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INVESThub

INVESThub is a new platform for social experiments and interventions

INVESThub strengthens the research of interventions and social experiments within the INVEST Research Flagship. INVESThub strengthens the delivery of evidence-based interventions in early life. Cutting-edge research on the conditions and mechanisms involved at different periods of development enables our researchers to evaluate and develop various universal and targeted interventions to improve the efficiency of the current welfare state institutions at critical points in early life.

INVESThub is based on cutting-edge research in INVEST Research Flagship Centre and in PALO project and PCRClab, which both study decision-making. INVESThub is an unique new collaboration which combines the experimental decision-making research with the welfare state research made at the INVEST Research Flagship Centre.

Recent news and updates

News and recent updates

INVESThub piloted a new workshop concept for social experiment research. In these workshops, our aim is to invite people to present their research plans and brainstorm together how to improve research processes and build up a successful background for issues such as collecting data etc.

The goals of the Workshops are:

1) To strengthen the academic community working with experimental designs at the very early stages of the experimental designs.

2) Particularly, to provide instances of discussion and debate of experimental designs that have not yet been fielded. Ws focus on experiments that have not yet fielded. Hence, researchers come to our Ws to seek comments before their designs are implemented in the field or lab.

In this very first workshop arranged 10th of October, Elina Aaltio & Nanne Isokuortti introduced their new project (Taitava – Skillful) Enhancing effectiveness in child protection by strengthening social workers’ communication skills in Finland. The workshop was very succesful and fruitful. The prensenters got good ideas as well as the participators in audince for their own projects. Workshop opened also a doors for cooperation. To be mentioned, our masters students took actively part in the workshop as well.

Lecture hall, prsenter giving lecture and audience listening

INVESThub Brown Bags series

At the INVESThub we have launched a series of monthly “INVESThub Brown Bags” in which we gather around informal yet committed presentations. The objective is to strengthen the research community interested in experimental work by sharing ideas, comments and questions.

INVESThub Brown Bags Programme 2022

Session: 28th of April 11:00-12:30

Presenter: Olli Lappalainen (Turku School of Economics, Post-doc)

Title of the presentation: Belief propagation in small networks

Place: Publicum building, first floor, seminar room PUB150

Edited 29.4.2022: Warm thanks to Olli and all participants!

Session: 2nd of June 11:00-12:30

Presenter: Eerika Johander (University of Turku, Psychology, PhD Student)

Title of the presentation: Intention to Stop Bullying following a Condemning, Empathy-Raising, or Combined Message from a Teacher – Do Students’ Empathy and Callous-Unemotional Traits Matter?

Place: Publicum building, second floor Seminar room PUB299

Some light lunch and coffee will be served

Edited 5.6.2022: Many thanks to Eerika and all the participants!

Session: 18th of August 11:00-12:30

Presenter: Katariina Kulha (University of Turku, Political Science, PhD Student)

Title of the presentation: Acceptability of mandatory vaccination: A survey experiment on the effects of thresholds and justifications

Place: Publicum building, first floor seminar room PUB150

Some light lunch and coffee will be served

Edited 24.8.2022: Warmest thanks to Katariina and the participants!

Session: 29th of September 11:00-12:30

Presenter: Mikko Leino (University of Turku, Political Science, University Lecturer)

Title of the presentation: Democratic deliberation and the problem of expertise: The case of Covid-19 containment measures in Finland.

Place: Publicum building, first floor Seminar room PUB150

Edited 29.9.2022: Warmest thanks to Mikko and the participants!

 

Session: 27th of October 11:00-12:30

Presenter: Tolga Benzer (Senior Researcher, INVEST flagship)

Title of the presentation: Religious Schools and Voting

Place: Publicum building, first floor Seminar room PUB150

Some light lunch and coffee will be served

Edited 27.10.2022: Warmest thanks to Tolga and the participants!

Session: 24th of November 11:00-12:30

Presenter: Inari Harjuniemi (University of Turku, Psychology, PhD Student)

Title of the presentation: Improving real life implementation of KiVa bullying prevention program via mentoring

Place: Publicum building, first floor seminar room PUB150

Edited 25.11.2022: Warmest thanks to Inari and the parcticipants!

Session: 15th of December 11:00-12:30

Presenter: Satu Metsälammi (Turku School of Economics, PhD Student)

Place: Publicum building, first floor Seminar room PUB150

Some light lunch and coffee will be served

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PI's of the INVESThub

Few people sitting in a classroom and a person presenting a research in front of the room
Few people sitting in a classroom and a person presenting a research in front of the room
Few people sitting in a classroom and a person presenting a research in front of the room
Few people sitting in a classroom and a person presenting a research in front of the room
Seminar room, presenter and small audience
Lewcture room and presenter