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Posted in: CSS, Faculty, IRiSS
For years people have believed that opposites attract, but recent research from Stanford GSB assistant professor Michal Kosinski uses big data gleaned from Facebook to develop a more detailed picture of personalities and discovered that friends and partners are more similar than we thought. 
Jan 24 2017 | Stanford News
Posted in: CSS, IRiSS
A new course in the School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences uses big data from sources like archives, satellites, smart phones and remote-sensing devices to explore how new techniques advance research on water resources, sustainable food production, renewable energy and more.
Jan 23 2017 | Stanford News
Posted in: CAROL, CSS, IRiSS, Students
New research shows people in underdeveloped parts of the world are not as likely to complete massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But small psychological activities could help motivate them, closing the global achievement gap, according to Rene Kizilcec, graduate student in communication.
Jan 20 2017 | Stanford News
Posted in: Faculty, IRiSS
Robb Willer, Stanford Sociology Professor, explains that despite rising polarization in the U.S., the two groups can come together by using a technique called moral reframing, which involves reframing political arguments to align with beliefs held by the opposite group.
Jan 19 2017 | Stanford News
Posted in: CPI, Faculty, IRiSS
Colleges with the highest upward mobility rates, that is, the highest percentages of students that come from the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth in their early 30's, are overwhelming public universities. Raj Chetty, CPI affiliate and Stanford economics professor...