Project #45530 - Human computation and crowds

COGS9: Introduction to Data Science

Assignment #3: Human computation and crowds

Due date: Tuesday 2014 November 05 23:59:59 (PST)


  • May work in groups of up to three people

  • Groups must include a paragraph outline each individual’s contribution

  • Page length differs depending on size of group (see Instructions)


  • 15% of overall course grade

  • For groups, everyone in the group will earn the same score on this assignment


    For this project I want you to explore an idea for how to use large-scale human computation— crowdsourcing, wisdom of the crowds, etc.—to address a novel question. Your question may be purely scientific (e.g., “How do different cultures perceive different colors?”), just interesting (e.g., “What are commonly mis-heard song lyrics?”), or statistical (e.g., “How big do crowds need to be for reliable estimates of different kinds of questions?”).

    Remember you are not expected to actually do these analyses, simply write a report in the style of a peer reviewed publication about how you might approach your question of interest.

    Every paper must contain four sections: 1) Hypothesis, 2) Introduction, 3) Proposed Methods, 4) Discussion, using the following guidelines:

  • Hypothesis: What is your question and what is your educated guess as to what you will find?

  • Introduction: Why is this question of interest, and what background information led you to your hypothesis?

  • Proposed Methods: How might you go about gathering the data that you will use for your analyses? DO YOUR BEST TO FIND ACTUAL SOURCES OF DATAand include links as references. For example, if you want to look at music preferences, perhaps use spotify?

  • Discussion: What are the pitfalls and potential confounds of your methods, or biases in your data sources? For example, how does the selection of the sources of your crowds affect your outcomes?

    Additional Requirements:

  • Single-student submission: You will be required to submit a minimum 2-page (double- spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman), maximum 4 page report.

  • Two-person group submission: You will be required to submit a minimum 2.5-page (double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman), maximum 5 page report.

  • Three-person group submission: You will be required to submit a minimum 3-page (double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman), maximum 6 page report.

Subject Computer
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/04/2014 12:00 am
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