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SEESHOP8

Posted on 10 July 2014 by Robert Evans

This year’s SEESHOP was held in Waterloo, Ontario from 9 to 12 June. Like SEESHOP 7, it was co-located with the annual meetings of SRPoiSE and the STIR Project. A full programme is available from the Communities of Integration website. The SEESHOP programme was one of the best we have had and contained a wide
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Budapest Fieldwork and LO Workshop

Posted on 30 May 2014 by Robert Evans

Budapest Fieldwork and LO Workshop Earlier this month, the IMGAME team spent a very pleasant, if rather hectic, week in Budapest. Over the course of six days, we managed to run two Step One sessions and also collected data from nearly 800 Step Two participants. We also had a very successful LO workshop and gave
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Experimental Social Science Workshop

Posted on 9 May 2014 by Robert Evans

On Monday 28 April Rob Evans and Martin Weinel were in Helsinki at the Experimental Social Science workshop organised by Professor Petri Ylikoski of Helsinki University. The workshop explored the different ways in which experimental approaches are being used within the social sciences. This diversity was nicely illustrated by the three presentations that made up
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New Imitation Game Paper

Posted on 2 May 2014 by Robert Evans

Rik Wehrens, one of the local organisers on the IMGAME project, has just had a paper published based on his own Imitation Game research. The paper examines the use of the Imitation Game to research patient-provider communication in the care of patients with chronic illness. The paper is published in Health Care Analysis and is
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IMGAME fieldwork in Wroclaw

Posted on 31 March 2014 by Robert Evans

In March 2013, the IMGAME project went to the Department of Economic Psychology in the Polish University of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty in Wroclaw to conduct Imitation Games on the topic of sexuality; specifically, to what extent can straight men pass as gay. The topic is interesting because of the changing attitudes to homosexuality
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Harry Collins on the case for gravitational waves

Posted on 31 March 2014 by Robert Evans

On 17 March, a team of radio astronomers working on an experiment based in the South Pole announced that they had discovered evidence of gravitational waves from the Big Bang. Harry Collins’ thoughts on what this result means for the scientists he has been studying are published on the University of Chicago Press website at:
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Report on Chinese IMGAMEs

Posted on 22 March 2014 by Robert Evans

The Chinese Embassy website contains a report on our recent visit to Geneva, where we demonstrated the Imitation Game method to Professor Qiu Zeqi, the Director of the Center for Sociological Research and Development Studies of China (CSRDSC) in Peking University. The report is available at: http://www.cnedu-ch.org/publish/portal64/tab4128/info105177.htm
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