Advancing Experimental Research within the Social Sciences and the Study of Culture


The University of Hawai‘i Laboratory for Computer-Mediated Experiments and the Study of Culture (HCXC) is a state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with workstations and a full complement of laptop computers permitting both on- and off-site experimental research. The HCXC was created in 2007 with generous funding by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to support research at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa (UHM) on modeling cultural differences in decision-making and cultural change over time.

While maintaining its focus on the Computer-Mediated Study of Culture, the HCXC currently provides the basis for experimental research by UHM researchers in a wide range of applications at the interface of computing and the social sciences. This includes experimental economics, agent-based and other simulations, social network analyses, and research on human computer-interaction, with an emphasis on cross-cultural differences.

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