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Working in the field presents unique problems for researchers. Scientists must learn how to navigate cultural differences, safety issues and geographic barriers when they go into the field, alongside their usual data-collection and analysis responsibilities. Check out Nature’s collection on fieldwork for help, advice and coverage of these issues.
Decision scientists have identified remedies for various cognitive biases that distort climate-change risk perceptions. Researchers must now use the same empirical methods to identify strategies for reproducing — in the tumult of the real world — results forged in the tranquillity of their labs.