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Join Behavioral Science Forecasting Collaborative to Estimate Accuracy of Societal Consequences of COVID-19

  • 1.  Join Behavioral Science Forecasting Collaborative to Estimate Accuracy of Societal Consequences of COVID-19

    Posted 05-06-2020 15:34

    Dear colleagues,

    Do you have predictions of the societal consequences of COVID19? We are seeking expert estimates (scientists, CogSci, CS, etc.) based on expertise or models for life satisfaction, affect on social media, race and gender bias, political ideology, and political polarization. The goal of this project is to investigate the accuracy of forecasts made by cognitive and social scientists about critical social issues in the US over the next 12 months.

    By participating, you will gain insights into your estimate accuracy and have the opportunity to get authorship on the resulting publication.

    If you choose to participate, you can use your expertise and/or data modeling to estimate points for each of the next 12 months, then answer a few questions about your rationale/model. You use past data (available at predictions.uwaterloo.ca/datasets/) to inform these predictions. After six months, we will contact you again to obtain possible updates on your forecasts based on new data.

    We are aiming to publish the results in an interdisciplinary high-impact journal, and to summarize the forecasts to the general public.

    More details about how to participate are available here: https://predictions.uwaterloo.ca/

    Best wishes and stay safe!

    Igor



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    Igor Grossmann, Ph.D.
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    Director, Wisdom and Culture Laboratory
    https://uwaterloo.ca/wisdom-and-culture-lab
    Associate Editor, Social Psychological and Personality Science
    Associate Editor, Emotion

    Co-host of the On Wisdom Podcast
    https://onwisdompodcast.com

    Associate Professor of Psychology
    University of Waterloo, Canada
    CV http://bit.ly/IgorG

    ***Join the Forecasting Collaborative Initiative: predictions.uwaterloo.ca***
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