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Behavioral Science in the Field: A New Model for Graduate Research Practicums
The Behavioral Science in the Field course, a collaboration between the MIT Governance Lab and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, uses an interdisciplinary approach to train graduate students from MIT, other U.S. universities, and universities in East Africa in cutting-edge behavioral science research. 

In this seminar, we will discuss lessons from the course pilot held in Kenya in early 2020, including progress on our key pedagogical outcomes: to test and iterate a new practicum model for students to complete a full research cycle (from ideation to field testing and data collection and analysis); to encourage innovative thinking beyond disciplinary boundaries; to provide U.S.-based students with substantive intellectual engagement with their African counterparts as peers; and to deliver training in behavioral sciences as a critical skill to bridge the gap between theory and practice with proven potential to achieve real-world impacts.

Following the presentation, an interactive Q&A will cover course outcomes, critical lessons learned, and recommendations for future iterations. 

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Jul 8, 2020 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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