Publications

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 of chronic ailments in the body politic. Ironically, these destructive trends have accelerated just as science has rapidly improved our understanding of them and their underlying causes. But mere understanding is not sufficient to repair our politics.

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 quantitatively examine the factors contributing to feedback expectations and the potential outcomes of expectation fulfillment.

Keywords: 
Feedback expectations; Computer-mediated communication; Social Media; Facebook; Information Sharing
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. We developed prediction models by means of an election data set covering 86 countries and more than 500 elections, and a separate data set with extensive polling data from 146 election rounds. We also participated in two live forecasting experiments.

Keywords: 
election
prediction
Publication date: 
11/2016
Authors: 
Will Hobbs
Moira Burke
Nicholas A. Christakis
James Fowler
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 window. It is specifically designed to support behavioral research along three dimensions: (i) larger group sizes, (ii) real-time (but also discrete time) experiments, and (iii) batches of simultaneous experiments.

Keywords: 
Behavioral experiments Software Real-time Browser Online Open-source JavaScript
Publication date: 
09/2016
Authors: 
Nils B Weidmann
Suso Benitez-Baleato
Philipp Hunziker
Eduard Glatz
Xenofontas Dimitropoulos

Abstract

Publication date: 
09/2016
Authors: 
Wei Wang
Ryan Kennedy
David Lazer
Naren Ramakrishnan

Summary

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Publication date: 
08/2016
Authors: 
Amy Krakowka
Chris Arney
Kathryn Coronges
Matthew Simonson

Introduction

Publication date: 
08/2016

Donald Trump has become well known for his shoot-from-the-hip tweeting style. Lots of insults, lots of rants and lots of energy. Data scientists who have examined all of Trump's tweets over time found he has some very clear Twitter strategies and tactics that, in many ways, have been working.

Keywords: 
Trump
Twitter
Publication date: 
07/2016
Authors: 
Stefano Balietti
Robert L. Goldstone
Dirk Helbing

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