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Does cooperation in the prisoner’s dilemma unravel after ridiculously many repeated plays?

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GUEST POST BY SID SURI: MONTH LONG PRISONER’S DILEMMA Figure 1: All the games and random rematchings in one out of the twenty sessions we conducted. Each block of green/red shows a game where green represents cooperation and red represents defect. Curves between the games represent how players were randomly rematched. DSN readers, you are […]

Judgment and Decision Making leads in open data

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JDM IS TOO LEGIT TO CEASE IN ITS LEGITIMACY We came across this article that looks at the relationship between sharing data and other variables of interest. We were especially interested in its Figure 1 which shows the percentage articles having open data. The journals listed are: JDM – Judgment and Decision Making PLOS – […]

Tools, methods to improve decision making, outcomes, information communication

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A while back, Decision Science News put out a call to the Society for Judgment and Decision Making email list looking for “tools, methods to improve decision making, outcomes, and information communication”. Here are the results of that call.

Correlation between risk aversion and loss aversion

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Have some free data on the correlation between loss aversion and risk aversion

Psychology’s reproducibility project listed by Science Magazine as a top breakthrough of 2015

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Science Magazine’s list of scientific breakthroughs for 2015 included the Psychology’s reproducibility project.

Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science

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The reproducibility of psychology studies is not good. But the field can fix itself.

Student data science presentations on Citibikes and Stop and Frisk

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This summer, researchers at Microsoft Research NYC launched the Data Science Summer School outreach program (DS3 for short), an 8 week hands-on course to impart skills and increase diversity in computer science.

A better way to teach? Professors take note.

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With technology, old ways of doing things give way to simply better alternatives. We no longer need to pick up a phone to buy a plane ticket or hail a cab. We no longer need to carry cash around to pay for most things. Soon, students may not need to listen to traditional lectures to learn science and math because technology can make most STEM lessons participatory. But will the new model of instruction be as effective as traditional lecturing? In what its authors call “the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of undergraduate STEM education published to date”, the answer seems to be yes.

A bunch of papers about the widsom of smaller, smarter crowds

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It has come to our attention that a number of papers, all making similar points have been produced at about the same time. Here they are.

Changing the riskiness of bets to make hot hands happen

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A new paper by Juemin Xu and Nigel Harvey called “Carry on winning: The gamblers’ fallacy creates hot hand effects in online gambling” is fascinating.