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Richenda comments on Why we should be doing more systematic research - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Richenda  (EA Profile) 15 March 2018 10:14:30PM 5 points [-]

I've been thinking for awhile that there's a surprising lack of historical research in EA. I mean not that surprising given the dominance of STEM backgrounds, but rather in the sense that it's such an obviously useful tool to exploit.

Comment author: Jamie_Harris 20 March 2018 08:43:25PM 1 point [-]

Is there a community / FB group for people with backgrounds or research interests in History within EA? There have been quite a few times when this has come up and it might be good to share ideas and collaborate.

Examples: I'm thinking primarily within Effective Animal Advocacy (Sentience Institute's study of the British antislavery movement; ACE discontinuing their social studies project; technology adoption being considered as a precedent for clean meat e.g. by Sentience Institute and Paul Shapiro) but this would also apply to other fields. The systematic approach described in the post above seems to correlate more closely with the approach Holden and others took at OPP than it does the studies done in the Effective Animal Advocacy sphere.

Comment author: Richenda  (EA Profile) 26 March 2018 05:32:25AM 0 points [-]

I haven't heard of anything, I'm afraid.