Emily Oster - Diabetes and Diet: Behavioral Insights from Scanner Data
Emily Oster, Brown University
Rarely do we have “big data” (big samples, long time periods) on the psychology of how people think about decisions; much more common is big data on decision outcomes. Can we use these data to learn more the psychology of choices? I will discuss this in the context of genetic testing for a fatal disease, and dietary choice among diabetics.
Talk one of Big Data: Vast Opportunities for Psychological Insight from Mining Enormous Datasets held Friday, January 29 at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention.