Academic Supervision

Felix Holzmeister, PhD

Deparment of Economics


Organisational Information


3 July to 7 July 2023 from 09:00 to 16:00.



University of Innsbruck
Campus SOWI


The goal of scientific research is to accumulate knowledge. Researchers generate hypotheses and collect data in order to investigate whether or not empirical observations are consistent with these hypotheses. However, even though science aspires towards accuracy in this process, errors are inevitable. A fundamental characteristic that sets empirical science apart from other sources of knowledge is the ability to self-correct; any empirical observation is subject to validation and may be shown to be wrong. The reproducibility of empirical results constitutes a cornerstone of the scientific method. As a consequence of accumulative evidence emphasizing low levels of replicability, there is increasing concern that a considerable fraction—or even a majority—of published research claims may be simply false. The drivers of this „credibility crisis“ are manifold: the file drawer effect, insufficient statistical power, publication bias, confirmation bias, dodgy incentives in the publication process, p-hacking, etc.


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General Information for Course Registration.

The participants have to take care of their insurances
(health, accident and liability insurance) themselves.

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