The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) is an infrastructure for advanced social science data collection and multi-disciplinary research at the University of Bergen. DIGSSCORE extends the successful probability-based internet-panel which was established at the University of Bergen in 2012, The Norwegian Citizen Panel, and integrates it with a fully equipped on-site social science digital research lab, The Citizen Lab, from August 2016. The facility takes advantage of changes in technology and research methodology that combine to bring computer laboratory research and survey studies ever closer together. The Citizen Lab resides in Rosenbergsgaten 35, at the University of Bergen.

Submit Proposal

We accept proposals for survey experiments to be included in the Norwegian Citizen Panel.

If/when your proposal is accepted, we will find a time for your experiment. The Citizen Panel will run three rounds per year. Click here to submit a proposal or get more information.

Tuesday lunch seminars

Every Tuesday, DIGSSCORE arranges a lunch seminar. Visitors or researchers connected to DIGSSCORE are invited to present. The presentation can be on ongoing research, a course, a method, or an upcoming project, for example.
Also, a light lunch is served.

The lunches are announced at this webpage, and by e-mail. If you wish to be at this list, please write to erla.lovseth@uib.no.

Recent Publications

Eelco Harteveld and Elisabeth Ivarsflaten. 2016. “Why Women Avoid the Radical Right: Internalized Norms and Party Reputations.” British Journal of Political Science. Find at journalAbstract
Radical Right Parties (RRPs) consistently attract more male than female voters. Puzzlingly, there is no equally consistent gender difference in policy preferences on the main issues of these parties – immigration and minority integration policies. Indeed, in some countries, for instance the UK, women have as restrictive immigration policy preferences as men, but are still less likely to vote for RRPs. This article proposes a novel answer to this gender gap puzzle that emphasizes the normative conflicts about prejudice and discrimination that surround RRPs across Europe. It uses representative survey data to show, for the first time, that women are more likely than men to be motivated to control prejudice, and that this difference in motivations has political consequences. More specifically, the study demonstrates that the higher prevalence of internal motivation to control prejudice among women accounts for the gender gap in voting for RRPs that become trapped in conflicts over discrimination and prejudice. Voting patterns for RPPs that have been able to defuse normative concerns about prejudice, such as the Progress Party currently in government in Norway, are different.
Sigve Tjøtta. 2016. “You´ll Never Walk Alone. an Experimental Study on Receiving Money”. Download working paperAbstract
Is more money better than less? Not always. It depends on the situation. If more money for oneself means less money for a stranger, the majority of participants in dictator games choose less money for themselves. But if they really are alone - and thus do not have to share with a stranger - will they always choose to receive more money instead of less? Here, I report results from seven experiments. On average, one-third of a total of 3,351 participants chose to receive less money instead of more. In one experiment even a majority choose to receive less money. In four of the experiments the participants also faced the corresponding dictator experiment where there is an explicit anonymous recipient of the foregone money. There is a high positive correlation between “giving” as a dictator and when alone. This result opens up possibilities for broader interpretations that go beyond social the preference interpretation of giving in the dictator game.
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Participation in lab experiments


Would you like to participate in social science experiments and contribute to exciting research?

Join the pool of participants for the Citizen lab here.

You will get invitations by email. In addition participants often receive a fee for taking part in the experiments.

Find out more about the lab here.


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