There are a few references to the scientific literature on trolling in the wikipedia article
Some psychologists have suggested that flaming would be caused by
deindividuation or decreased self-evaluation: the anonymity of online
postings would lead to disinhibition amongst individuals (Kiesler et al, 1984). Others
have suggested that although ...
I would like to begin by saying this answer is based on my opinion. All the statements I make are conclusions I have drawn and may or may not have merit.
Firstly, it is unlikely the cyber bullying would be the main cause of someone to suicide. The underlying reasons for suicide run deeper than this. I believe their problems ran far deeper than recent ...
From an article by the NY times.
Trolling, defined as the act of posting inflammatory, derogatory or
provocative messages in public forums, is a problem as old as the
Internet itself, although its roots go much farther back. Even in the
fourth century B.C., Plato touched upon the subject of anonymity and
morality in his parable of the ring of ...
The social psychology network has a page for posting online social psychology studies. There are a range of requirements. In particular, it needs to be closely related to social or personality psychology.
SampleSize Subreddit is a community dedicated to completing surveys. They like it when results will be provided at study completion. It has close ...
Current evidence suggests that internet access is not weakening memory, but changing what information is prioritized. This study referenced below suggests that when people expect to have future access to information, they are less likely to remember the information itself and more likely to remember where or how that information can be found.
Here is an article explaining trolling based on Sperber and Mercier's "argumentative theory" of human reasoning. The latter is a fascinating paper in its own right.
Mercier, H. and Sperber, D. (2011). Why do humans reason? arguments for
an argumentative theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(02):57-74. FREE PDF
Firmin et al. (2008) tested the validity of a handful of online IQ tests by having college students complete IQ tests at three different websites and also complete a validated lab measure, the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS). They found that there were moderate correlations ($r$ values were around 0.4 to 0.5) between some of the online tests ...
The Open Science Framework will do some of what you ask for. Additionally, it will allow you to preregister your hypotheses to properly distinguish confirmatory and exploratory research.
Features (quoted from the homepage).
Document and archive studies
Share and find materials, scripts, data
Detail individual contributions
There are a few factors that could contribute to differences between online versus in-lab reaction time measurement.
Participants in an online experiment will use their own computers to complete the task, which will result in lots of variation in hardware. Many studies have looked at how hardware variations affect response time ...
WebExp is a client/server based psychology/linguistics experiment creation/running system written in Java. It is freely available.
A subject types in the appropriate web address and they see the experiment pages that have been created; obviously you have to have access to a server on which the experiment software+configuration files are running. It ...
I like your question. But I have to point out one thing - if you were to use documenting tools for all those tasks that you mentioned, you wouldn't have that much time left for your research. Sharing is great, but it takes time to do it properly, even with great tools.
I tried quite a few tools for documenting research, with an idea to boost my productivity,...
After I had finished writing my master's thesis in 2015, I decided to (try to) tackle the problem of small sample sizes with a new approach. The goal was to develop a website that allows everyone to post their empirical study (online survey or experiment) and to find additional participants based on the principle of voluntary and fair mutual support.
Suicide is always a complex issue with many factors combining to put a person in a position whereby they feel that they have no alternative.
It is dangerous to simplify this and say "she killed herself because she was being bullied online" because the majority of young people who are affected so severely by online bullying have underlying vulnerabilities ...
From my understanding of the problem and my years of experience with the internet since the early days when IRC was popular and web forums were just starting to emerge, I believe I can shed some light on this subject. probably not enough for a full answer but more than just a comment.
I feel that a large part of the problem is the anonymity (or perceived ...
I would like to acknowledge the contributors to this post on stackoverflow.
Using Amazon MechanicalTurk if location != US?.
This question was posted a few years ago, but this answer is current.
Houdini is a third party platform for MTurk, designed for non US users.
This question also leads to Houdini enabling non-US based businesses accessing mTurk.
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Cambridge Brain Sciences (cambridgebrainsciences.com)
Several "brain-training" type experiments including span tasks, mental rotation, and paired associate memory. Some tests require free registration on the site to complete. Data from the tests may be used for research purposes. Created by Adam Hampshire and Adrian Owen at ...
The literature you are looking for is regarding group polarisation in the Internet era (with "polarisation" being the main research keyword here).
There are supporters of your idea as well, most notably Eli Pariser (2011) and Cass Sunstein (2001, 2009, 2017) and studies that show polarisation on the Internet. That being said:
However, when comparisons ...
I think ProjectImplicit will be what you want. It is also Java based and runs fully in the browser. It is by the Harvard guys that did run the IAT via web and collected ten thousand datasets this way.
See here for their services (I am not sure if it is free but seems so at least for non-commerical research). If you like it and use it perhaps you can post ...
Limesurvey is worth checking out (more suitable for questionnaire style tasks, but very flexible and with some coding it should be possible to, eg. record RTs)
Wextor could be another possibility - it allows building more complicated designs, has not been developed for a bit, though...
Trolling is a complex subject now under serious study in science fields (e.g. sociology, psychology, social networking, etc.), but arguably it is not new behavior. Something like it has probably existed as long as humans have, even though the term "trolling" seems to originate in cyberspace. Wikipedia etymology indicates it significantly predates cyberspace. ...
The best review of experience sampling tools I've found is here.
Specifically, to answer you question, check out "MyExperience". To quote the website:
MyExperience is a BSD-licensed open source mobile data collection tool
developed for Windows Mobile devices (including PDAs and mobile
phones) using .NET CF 2 and Microsoft SQL Compact Edition.
Figshare is one option for archiving assorted research artefacts. To quote the "about page":
figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs
in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner. All
file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are
often demoted to the supplemental materials ...