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About

Breadboard is a software platform for developing and conducting human interaction experiments on networks. It allows researchers to rapidly design experiments using a flexible domain-specific language and provides researchers with immediate access to a diverse pool of online participants.

To cite usage of this software in an academic publication, please use the following:

McKnight, Mark E., and Nicholas A. Christakis. Breadboard. Computer software. Breadboard: Software for Online Social Experiments. Vers. 2. Yale University, 1 May 2016. Web.

Download and install

This program can be licensed free of charge for academic use.

Download package

Installation instructions for the following platforms:

Mac OS X Linux Windows

To cite usage of this software in an academic publication, please use the following:

McKnight, Mark E., and Nicholas A. Christakis. Breadboard. Computer software. Breadboard: Software for Online Social Experiments. Vers. 2. Yale University, 1 May 2016. Web.

If you are not affiliated with an academic institution but want to use Breadboard, please contact us.

Documentation

A full wiki is currently in active development at https://github.com/human-nature-lab/breadboard/wiki.

Video tutorials

Research

"Intermediate Levels of Social Fluidity Amplify Economic Growth and Mitigate Economic Inequality in Experimental Social Networks"

Nishi, Shirado, and Christakis

Sociological Science (November 30, 2015)

"Inequality and Visibility of Wealth in Experimental Social Networks"

Nishi et al

Nature (September 9, 2015)

"Static Network Structure Can Stabilize Human Cooperation"

Rand et al

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (December, 2014)

"Quality Versus Quantity of Social Ties in Experimental Cooperative Networks"

Shirado et al

Nature Communications (November, 2013)

"Dynamic Social Networks Promote Cooperation in Experiments with Humans"

Rand, Arbesman, and Christakis

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (November, 2011)

Contact us

Send us a message if you are not affiliated with an academic institution but would still like to use our software, or if you have any other questions.

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