Field Experiment 2017

Most important information about our field experiment in May 2017

When/Where?

May 2017 at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Setting?

We invited all computer science students of our university via mail to talk about the question: How can the studies of computer-science be improved and the problems caused by the large number of students be solved?

Key Facts?

Our key facts in short:
  • 318 visitor, 137 returned at least once
  • 47 registrations, 35 contributed at least once
  • 235 contributed arguments
  • 47 flagged statements
The discussion can be seen here and a translated, english version is available here.

Why?

We were primarily focused on two question:
  • Does the dialog-based approach works for untrained users in a real-world setting?
  • Does a decentralized moderation system works for a dialog-based argumentation system?

Findings?

We had many findings from our field experiment. The overview results are summarized in this paper. Next to this, our colleague developed a tool to translate real world argumentation of D-BAS into abstract argumentation frameworks. This paper can be read here.
The resulting dump of our PostgreSQL database can be downloaded from our server (License CC BY-NC-SA). The archive contains three versions: the originaldataset of the discussion in German, a dataset which includes some corrections and a translated one. The translation into an abstract AF can be fetched, too.
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