Ok Cupid uses a series of personal questions — on topics such as sexual habits, politics, fidelity, feelings on homosexuality, etc. The American Psychological Association makes it very clear: Participants in studies have the right to informed consent.They have a right to know how their data will be used, and they have the right to withdraw their data from that research.
Caring and tender attitudes, as well as expressions of emotions, are not disregarded.Likewise, conflicts are solved by compromise and negotiation rather than force.The authors report that they didn't scrape profile pictures because it "would have taken up a lot of hard drive space." And when researchers asked Kirkegaard about these concerns on Twitter, he shrugged them off."Some may object to the ethics of gathering and releasing this data," Kirkegaard and his colleagues argue in the paper."In fact, of the last 26 papers it 'published', he authored or co-authored 13." The paper claims it was peer-reviewed, but the fact that Kirkegaard is the editor is a conflict of interest.
The Open Science Framework was created, in part, in response to the traditional scientific gatekeeping of academic publishing.
After living in New York for three months, the thought of waiting for a light to turn green before I crossed the street seemed ludicrous.
The first time I went out with my Danish roommate, Michael, he got very upset when I jaywalked and made me promise not to do it again while I was in Denmark.
*This post originally identified Keyes as an employee of the Wikimedia foundation. Correction: A previous version of this story stated that all three of the Danish researchers who authored the OKCupid paper were affiliated with Aarhus University in Denmark.
In fact, Kirkegaard is a graduate student there, while Oliver Nordbjerg and Julius Daugbjerg Bjerrekær are not currently students or staff there.
"This is without a doubt one of the most grossly unprofessional, unethical and reprehensible data releases I have ever seen," writes Oliver Keyes, a social computing researcher*, on his blog.