With Cornell grants, faculty launch social sciences researchHow will the rise in sea levels due to climate change affect the fiscal health of U.S. cities? Can virtual reality help architects “try out” a building’s design before construction has even started? How do social processes affect artificial intelligence in high-stakes areas such as sentencing for criminals and job applications? These are a few of the questions Cornell’s social science faculty are exploring this fall, thanks to funding from the Institute for the Social Sciences (ISS). The ISS’s Fall 2018 Small Grant Awards are designed to support faculty as they develop new research and seek external funding.
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The experimental method, having conquered the whole domain of nature and of life, is pressing forward to the highest reaches of thought itself.
— Edward B. Titchener, Chair, Department of Psychology, 1895-1927