Search for questions for which State of K users have already built study lists.
Or answer a new question by using our platform to quickly find all the studies that examine your question.
Do you think an important question is not being addressed correctly in the news? Build a list of studies on that question (or a set of questions) and share your list on social media.
We also promote State of K among decision-makers and influential scholars and researchers, and to the public at large. We want to help you influence public debate with the best available data.
Are you concerned that a question on State of K might lead readers to a conclusion you are skeptical of? Or do you want to bring attention to a new dimension of a question? Submit what we call a "question to consider". These are questions that you want readers of a particular question to also consider.
You submit your additional question and then create a list of studies for it. Links to "questions to consider" appear on the sidebar of a study list.
You may come across a study that you know has been critiqued or wholly debunked.
Use State of K to submit that critique so whenever that study appears on our platform, the critique will appear as well.
If you are aware of an important study that is missing from an existing list, you can manually enter the study details to add it to the list. We encourage researchers to add their latest work if it directly examines a question.
Our algorithms also recommend studies that may examine a question. Any registered State of K user can add a relevant study to the list.
Many of the questions that inform our most important decisions have been studied extensively. But finding those studies - let alone understanding all their technical jargon - is too hard. The result is that people rely on uninformed opinion, ideologically biased or financially interested sources, or just plain poorly supported information. State of K seeks to solve this problem.
We start from the premise that the best available answer to an empirical question is a synthesis of all the studies that examined that question. We try to make gathering and understanding these studies as easy as possible in order to promote better decision-making in government, in investment, in childcare and in every other area that can benefit from empirical research.