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Asking the World in Real Time: A Randomized, Anonymous Approach to Gathering Spatiotemporal Sentiment Data

On September 20, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. EST, Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis will be hosting RIWI’s Danielle Goldfarb for a discussion on gathering spatiotemporal data.

This talk will discuss the design principles, advantages, limitations, and applications of random domain intercept technology (RDIT). RDIT is an “asking” technology that leverages the Web’s architecture to collect randomized and anonymous spatiotemporal data on people’s opinions and behaviors. The approach was originally developed to address some of the biases associated with conventional surveys. The randomized approach results in the inclusion of those who are typically excluded or underrepresented in most sentiment datasets. Data collection is continuous and time-stamped, and contains latitude and longitude information.

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