Social Sciences

Exploring how people use computing in their daily lives


We look at the intersection of the social sciences and technologies in both directions: to understand the underlying social dynamics driving technology usage and online communities, and to exploit technology to inform and extend social-science research.

We engage in research spanning the social sciences: anthropology, communication, media studies, ethnography, psychology, sociology, economics, and other fields of study.

 

Publications

Benjamin Livshits and Todd Mytkowicz, Saving Money While Polling with InterPoll using Power Analysis, no. MSR-TR-2014-50, 15 April 2014

Rakesh Agrawal, Behzad Golshan, and Evimaria Terzi, Forming Beneficial Teams of Students in Massive Online Classes, in ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S), ACM, March 2014

Aaron Shaw, Haoqi Zhang, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Sean Munson, Benjamin Mako Hill, Elizabeth Gerber, Peter Kinnaird, and Patrick Minder, Computer Supported Collective Action, in interactions, ACM, March 2014

Meredith Ringel Morris, Social Networking Site Use by Mothers of Young Children, in Proceedings of CSCW 2014, ACM, February 2014

Benjamin Livshits and Todd Mytkowicz, InterPoll: Crowd-Sourced Internet Polls (Done Right), no. MSR-TR-2014-3, 7 January 2014

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