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[liberationtech] Cyber Initiative seminar: Behavioral research on the internet

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Tue Feb 2 14:51:55 PST 2016

From: Allison Berke <aberke at>

Please join us for our February Cyber Initiative seminar, Behavioral
Research and Decision-Making in the Age of the Internet.

How are online platforms affecting the collection and analysis of
data? How does the internet change the types of research individuals
and organizations can conduct? This seminar will touch on new models
of IRB approval, the reproducibility problem inherent to the use of
proprietary data, and the use of platforms like Amazon Mechanical
Turk, Survey Monkey, and Facebook to conduct research. We will also
examine ethical issues with the use of algorithms to automate formerly
human-centric decision-making processes involving large amounts of

Speakers: Ashish Goel (MS&E; formerly technical advisor and research
fellow at Twitter), Naomi Grewal (SurveyMonkey), Jeff Hancock
(Communication), and Rob MacCoun (Law)

When: Monday, February 8, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)
Where: Stanford Law School Room 190 - 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305




Allison Berke, PhD
Executive Director, Stanford Cyber Initiative
aberke at
office: (650) 724-6804

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