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YINS Summer Seminar: Jacob Derechin and Soham Sankaran

YINS Summer Seminar: Jacob Derechin and Soham Sankaran

Event time: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Yale Institute for Network Science See map
17 Hillhouse Avenue, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“Generating Neutral Identifiers: One Weird Trick Psychologists Don’t Want You to Know About”

Speakers: Jacob Derechin and Soham Sankaran
Graduate Students, Human Nature Lab

Talk summary: We detail a method for generating identifiers/words for use in words that people have equal affinity for. We found that mturk workers do not have equal affinity for made up words.  This has consequences for social science experiments that use arbitrary identifiers with the assumption that participants do not have preference for known vs unknown words.