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Experiments on Crowdsourcing Policy Assessment


John Prpić


Lulea University of Technology - Faculty of Business Administration, Students

Araz Taeihagh


Singapore Management University

James Melton


Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration

May 5, 2014

Prpić, J., Taeihagh, A., & Melton, J. (2014). Experiments on Crowdsourcing Policy Assessment. Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - IPP 2014 - Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy.

Abstract:     
Can Crowds serve as useful allies in policy design? How do non-expert Crowds perform relative to experts in the assessment of policy measures? Does the geographic location of non-expert Crowds, with relevance to the policy context, alter the performance of non-experts Crowds in the assessment of policy measures? In this work, we investigate these questions by undertaking experiments designed to replicate expert policy assessments with non-expert Crowds recruited from Virtual Labor Markets. We use a set of ninety-six climate change adaptation policy measures previously evaluated by experts in the Netherlands as our control condition to conduct experiments using two discrete sets of non-expert Crowds recruited from Virtual Labor Markets. We vary the composition of our non-expert Crowds along two conditions: participants recruited from a geographical location directly relevant to the policy context and participants recruited at-large. We discuss our research methods in detail and provide the findings of our experiments.

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Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Crowdsourcing Experiment, Policy Assessment, Climate Change, Expert Policy Assessment, Non-Expert Policy Assessment, Virtual Labor Markets, Crowds, Policy Measures, Experimental Methods, Climate Change Adaptation


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Date posted: May 6, 2014 ; Last revised: December 17, 2015

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Prpić, John and Taeihagh, Araz and Melton, James, Experiments on Crowdsourcing Policy Assessment (May 5, 2014). Prpić, J., Taeihagh, A., & Melton, J. (2014). Experiments on Crowdsourcing Policy Assessment. Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - IPP 2014 - Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2433391

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John Prpić
Lulea University of Technology - Faculty of Business Administration, Students ( email )
Sweden
Araz Taeihagh (Contact Author)
Singapore Management University ( email )
School of Social Sciences
90 Stamford Road
Singapore, 178903
Singapore
+65 6828 0627 (Phone)
+65 6828 0423 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://socsc.smu.edu.sg/faculty/profile/130431/Araz-TAEIHAGH
James Melton
Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration ( email )
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
United States
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