I would like to be able to understand, and explain articulately to colleagues and students should the need arise, the distinction between these two terms. [more inside]
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]
StatsFilter: How do I compare the means of an individual at three different points? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I need help finding research to inform research that I'm doing. [more inside]
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...
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]
How stupid are these surveys about American stupidity? [more inside]
(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? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for suggestions which will help me develop a more disciplined attitude toward my creative endeavors. [more inside]
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]
Why do so many contests ask a stupid "skill-testing" question?
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)?
What is the name and method of the military theorist who had a 4-part(?) hueristic for fighter pilots?
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?
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]