WSC Workshop Goals and Overview

Workshop Goals

  • Provide researchers with state-of-the-art tools for designing, implementing, and analyzing their own within-study comparisons (WSCs)
  • Help researchers plan higher quality (and more internally valid) WSCs
  • Provide general education and background knowledge on WSCs for researchers interested in methodology


Workshop materials will be presented through a series of lectures and discussions of past within-study comparisons (WSCs). See the reference list for some of the WSCs that will be discussed. In addition, attendees will work in small groups of two to five people to design their own WSCs on topics of mutual substantive and methodological interest. At the end of the week, groups will present their WSC protocols to the workshop for feedback and comments.

It is hoped that some participants will implement the WSCs that they designed at the workshop.