LDI Replication project hiring Undergraduate Data Editors
Please see the job posting here.
We are looking for up to 10 students to work on the LDI-based AEA Data Editor team as undergraduate research interns.
Contact: Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning "LDI Replication Project".
Remuneration: An hourly rate commensurate with experience will be offered. $12.00 per hour, approximately 10 hours per week.
Goal: Ensure that supplementary materials for articles in a journal with a replication policy are (a) accessible (b) reproduce the intended results, document results and findings.
The American Economic Association (AEA) monitors compliance with its Data and Code Availability through the work of the AEA Data Editor. Team members will access pre-publication materials provided by authors, and validate the ability of these materials to reproduce the results published in the manuscript or article. The provided materials and instructions will be assessed using a checklist. Authors’ instructions will be followed (if possible), and success or failure to (i) perform the analysis (ii) replicate the authors' results will be documented. Other related activities, such as literature search or tabulation of results, may also be assigned. Team work is encouraged, and activity will be supervised by graduate student or faculty member. Team members must be at ease working in various computer environments (Windows Remote Desktop, local laptops) and software tools (statistical software, Git). This is ongoing work, and conditional on satisfactory work, renewal for subsequent summer or fall terms is possible and desirable.
Open. Student status with Cornell is required.
Attendance on campus for a series of three 2-hour training sessions, October 28-October 30th after classes, is compulsory. Weekly attendance of a coordination meeting is required
Day-to-day presence on campus is not required for the actual work (all computer work will be performed on remotely accessible servers). Occasional absences (and participation by videoconference) is acceptable, but should be an exception.