Juan C. Correa

Juan C. Correa
Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración · School of Business

PhD, Science

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Introduction
I am a behavioral data scientist. I combine several techniques from the behavioral sciences, such as psychology, economics, sociology, and business, with computational approaches from computer science, statistics, data-centric engineering, information systems research, and mathematics. This interdisciplinary set of skills allows me to model, understand, and predict human behavior differently.
Additional affiliations
November 2019 - December 2020
Prague University of Economics and Business
Position
  • Researcher
August 2017 - December 2018
National University of Colombia
Position
  • Lecturer
August 2015 - January 2021
Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2011 - April 2015
Simon Bolívar University
Field of study
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
July 2003 - July 2007
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, UCAB
Field of study
  • Structural Equation Modeling
October 1994 - July 2001
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, UCAB
Field of study
  • General Psychology

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Publications (71)
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Algorithms, data, and AI (ADA) technologies permeate most societies worldwide because of their proven benefits in different areas of life. Governments are the entities in charge of harnessing the benefits of ADA technologies above and beyond providing government services digitally. ADA technologies have the potential to transform the way government...
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Automated banking services rely on the so-called fintech technologies. These technologies, however, represent an opportunity to enhance financial inclu­ sion indicators among low-income customers. This paper aims to develop a new conceptual framework to analyse low-income consumers’ disposition to use auto­ mated banking services. The work consists...
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Managers know well the utility of business analytics for decision-making purposes.Nonetheless, quantitative scrutiny on the link between management and businessanalytics remains unexplored. We address this gap by combining bibliometric datacollection techniques with text mining and ego-centric network analyses followingreproducible research standar...
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Citations are often used as a metric of the impact of scientific publications. Here, we examine how the number of downloads from Sci-Hub as well as various characteristics of publications and their authors predicts future citations. Using data from 12 leading journals in economics, consumer research, neuroscience, and multidisciplinary research, we...
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Orientaciones para comprender por qué la ciencia de datos, el big data y la minería de datos resultan disciplinas muy prometedoras para redimensionar el alcance de la investigación académica en epidemiología.
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Purpose-Automated banking services rely on the so-called fintech technologies. These technologies, however, represents an opportunity to enhance financial inclusion indicators among low-income customers. This paper aims to develop a new conceptual framework to analyse low-income consumers' disposition to use automated banking services. Design/metho...
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Reducing global warming effects without jeopardizing economic prosperity demands the analysis of the link between these factors. Environmental degradation and economic growth are thought to be related in a non-linear manner, following an inverted-U pattern called the ‘Environmental Kuznets Curve’ (EKC). Despite the many studies seeking empirical su...
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Customer’s trust in vendors’ reputation is a key factor that facilitates economic transactions in e-commerce platforms. Although the trust-sales relationship is assumed robust and consistent, its empirical evidence remains neglected for Latin American countries. This work aims to provide a data-driven comprehensive framework for extracting valuable...
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This is a Spanish-written talk to be shared on September 21, 2021, in the First International Symposium on Measurement and Evaluation in Social and Health Sciences, organized by Universidad de La Sabana in Bogotá, Colombia.
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Based on what we know about thermodynamics of synergy, we explored the relationship between countries socio-cultural order (negentropy), estimated through their constitutions, indicators of Rule of Law and their academic development; with countries indicators of Free Energy (amount of useful work, productivity, socioeconomic health). The analysis o...
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Natural language as a data source is quite common in different divisions of psychology. Among the several ways to analyze the information conveyed by natural language, psychologists rarely use bipartite networks despite the strong potential that this network perspective has for enriching psychology's research toolbox. This opinion article aims to p...
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Esta presentación tiene como objetivos: 1) Enumerar algunos elementos que se consideran necesarios para la formación cientı́fica (alfabetización) de las futuras generaciones de psicólogos que desean hacer carrera profesional como investigadores y 2) presentar cuáles son algunos desafı́os y oportunidades para tal formación.
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Una charla que muestra algunas oportunidades y desafíos de Big Data para la psicología y la futura generación de psicólogos.
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Based on what we know about the thermodynamics of synergy, we explored the relationship between countries’ sociocultural order (negentropy), as estimated by their constitutions, academic development, and national indicators of their rule of law and free energy (specifically, their amount of useful work, productivity, and socioeconomic health). An a...
