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We are still recruiting volunteers for studies on human behavior. We are interested in people from anywhere in the world. Link: https://volunteerscience.com/

This recently released report is based on survey data from communication on the day of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Two postdoctoral positions in computational social science are available with dual appointments at Northeastern and Harvard Universities, to work in the lab of David Lazer.  Candidates will be expected to work on a combination of their own research and collaborative proj

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Journal Article
Publication date: 04/2017
Authors: Brilé Anderson, Thomas Bernauer, Stefano Balietti

Despite the shift from multilateral negotiations on legally binding mitigation commitments to the decentralized nonbinding Intended Nationally...

Journal Article
Publication date: 04/2017
Authors: David Lazer, Jason Radford

Social life continues to increasingly occur in digital environments and to be mediated by digital systems. Big data represents the data being...

Journal Article
Publication date: 03/2017
Authors: Michael Neblo, William Minozzi, Kevin Esterling, Jon Green, Jonathan Kingzette, David Lazer

The bitterly factious 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign was the culmination of several trends that, taken together, constitute a syndrome...

Conference Proceeding
Publication date: 03/2017
Authors: Nir Grinberg, Shankar Kalyanaraman, Lada A. Adamic, Mor Naaman

When people share updates with their friends on Facebook they have varying expectations for the feedback they will receive. In this study, we...

Journal Article
Publication date: 02/2017
Authors: Ryan Kennedy, Stefan Wojcik, David Lazer

This study reports the results of a multiyear program to predict direct executive elections in a variety of countries from globally pooled data....

Journal Article
Publication date: 12/2016
Authors: Jason Radford, Andy Pilny, Ashley Reichelmann, Brian Keegan, Brooke Foucault Welles, Jefferson Hoye, Katherine Ognyanova, Waleed Meleis, David Lazer
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Journal Article
Publication date: 11/2016
Authors: Stefano Balietti

nodeGame is a free, open-source JavaScript/ HTML5 framework for conducting synchronous experiments online and in the lab directly in the browser...

Conference Proceeding
Publication date: 11/2016
Authors: Samuel Fraiberger

This project explores whether a real time sentiment index, constructed using the universe of Reuters news, can help in forecasting GDP and...