Bots as Virtual Confederates: Design and Ethics

CSCW, 2017.

Cited by: 18|Bibtex|Views11|DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2998181.2998354
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Abstract:

The use of bots as virtual confederates in online field experiments holds extreme promise as a new methodological tool in computational social science. However, this potential tool comes with inherent ethical challenges. Informed consent can be difficult to obtain in many cases, and the use of confederates necessarily implies the use of d...More

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