Project TIER - Demo Project

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research) promotes the integration of principles and practices related to transparency and replicability in the research training of social scientists. 

The demo project available below consists of a "hypothetical" research paper, accompanied by complete replication documentation that meets the standards of the TIER Protocol Specifications.  The paper is "hypothetical" in the sense that it was prepared to provide a brief and user-friendly example of TIER replication documentation, rather than to report on substantive research.  Nonetheless, the results presented in the paper were generated from real data, and the documentation can be used to replicate the data processing and analysis that produced the results.

We suggest you explore this demo project in tandem with the TIER Protocol Specifications (located at: the Specifications give general descriptions of all the components that should be included in the replication documentation for a paper; the demo project provides concrete examples of these components.

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
The TIER Network
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data analysis
Data management
Data publication
Open science
Research transparency
Scientific reproducibility
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
The TIER Network
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Dataset - collection of information organized in logical record and block structures for use by a computer.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Funding and sponsorship
Contact Organization(s): 
The TIER Network
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Learning Activity - guided or unguided activity engaged in by a learner to acquire skills, concepts, or knowledge that may or may not be defined by a lesson. Examples: data exercises, data recipes.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)