What We Do

Mission Statement:

The Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Inc. (QSIDE) brings the vanguard of quantitative methods together with expertise from the social sciences, humanities, and arts to discover the impact and scope of injustices, and partners with grassroots activist organizations to build solutions to remedy them.

Vision Statement:

We work for a world in which all people, regardless of who they are, how they appear, or how they identify, are enabled equally, respected universally, empowered inclusively, and valued equitably.

What Drives Us:

Co-founded in April, 2019 by Chad Topaz and Jude Higdon, QSIDE brings the vanguard of quantitative approaches to bear on social justice issues in order to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity.

Civil rights leader, educator, and investigative journalist Ida B. Wells said that “the way to right wrongs is to shine the light of truth upon them.” QSIDE’s approach is built on this idea. By bringing quantitative expertise together with expertise from the social sciences, humanities, and arts, we discover the impact and scope of injustices and build solutions to remedy them.

To achieve our goals, we have a four-fold strategy:

  • Build capacity for collaborative research via skills trainings, research conferences, and community building opportunities for quantitative scientists and social justice experts from other fields
  • Incubate, conduct, and disseminate cross-disciplinary quantitative social justice research
  • Inform the public through data transparency and sharing
  • Leverage our discoveries through partnerships with individuals and organizations empowered to act

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