COMM 4940

COMM 4940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Study of topics in communication not otherwise provided by a department course and determined by the interest of faculty members and students. Please check department website for most up-to-date offerings.

When Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Design and Governance of Field Experiments

  • 17984COMM 4940  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: Statistics or research methods coursework. Online platforms, which monitor and intervene in the lives of billions of people, routinely host thousands of experiments to evaluate policies, test products, and contribute to theory in the social sciences. These experiments are also powerful tools to monitor injustice and govern human and algorithm behavior. How can we do field experiments reliably at scale and also govern their power in society? In this hands-on class, students will develop practical experimentation skills, engaging with methods, theory, ethics, and governance of large-scale behavioral research online.