July 6, 2020
Data for: Authoritarian apprehensions: Ideology, judgment, and mourning in Syria

Project Summary

In Authoritarian Apprehensions, Lisa Wedeen draws on her decades-long engagement with Syria to analyze the revolutionary exhilaration of the Syrian uprising’s initial days and then the devastating violence that shattered hopes of any quick undoing of dictatorship. Developing a theoretical approach within the frame of emerging forms of authoritarianism worldwide, Wedeen asks: What led a sizable part of the Syrian citizenry to stick by the regime through one atrocity after another? What happens to political judgment in a context of pervasive misinformation? And what does the Syrian example tell us about how authoritarian leaders exploit digital media to ...

October 20, 2018
Data for: Debating Algorithmic Fairness

Data Generation

The research project engages a story about perceptions of fairness in criminal justice decisions. The specific focus involves a debate between ProPublica, a news organization, and Northpointe, the owner of a popular risk tool called COMPAS. ProPublica wrote that COMPAS was racist against blacks, while Northpointe posted online a reply rejecting such a finding. These two documents were the obvious foci of the qualitative analysis because of the further media attention they attracted, the confusion their competing conclusions caused readers, and the power both companies wield in public circles. There were no barriers to retrieval as both documents have been ...

October 12, 2018
Data for: Healthy volunteers’ perceptions of risk in U.S. phase I clinical trials: A mixed-methods study

These data include excerpts from interviews that were part of an initial "baseline" interview as part of the HealthyVOICES study (http://healthyvoices.web.unc.edu). The study examined the risk perceptions (among other things) of healthy people who enroll for financial compensation in Phase I pharmaceutical drug trials. All the excerpts were coded with the parent code "Risk Perception." These include their initial perceptions of risk, their current general perceptions, and study-specific perceptions. Where information contained in the excerpt might have been identifying to the participant or clinic at which they participated, we redacted potentially compromising words. For our use of these ...

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