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shakty

Germany

Hi, I am Stefano Balietti, computational social scientist and open source developer.

In my research, I study human behavior in virtual environments with the nodeGame framework, which I have created and continuously improved over the past 9 years.

The nodeGame framework allows for real-time experimental research, scaling up the of study human behavior in large groups and social networks.

With nodeGame, myself and other researchers around the world can study fundamental social problems, such as cooperation and altruism, preferences for socio-economic inequalities and redistribution, or affective polarization.

The nodeGame framework was featured in several academic conferences, as well as in this Linux.Com article.

Other open source contributions include: the Drupal module Patterns, and the Garch-in-Gretl (GiG) plugin for Gretl.

nodeGame needs your support to stay alive and being always at the cutting edge of the technology for online experimentation.

Whether you make a monthly contribution of $100 or $1, your pledge is appreciated. Your contribution will help a growing number of academic researchers to carry out online experiments and bring about scientific progress in the field of behavioral sciences.

Thank you always,

Stefano Balietti, creator and lead developer of nodeGame

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$1 a month

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With just as little as 1 dollar a month for one year, you can cover the hosting costs of a pilot experiment or a follow-up study. That is, cloud services for about 2 months.

$2 a month

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With just 2 dollars a month for one year, you can cover the hosting costs of a small-to-medium sized experiment. That is, cloud services for about 2-4 months.

$4 a month

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With 4 dollars a month for one year, you can cover the main costs of a medium-sized experiment. That is, cloud services for about 4 months, plus some professional graphics. Plus you will get a nodeGame sticker.

$8 a month

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With 8 dollars a month for one year, you cover the cost of hosting the nodeGame website for one year. Plus you will get a nodeGame sticker.

$16 a month

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With 16 dollars a month for one year, you can cover the costs of 1 month of research assistant work. This might include developing new nodeGame features, improving the documentation and the web site, or developing a small experiment. You can propose which new features you would like to be implemented. Plus you will get a nodeGame sticker.

$32 a month

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With 32 dollars a month for one year, you can cover the costs of hosting and deploying my students' semester projects on the "Online Experiments" course. Typical class is around 20 students, with 3-5 group projects. The project are hosted on the digital cloud and may include recruiting participants from paid-for labor markets, such as Amazon Mechanical Turk. You will get a special thank note by the students who benefited from your contribution. Plus you will get a nodeGame sticker, and your name is listed on the nodeGame web site.

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With the important contribution of 64 dollars a month for one, year cover the costs of running a pilot experiment or a follow-up study on the online labor market Amazon Mechanical Turk. Your contribution is reported in the acknowledgments section of the resulting scientific paper. Plus you will get a nodeGame sticker, and your name is listed on the nodeGame web site.

$128 a month

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With the amazing contribution of 128 dollars a month for one year, you cover the costs of running a small experiment on the online labor market Amazon Mechanical Turk. Your contribution is reported in the acknowledgments section of the resulting scientific paper.

$256 a month

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With the outstanding contribution of 256 dollars a month for one year, you can cover the costs of running a small-to-medium experiment on the online labor market Amazon Mechanical Turk. Your contribution is reported in the acknowledgments section of the resulting scientific paper. Plus you will get a nodeGame sticker, your name is listed on the nodeGame web site, and you can pick one feature to implemented in the nodeGame framework.

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With the flubbergasting contribution of 512 dollars a month for one year, you can cover the costs of running a medium experiment on the online labor market Amazon Mechanical Turk. Your contribution is reported in the acknowledgments section of the resulting scientific paper. Plus you will get a nodeGame sticker, your name is listed on the nodeGame web site, and you can pick two features to implemented in the nodeGame framework.

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