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And moreover, how to do so outside of one's own discipline? I realize the burden of entry is necessarily high in this kind of case, but if I have a literature search, discussion, and conclusion written, followed by tentative methodology proposal, would that be enough to 'shop around' to researchers in relevant fields?

(background: I am working in the humanities, although before switching tracks I'd gotten a BS in cognitive and perceptual psychology, with 3+ years of experience working in a human factors lab. However, having kept up with other fields after switching to humanities, I've noticed some implications in a biomedical paper; I've emailed authors in and around that topic, and while there's some interest, no one's in a position to experimentally follow up.)

  • What are you trying to accomplish? Why do you need them? Is the research question in humanities or biomedicine? – Azor Ahai -him- Apr 30 at 21:02
  • the research question is in biomedicine, although it uses biomedical findings to point out a potential application drawn from the anthropological + public health literature; I need them because the question must be answered using biomedical tools to which I do not have access (or the training to use); I am trying to accomplish an empirical corroboration or disproof of this potential application. – kheironiscus Apr 30 at 21:11

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