New Cornell research uses mathematical modeling to show that friendship networks can distort a voter’s sense of an election’s outcome, resulting in the victory of politicians who do not represent the preferences of the electorate as a whole.
The Cornell Center for Social Sciences grant program, which supports social science research by Cornell faculty members and conferences that directly benefit Cornell faculty and students, has awarded $145,136 for 15 proposals for fall 2021.
How many adorable cat videos can you watch in one sitting? Kaitlin Woolley ’12, associate professor of marketing in the Johnson School, said they’re kind of like potato chips: You can’t consume just one.
Cornell researchers in natural language processing have found that the word lists packaged and shared amongst researchers to measure for bias in online texts oftentimes carry words, or “seeds,” with baked-in biases and stereotypes, which could skew findings.