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This talk shows some tools that will help you in the process of deciding which journal(s) might be appropriate outlets for your work.
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Citations are often used as a metric of the impact of scientific publications. Here, we examine how the number of downloads from Sci-hub as well as various characteristics of publications and their authors predicts future citations. Using data from 12 leading journals in economics, consumer research, neuroscience, and multidisciplinary research, we...
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Purpose – This study conceptualizes food delivery services as service mix decisions (SMDs) and illustrates a data-driven approach for the analysis of customers’ written experiences. Design/methodology/approach – Web scraping, text mining techniques as well as multivariate statistics are combined to uncover the structure of the three tiers of SMD f...
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A common practice among clinical psychologists and other health professionals is the use of school-based sexual health promotion programs as a means for preventing sexually transmitted infections. A fundamental criterion for the designing and adaptation of these programs is the age of their target populations because limited education and language...
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Forced migration and displacement are two well-known results of internal armed conflicts of nations. A fundamental relationship associated with these humanitarian movements is the one entailing the link between the geographical distance travelled by migrants and their economic well-being. As such a link remains unstudied in previous works, its empi...
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In a recent round table organized by the Santa Fe Institute, the complexity of commerce captured the attention of those interested in understanding how complex systems science can be applicable for settings where consumers and providers interact. Despite the usefulness of applied complexity for commerce-related phenomena, few works have attempted t...
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Cyberbehavior, as the object of study of cyberpsychology, refers to the set of human behaviors that require an electronic device with Internet access to interact with other persons in both synchronous and asynchronous ways. Although the first studies of cyberbehavior took place with the popularization of the so-called “Social Web", few works focus...
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Latin America was fundamental in the intellectual formation of the founders of modern biology (e.g. Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Bates and William D. Hamilton), but these pioneers directed their findings primarily to a European audience. Only later did European ethological influence reach Argentina, Brazil, M...
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This article proposes the use of computationally efficient inverse regression Bayesian method for analysis of tweet propagation of political messages. Our example focuses on the Colombian case, though our method can be used in any election where social media messaging has a direct impact on political outcomes. We find strong evidence that politicia...
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A taken-for-granted factor that facilitates the economic transactions in E-commerce platforms is the customer's trust in vendors' reputation. The empirical evaluation targeting the statistical consistency of the trust-sales relationship, however, remains neglected in the literature. As an exploratory attempt of filling this gap, we provide a data-d...
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This data article contains data regarding the collaborative consumption that takes place in an Online Food Delivery Platform that connects restaurants owners, and customers who wish to order meals and receive them at home or office. These data are associated with the article “Evaluation of Collaborative consumption of food delivery services through...
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The so-called index of economic complexity, based on nations' exports, was initially proposed as an alternative to traditional macroeconomic metrics just as the scientific productivity of countries which has also been deemed as a better predictor of economic growth. Adequate scrutiny to the relationship between these two factors, however, remains l...
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The accumulation of knowledge required to produce economic value is a process that often relates to nations economic growth. Some decades ago many authors, in the absence of other available indicators, used to rely on certain measures of human capital such as years of schooling, enrollment rates, or literacy. In this paper, we show that the predict...
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This is a presentation that I expect to share with local colleagues in the next 2019 Colombian Congress of Psychology to be held in the City of Barranquilla.
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A brief overview of the scientific research on Artificial Intelligence
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Online food delivery services rely on urban transportation to alleviate customers' burden of traveling in highly dense cities. As new business models, these services exploit user-generated contents to promote collaborative consumption among its members. This study aims to evaluate the impact of traffic conditions (through the use of Google Maps API...
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Cyberbehavior, as the object of study of cyberpsychology, refers to the set of human behaviors that require an electronic device with Internet access to interact with other persons in both synchronous and asynchronous way. Although the first studies of cyberbehavior took place with the popularization of the so-called “Social Web”, few works focus o...
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This Rdataset was used to analyze the results reported in the work titled: "Cyberbehavior: A Bibliometric Analysis"
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Esta presentación fue realizada en el centro de investigación "Mente, Cerebro y Comportamiento" (CIMCYC) de la Universidad de Granada el 10 de noviembre de 2018
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Esta charla presenta dos casos de estudio que ilustra el uso de las redes sociales para analizar dos formas de consumo: consumo ideológico en campañas electorales y consumo colaborativo en plataformas de domicilios. Ambos casos se toman como ejemplo para mencionar los retos que plantea esta forma de investigación para la comunidad de psicólogos. La...
