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Mapping collective behavior--beware of looping


Christen, Markus; Brugger, Peter (2014). Mapping collective behavior--beware of looping. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(1):80-81.

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We discuss ambiguities of the two main dimensions of the map proposed by Bentley and colleagues that relate to the degree of self-reflection the observed agents have upon their behavior. This self-reflection is a variant of the "looping effect" which denotes that, in social research, the product of investigation influences the object of investigation. We outline how this can be understood as a dimension of "height" in the map of Bentley et al.

Abstract

We discuss ambiguities of the two main dimensions of the map proposed by Bentley and colleagues that relate to the degree of self-reflection the observed agents have upon their behavior. This self-reflection is a variant of the "looping effect" which denotes that, in social research, the product of investigation influences the object of investigation. We outline how this can be understood as a dimension of "height" in the map of Bentley et al.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine
08 University Research Priority Programs > Ethics
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:February 2014
Deposited On:21 Nov 2014 09:34
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:29
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0140-525X
Additional Information:Copyright: Cambridge University Press
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X13001696
PubMed ID:24572221

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