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*Designing online experiments: Citizen science approaches to research*

CSCW 2016 Workshop
Sunday, February 28th, 2016
San Francisco, CA, USA

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE*:  December 31, 2015
*A**PPLICATION*: Experiment proposal (500-750 words) + participant bio (200
*SUBMISSION*: Submit applications via email to [log in to unmask]

New information technologies allow for new modes of data collection,
provide unparalleled computational resources, and facilitate long-distance
collaboration. Programs like Galaxy Zoo, Fold.It, and ReCAPTCHA demonstrate
the power of recruiting online volunteers as participants and contributors
to research. Platforms like Project Implicit, SciStarter, and Volunteer
Science confirm that a wide range of social scientific research can be
conducted with volunteers in online laboratories.

This workshop will provide hands-on training on cutting-edge approaches to
online experimentation. Participants will learn how to create experiments
using the Volunteer Science platform ( Applicants
are expected to have an experiment design ready to be implemented by the
time of the workshop. In order to apply, candidates should submit a brief
proposal (500-750 words) describing the experiment they would develop
during the training. Participants are encouraged to apply in teams of up to
five members. Submissions should include a short (200 words) bio for each
team member describing their relevant experience. Due to the applied nature
of the training (workshop organizers and facilitators will work
individually with each team), we can only accept up to 25 individuals.

Submissions will be evaluated by the organizers based on the nature of the
proposed experiment: its feasibility, appropriateness for the platform,
protection of human subjects, and scientific relevance. Participants who
have some prior familiarity with experimental research frameworks and web
design skills (JavaScript, HTML5, Flash) would be preferred as they would
be most likely to benefit from this workshop.

*CONTACT INFORMATION*: For inquiries and additional information please
contact Jason Radford at [log in to unmask] or Katya Ognyanova at
[log in to unmask]

Andy Pilny, University of Kentucky
Brian Keegan, Harvard University
Brooke Foucault Welles, Northeastern University
Chris Riedl, Northeastern University
David Lazer, Northeastern University
Jason Radford, University of Chicago
Katherine Ognyanova, Rutgers University
Leslie DeChurch, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Macy, Cornell University
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
Waleed Meleis, Northeastern University

Jason Radford
Doctoral Student, Sociology, University of Chicago
Visiting Researcher, Lazer Lab, Northeastern University
*Connect*: LinkedIn <>, Twitter
<>, University of Chicago
*Play Games for Science at Volunteer Science

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