by blind review (no author names or affiliations should appear on the abstracts). Notification of acceptances will be sent by 15th September 2018.

If you would like to participate without a presentation, please also register via email ( until 31st August 2018 and provide us with your name, email address and academic affiliation. Please also state if you would like to join us for day 1, day 2, or both days.