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El fenómeno del abstencionismo electoral deja en evidencia el poco interés que tiene la población por ejercer su derecho al voto y elegir a sus gobernantes, afectando con ello la legitimidad de las democracias, puesto que cuando se presenta baja participación electoral, se atenta contra el postulado fundamental de la democracia que es ser el gobier...
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A peace agreement was recently subjected to a plebiscite as a solution to finish the Colombian armed conflict. With 62.57% of abstention, 18.44% of the Colombian electorate rejected this agreement. This paper aims to propose a methodological approach that shows how to linguistically analyze peace agreements as political products that are acceptable...
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The accumulation of knowledge required to produce economic value is a process that often relates to nations economic growth. Such a relationship, however, is misleading when the proxy of such accumulation is the average years of education. In this paper, we show that the predictive power of this proxy started to dwindle in 1990 when nations schooli...
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This article has the purpose of establishing which are the variables that allow explaining the behavior of the SJR between 2014 and 2016, for the journals indexed in Scopus. To do this, journals that had a SJR value greater than eight in 2016 were selected, that is, 103 of the 22,231. For the analysis, a model of standard errors corrected for panel...
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A brief guidance on how to write a scientific paper from a data scientist point of view.
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Surveys and experiments are the standard data sources for consumer behavior research. As a consequence, few studies illustrate the relevance of social networks as a third data source. The aim of this paper is to provide a rationale on why social networks can be both scientifically useful and socially relevant for consumer research. The urban mobili...
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Surveys and experiments are the standard data sources for consumer behavior research. As a consequence, few studies illustrate the relevance of social networks as a third data source. The aim of this paper is to provide a rationale on why social networks can be both scientifically useful and socially relevant for consumer research. The urban mobili...
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Una charla acerca de los preprints como medios para acelerar la visibilidad de los trabajos científicas, antes de que sean aceptados en revistas arbitradas e indexadas.
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A proposed solution to finish the Colombian armed conflict was recently subjected to a plebiscite. Colombians had to support or reject the idea of ceasing the fire and mutual hostilities between the government and guerrilla group “FARC-EP”, along with other socio-economic reforms. Given a 62.57% of abstention, the solution was rejected by only 18.4...
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Una charla dirigida a estudiantes de pregrado en psicología para introducir la noción de Sistemas Complejos Sociales.
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Despite the popularity of online food ordering services (OFOS) few studies have attempted to understand their value in everyday life. A common motivation for using these services is their convenience for customers since they allow them to avoid traffic jams or traffic congestion in highly dense cities. Is heavy traffic related with patterns of onli...
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Snapchat offers a distinctive feature from other social networks in that its users control the visibility of the contents they share with others by defining how long these contents may be available. Snapchat is changing the way men and women perceive online information privacy and content management. This paper aims to illustrate the relevance of s...
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This is one of the research products associated to my 2016 institutional research project, titled ”Exploring consumers’ transportation mode choice as patterns of urban mobility”. My Colleague Diana Forero will present this in the next ACR Latin American Conference, 2017. We expect to publish a more extended paper of this topic soon.
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Consumer psychology research is said to have a narrow scope but consumer psychologists might extend it by studying urban mobility as a relevant topic of the Transformative Consumer Research. We show an example where decision trees and geo-spatial analyses stand for alternative ways for consumers classification based on their mobility patterns.
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The spatio-temporal dimension related to mobility and transportation can facilitate or inhibit the physical access to health services. The organization of transportation systems affects travel times to health services as well as individuals’ desired mobility as it makes less attractive for them to take additional routes for reaching health center....
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The valence-space metaphor posits that emotion concepts map onto vertical space such that positive concepts are in upper locations and negative in lower locations. Whilst previous studies have demonstrated this pattern for positive and negative emotions e.g. ‘joy’ and ‘sadness’, the spatial location of neutral emotions e.g. ‘surprise’ has not been...
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Propagation of political ideologies in social networks has shown a notorious impact on voting behavior. Both the contents of the messages (the ideology) and the politicians' influence on their online audiences (their followers) have been associated with such an impact. Here we evaluate which of these factors exerted a major role in deciding elector...
