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.
r.harper, David Randall, and Wes Sharrock, Choice: the sciences of reason in the 21st century: a critical assessment, Polity Press, 3 December 2015.
r.harper, Siân Lindley, Richard Banks, Phil Gosset, and gavin smyth, Breaching the PC Data Store: What do graphs tell us about files?, Springer, December 2015.
Yanjie Fu, Yong Ge, Yu Zheng, Yao, Yanchi Liu, Hui Xiong, and Nicholas Jing Yuan, Sparse Real Estate Ranking with Online User Reviews and Offline Moving Behaviors, in ICDM 2014, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, December 2015.
Richard Harper, Why Skype? Explorations in the Grammar of ‘Being in touch’, Oxford University Press, August 2015.
Helen J. Wang, Alexander Moshchuk, Michael Gamon, Mona Haraty, Shamsi Iqbal, Eli T. Brown, Ashish Kapoor, Chris Meek, Eric Chen, Yuan Tian, Jaime Teevan, Mary Czerwinski, and Susan Dumais, The Activity Platform, no. MSR-TR-2015-38, 8 May 2015.
- Data-Driven Conversation
- Opinion Dynamics in Social Networks
- Online and social media data as a flawed continuous panel survey
- Catalyst: Center for Sustainable Development
- Face In The Crowd
- Crowdsourcing and Human Computation
- ASHA Assist
- Reducing Disruption from Subtle Information Delivery during a Conversation
- [Big] Data Studies
- Social Analytics: From Demographics to Psychometrics
- The Web as a Personal Archive
- MSR Visual Answers
- Computational Social Science
- Online Experimental Social Science
- Social Incentives