I have a lot of female friends. Lately, a number of them have begun giving me romantic vibes. I have never dated a friend in my entire life - I have often become
friends with people I dated, but never the other way around. How do I pursue this type of thing? (Snowflake details inside.) [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01
on Jan 2, 2013 -
Help me to philosophically pigeon-hole what I take to be the methodological
views of many professors in my economics department. Then help me to explore that and other pigeon-holes. [more inside]
posted by mister_kaupungister
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Does anyone remember a group survey print-off designed to be left out to anonymously collect opinion? It was a graphic design/sociology piece, and it made the blog rounds a couple years ago... [more inside]
posted by tapesonthefloor
on Mar 14, 2012 -
Please point me to quality books, articles, etc which argue both for and against the use of quantitative research techniques in the social sciences, particularly in political science and public policy. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk
on Sep 28, 2010 -
I am having an embarrassingly difficult time replacing an HP 4600 Laserjet printer. What is your methodology for selecting a high-volume laser printer? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Aug 31, 2010 -
In, Out, Shake-it-all about... I need a methodology and/or software application (for analyzing differing input, storage and output concepts) that I can hand on a silver-platter to my analysts... [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe
on Sep 1, 2009 -
(1) When doing an inter-rater reliability study, does Rater A always have to be paired with Rater B, and Rater C with Rater D, etc? Or can Rater A be paired with Rater B sometimes and Rater C other times?
(2) When trying to determine the appropriate sample size for this kind of study, is the N based on the total number of subjects rated, or on the number of subjects each pair of raters rates?
posted by kenberkun
on Jun 16, 2007 -
I'm going to do some online social research and am investigating methods. I've ordered this
book and to supplement I am looking for the best articles, reference lists or even journals on online social science research methodology. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on May 28, 2007 -
I'm looking for suggestions which will help me develop a more disciplined attitude toward my creative endeavors. [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose
on Oct 31, 2006 -
I am a research assistant for a project that involves studying participants in a website for a particular deviant sexuality. I think my research methodology is unethical, but my supervisor disagrees. What can I do? Is the internet a public or private place? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 27, 2005 -
Why do so many contests ask a stupid "skill-testing" question?
posted by randomstriker
on Aug 24, 2005 -
Are national political polls that make use of random sample populations adjusted to account for the differences in overall population distribution throughout the US (in other words, do national political pollsters typically use some methodology to appropriately weigh responses from poll respondents depending on whether they live in more densely or less densely populated regions)?
posted by all-seeing eye dog
on Aug 3, 2005 -
Sometime in the last 2 years (I think!) there was a meme going around about a military theorist (from the 50's?) who came up with a rule set for fighter pilots. The idea was a fighter pilot was supposed to go around and around with these four(?) rules. Something like "assess / analyze / ?? / shoot" or something! Does anyone know who this is is, where I can get more info and the precise rule set?
posted by wtfwjd?
on Jul 6, 2005 -
Software Development Methodology/Process
. I am seeking advice/resources/experiences which could improve a small software company's ability to deliver quality software on time and on budget and the lives of the people who work there. [+] [more inside]
posted by kenaman
on Dec 22, 2004 -