Take our GRIT survey: Data-X students create Berkeley Index for Tenacity (BIT)


April 23, 2020


Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance (1)

“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”

Samuel Johnson

A famous quote by Samuel Johnson explains how perseverance is a better indicator of success than any other strength. A team of students in SCET’s Data-X course developed an index to quantify grit and recently launched a preliminary survey to the public. 

Over the past few weeks, with the support of mentors at SCET, Project BIT built a research-backed state of the art tool which quantifies Perseverance and Passion by surveying users with select questions. BIT (Berkeley Index for Tenacity) provides users with a visual analysis of their primary component GRIT and fundamental sub-components: passion, perseverance, courage, resilience, and conscientiousness. Apart from visualizations, the team will eventually provide specific recommendations to improve a user’s grit and track their progress. 

Consider taking the survey to help Project BIT. It should only take a few minutes. 

The team anticipates that the final deliverable will be open very soon, and you can be the first one to try it out when they launch!