Ethical-Response Survey Report: Fall 2014

  • Stuart Schechter ,
  • Cristian Bravo-Lillo

MSR-TR-2014-140 |

We update the ethical-response survey we published in July [9] to broaden its reach in two dimensions. In addition to surveying workers on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, we also reached out to juror candidates who had been summoned to serve at the King County Superior Court in Seattle, WA. In addition to five experimental scenarios we examined in prior surveys, we added seven new scenarios: two designed to serve as baselines of innocuousness and concern; two censorship-detection experiments that the Internet Measurement Conference refused to publish on ethical grounds, two human-subjects experiments for which researchers requested feedback, and one experiment (by OKCupid) that received attention in the press.