Hiveminded Social Experiments
February 26, 2010 11:26 AM Subscribe
I teach a "Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences" course. I want to help my students come up with good ideas for their own personal social experiments... a la Supersize Me kind of thing but without the element of danger. Ideas?
posted by madred to society & culture (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
We talked about things like not spending money for a week, introducing themselves to anyone they come in direct contact with, not eating sugar or white flour for a week, not speaking for a week, and a few others. I'm hoping the hivemind can throw out a few more interesting ideas. They are all college freshman and I'm trying to encourage them to come up with ideas that lead to larger questions about the society they live in and the science behind their chosen experiment. They will be keeping a daily journal for a week and then writing a 4-6 page paper on it at the end.
Show me what you've got smartypantses.