Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Operationalization 2013: An interdisciplinary workshop at the edge of experimental psychology and analytical philosophy

The workshop will take place at the FRIAS in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) the 15th and 16th October 2013.

The workshop brings together psychologists and philosophers in order to investigate questions of concept operationalization that are common to both disciplines. The questions we tackle combine theoretical and empirical features. Some examples: How should we devise elicitation procedures for complex and potentially ambiguous conceptsHow should we work out predictions that are precise enough to be put to empirical testHow can we connect the philosophical literature to the long-lasting empirical tradition in psychology?

The workshop is organized into three types of sessions: keynotes by researchers who have already worked successfully about operationalizing epistemic concepts, methodological tutorials which will present contemporary statistical procedures, and discussion sessions where planned experimental projects will be discussed.

Keynote speakers

Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburg, USA)
David Over (University of Durham, UK)

Methodological tutorials 

David Kellen and Henrik Singmann (University of Freiburg, Germany)

Discussion sessions 

(The discussion session focus on ongoing projects and not past work.)

Matteo Colombo (Tilburg University, Netherlands); Nicole Cruz (PH Ludwigsburg, Germany); Marco Ragni and Barbara Kuhnert (University of Freiburg, Germany); Mark Siebel, Jakob Koscholke, and Michael Schippers (University of Oldenburg, Germany), and Marc Jekel (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany); Jan Sprenger (Tilburg University, Netherlands); Tatsuji Takahashi (Tokyo Denki University, Japan); Matthias Unterhuber (University of Düsseldorf, Germany).


The workshop is organized by Henrik Singmann (University of Freiburg), Marco Ragni (University of Freiburg), Vincenzo Crupi (Università di Torino and LMU Muenchen), and Jan Sprenger (Tilburg University) and is a a follow-up event to the workshop Operationalizing Epistemic Concepts that took place last year in Aachen. The workshop is co-sponsored by the DFG Priority Program New Frameworks of Rationality (SPP 1516) and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).

(More information can also be found here.)

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