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By employing overly simple rules for mimicking driving behavior in urban traffic, it can be seen a synergistic effect between motorists and motorcyclists in an agent-based environment. When motorcyclists ride in between the available space of stopped or slow-moving vehicles, motorists are forced to reduce their lane-changing maneuvers without affec...
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(English abstract / Full text in Spanish) Media use in classrooms favors the development of critical thinking by generating a more meaningful learning, with greater dialogue, socialization and problematization of knowledge between students and teachers. This paper assesses the effect of media use in classrooms on the development of critical thinkin...
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This paper illustrates what psychologists can do and learn from the use of intelligent agent-based simulations, in combination with experimental designs, in order to model the behavioral interaction of motorists and motorcyclists in urban traffic, when motorcyclists ride in between the lanes of slow-moving or stopped vehicles. The results of the co...
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Automotive traffic is a classical example of a complex system, being the simplest case the homogeneous traffic where all vehicles are of the same kind, and using different means of transportation increases complexity due to different driving rules and interactions between each vehicle type. In particular, when motorcyclists drive in between the lan...
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By employing overly simple rules for mimicking driving behavior in urban traffic, it can be seen a synergistic effect between motorists and motorcyclists in an agent-based environment. When motorcyclists ride in between the available space of stopped or slow-moving vehicles, motorists are forced to reduce their lane-changing maneuvers without affec...
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Data mining revealed a cluster of economic, psychological, social and cultural indicators that in combination predicted corruption and wealth of European nations. This prosperity syndrome of self-reliant citizens, efficient division of labor, a sophisticated scientific community, and respect for the law, was clearly distinct from that of poor count...
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Background: Emotion words/concepts can be mapped onto space such that positive one are placed in upper locations and negative ones in lower locations. Although this pattern is clear for positive and negative emotions such as ‘joy’ and ‘sadness’, respectively, the location in space of ambivalent emotions such as ‘surprise’ has not been investigated....
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CONTEXT The valence-space metaphor posits that emotions map onto space with positive concepts in upper locations and negative ones in lower locations. Whilst previous studies have demonstrated this pattern for positive and Design. For the rating task the IVs were participant (P), language (L), gender (G), handedness (H), age (A), word (W) and word...
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(Spanish abstract) La investigación consiste en un experimento monte carlo para evaluar la adecuación de seis reglas descritas como “estrategias de evaluación” establecidas sobre la base del uso combinado de dos índices de ajuste absoluto (RMSEA y SRMR) y dos de ajuste incremental (CFI y TLI) para sustentar la decisión de aceptar como válida la est...
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(English abstract): The thesis presents the development of an agent-based model to analize the effects of motorcycle lane-sharing on motorists’ behavior as it occurs at Francisco Fajardo highway in the city of Caracas. The results show that: i) the presence of motorcyclists makes motorists reduce their frequency of lane changes while increases thei...
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The purpose of this paper is twofold. Firstly, it highlights the relevance of a teaching perspective on the benefits of employing quantitative indicators to prepare an adequate literature review for theses in engineering graduate programs. Secondly, it contrasts the teaching perspective with the results obtained from an opinion questionnaire from a...
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El uso de modelos de ecuaciones estructurales exige la comprensión de diversas operaciones y conceptos básicos asociados con la teoría clásica de los tests, la teoría de distribución asintótica y algunas aplicaciones del algebra matricial a la estadística inferencial, en el contexto de la contrastación de hipótesis teóricas. El propósito del presen...

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The latest developments in RStudio allow you to write your papers in Latex by compiling all documents components in Sweave. In principle, this is a very good idea because it allows you to embed your statistical analyses and graphs into the same document, but... do you think it is practical? Can an author submit a paper with figures and tables compiled directly in Sweave?
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I'm working on a methodological approach to validate multiagent simulations of urban traffic at semaphorized intersection.
Validation is oriented toward statistical differences between real and simulated traffic situations.
I want to include both normative and non-normative drivers in MAS simulation.
Ideas and suggestions are welcome

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Culturally adapt and evaluate the performance of a sexual health promotion intervention in young Colombians aged between 15 and 19 years.
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Network Science provides a set of robust concepts and methods to understand complex systems. The applications of Network Science to the analysis of online consumer behavior remains little explored. This project aims to show the use of Network Science to a set of textual data resulting from what consumers say on online food delivery platform.