Weekly Dad Joke
Bro, can you hand me that leaflet?
- Project proposal feedback session?
- Sharing/comparing code
- Synchronous exercises in class
- More lecture
Chapter 7: 1,2,3
Baby names: 1, 2, 3
Margolin, D. B., Hannak, A., & Weber, I. (2018). Political Fact-Checking on Twitter: When Do Corrections Have an Effect? Political Communication, 35(2), 196–219.
- Lots of evidence that people don’t act like “intuitive scientists”
- Misinformation doesn’t change opinions
- Rumors propagation happens even in the face of corrections
- Key question of their study:
- What are the social conditions that encourage retraction/opinion change?
- H1: People are more likely to accept corrections from friends
- H2: People are more likely to accept corrections from those embedded in same group (larger shared audience)
- RQ: How do audience sizes affect likelihood to accept corrections?
- Twitter “garden hose” to identify tweets where:
- “Snopee” shares misinformation
- “Snoper” shares link to correction
- “Snopee” responds
- Coded the content of the correction and response
- Regression to predict when a correction was accepted
- H1 was accepted; no strong effect for others.
- What were some strengths of the research design? Weaknesses?
- What is the next study you would design to complement this study?
- How much do you think the context influenced the results?
Project proposal feedback session?
Principles for this week
- Jupyter Notebooks
Day 2 challenges - #7
- Jupyter notebook + problems from book