Crowdsourcing and human computation reverses the typical approach to computing. Rather than using computers to conduct computation that is too difficult for a human, many humans are used to conduct computation that is too difficult for a computer. This course explores computer science topics that lie at the intersection of data science and social psychology. Topics include crowdsourcing, social media, social network analysis, games, gamification, ubiquitous computing, and computer-supported cooperative work. Laboratory exercises will involve hands-on data collection and analysis to include Mechanical Turk and require programming in R or Python depending on student preference/proficiency.
McCulloh and Merritt