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Observer Article

Big Data and the World of Social Media

University of Pennsylvania, shares his experiences working with computer scientists and social-media services to study large populations. ... More>


Student Notebook

Careless Responding on Internet-Based Surveys

Although Internet-based surveys clearly have advantages, there are challenges to this mode of data collection. These challenges stem from the physical disconnection of the researcher and respondent, which is inherent to Internet-based survey methodology. ... More>


Observer Article

Research During Feast and Famine

With a background in developmental psychology and a variable research budget, APS Fellow Albert R. Hollenbeck has helped AARP in a variety of diet and health studies — including a project that revealed coffee’s role in longevity. ... More>


Observation

Psychological Science Authors Earn Badges for Open Practices

Psychological Science has begun awarding badges in recognition of open scientific practices. So far, 31 authors have received one of the three badges. ... More>


Observer Article

The Fault in Our Stats

A resourceful undergraduate student — and an “advanced algebra dropout” — explains how she found time to teach herself the “new statistics.” ... More>