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School of Education Experimental Research unit

About the unit

The cross-disciplinary SEER unit works to develop, support and execute excellent experimental research in the fields surrounding education, learning and human development.

Anchored at the School of Education’s psychology programme, SEER brings together researchers from Aarhus University with backgrounds including pedagogy, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, ethnography, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, media research, statistics, lab-and field methods from a number of countries.

SEER utilizes a range of methodologies according to their strengths, and continually  strives to develop and discuss variations of the experimental formula, including

  • Lab experiments
  • Field and quasi-experimental designs
  • Controlled evaluation
  • Biological, behavioral and cognitive measurements
  • Theory and philosophy of science
  • Mixed methods-approaches to experimental research

SEER is a localized hub for networking and ideas, aiming to develop collaborations around experimental research projects, as well as to advance skills and theoretical knowledge in the group’s members - from established and early career researchers to graduate students.

Outside of project meetings, there are 3-4 SEER seminars per year.

SEER is a collaboration with Aarhus University’s Danish School of Education,  Interacting Minds Center (IMC) and Cognition and Behavior Lab (COBElab)

SEER supports open science at Aarhus University, including ethical diligence, open data, preregistration and registered reports.


Name Job title Email Phone Building
Andersen, Ida Gran Assistant Professor idagran@edu.au.dk +4587162798 1483, 418
Berthelsen, Ulf Dalvad Associate Professor udb@cc.au.dk +4593508165
Bjerre, Jørn Associate Professor jbje@edu.au.dk +4587162691 1483, 548
Bundsgaard, Jeppe Professor jebu@edu.au.dk +4531192607 B, 310
Dohn, Niels Bonderup Associate Professor dohn@edu.au.dk +4587163716 1483, 544
Helding Vembye, Mikkel PhD Student mihv@edu.au.dk
Hornsgaard, Martin Kjær PhD Student makh@edu.au.dk
Kjeldsen, Christian Christrup Deputy Head of Department for Research kjeldsen@edu.au.dk +4587162758 1483, 417
Nørby, Simon Associate Professor sno@edu.au.dk +4587163645 D, 233
Reimer, David Professor with Special Responsibilities dare@edu.au.dk +4587163935 1483, 425
Schulz, Savhannah PhD Student savhannah@cas.au.dk
Weiss, Felix Associate Professor fewe@edu.au.dk +4593508920 1483, 424