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The purpose of this workshop is to discuss whether reproducibility efforts recently or currently underway in the biological and social sciences might be beneficial to advancing the science of cartography. Assuming that there is agreement among workshop participants that this is important (not a foregone conclusion!), then key questions relate to how to undertake such a project. Thus this event is based around a series of semi-structured conversations in order to determine whether this would be a worthwhile investment of effort.

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Friday 27 April, 2018

9:00 - 9:30 Introduction to Reproducibility in the Social Sciences
Amy Griffin, Sidonie Christophe, Arzu Çöltekin

Discussion: Should we investigate this in cartography? How could one reproduce prior studies? How do we judge reproducibility? How do we select studies to attempt to reproduce them?

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Presentation on Cartographic User Studies Database
Travis White

Discussion: How can we use this database to help support the reproducibility of cartographic user studies? How do we judge reproducibility? How do we select studies to attempt to reproduce them? What overlap/synergy is there with the UUU Commmission's database efforts?

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Practical Matters Discussion: What studies might we try to replicate? How might we coordinate those activities? How will we judge whether the replication was successful?

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Discussion: Another angle on reproducibility and context: multi-site studies. What are they? Which kinds of studies might benefit from this approach? (terrain reversal effect, colour perception?) What aspects of context should be controlled? What kinds of factors do we think are most likely to be context sensitive?

16:30-17:00, Summary / wrap-up / next steps?

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