Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsThe last article is one that I'm part of that came out about a year ago in Science, and this is an attempt by a bunch of us across fields– and a lot of the fields in this room – to articulate the problem and articulate some possible ways forward for dealing with these problems.
Skip to 0 minutes and 21 secondsWe've organized an initiative called BITSS to sort of communicate across fields. In some ways this course is like the fruit of that effort, because we've had multiple meetings, we've presented to each other, we've learned each other's literatures, and I think there is this coalescing around a set of ideas that are common problems, and possibly common solutions across the social sciences. So you guys will hopefully benefit from some of the learning that's happened between economics and psychology, psychology and political science, bio stats and economics.
Articulating the problem and possible ways forward
Fortunately, there is a growing movement of researchers attempting to understand the causes of the problem and working together across disciplines to develop solutions. The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, or BITSS, is one part of this movement attempting to provide leadership and guidance for the scientific community.
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