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Auto-methods and auto-meta-methods of successful people?

So Descartes got a lot of things right (and a lot of things wrong), but, arguably, he had vast impact on all science that came after him. He was successful. And, not a ton, but a little bit, he tries to explicitly communicate the method by which he got his results. So, not just the steps he took to get his results, but the method that generated the steps... [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 13, 2016 - 6 answers

Bird experiments for six-year-olds?

Can you help me come up with some bird-related experiments or projects for six-year-olds that teach a simple version of the scientific method? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Apr 20, 2016 - 17 answers

Different Ways of Thinking

Are there books that explore different schemas or ways to make decisions? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 21, 2015 - 11 answers

What is the best way to distinguish between 'method' and 'methodology'?

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]
posted by fishingforthewhale on Sep 4, 2014 - 2 answers

Help us with a good title and decor for 4th grade science fair project

We can't figure out a good title for my daughter's Science Fair Project. The school wants the 4th grade children to basically do the whole project at home with guidance from the parents. My daughter's experiment is on why apples turn brown and she is learning about why the lemon juice worked (learning about acids and bases, etc.) The poster board we will use will have a title on it. The teacher wants us to think of a good title, and it does not necessarily have to be the question, "Why do apples turn brown". It can be a clever, or interesting title that goes with the experiment. At first we thought about, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But then we thought it was too long, and it also might be presumed that her project is about apples and how they are healthy. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 24, 2014 - 20 answers

Why Write for x Hours Every Day? What Then?

A number of sources suggest that writers write for x number of minutes a day. I wrote for 30min/day for 2 months, but stopped because I could not determine a benefit. In addition, I was (and remain) totally unclear on what one is supposed to do with the writing afterward: read it (if yes, soon after writing, or later)? Edit it (if yes, again, soon after writing, or later)? And for what purposes? I hope some established writers can direct me in the proper use of this tool, or debunk it in favor of another method. If it helps, I am writing creative non-fiction, travel narrative, etc.
posted by derward on Jun 24, 2013 - 24 answers

Reverse dictionary request

IS there a word for that method of counting where you draw four lines, then draw a diagonal when you get to five, and start a new group at six..?
posted by Abinadab on Jan 11, 2013 - 10 answers

need to learn how to shop best for the whole family

Ask advice from Moms (could be dads) who do clothes shopping for the whole family (kids, yourself, spouse). If you don't have a lot of time to shop and you want to try to find good deals, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by akomom on Sep 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Recommended progressive piano studies for adult beginners. which are interesting but easy, eg Bartok’s Mikrokosmos.

Recommended progressive piano studies for adult beginners. which are interesting but easy, eg Bartok’s Mikrokosmos. I have been learning how to play piano for a couple of months, practicing around an hour a day. Until recently I have been resigned to playing kids method books, grade 1 ABRSM pieces, scale books and adult all in one tuition books which are too heavy on folk tunes and blues for my liking. But then I stumbled upon Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, which is a set of progressive studies, from complete beginner up. The studies are interesting, melodic, discordant, emotional, jazzy. Perfect. I am hungry more just like it. Is there such a thing as a contemporary set of progressive of studies for complete beginners, which are melodically interesting. Or am I cutting corners?
posted by choppyes on Jul 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Stanislavski handbook?

I'm trying to recall a book I read in college about The Method, as in Stanislavski. I'm pretty certain it's not "An Actor Prepares", but I could be wrong. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by war wrath of wraith on Mar 6, 2012 - 8 answers

What looks good with #AFC398?

Programmers: know any good algorithms for picking colors, modifying colors or choosing colors that go well together? This is specifically for code. I'm NOT looking for apps that let you choose colors. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Can abortion be this easy?

I watched the very good film "Vera Drake" the other day, and have a question about Vera's method of abortion. It seems she injected a mixture of water, soap, and what I think is disinfectant into the woman's uterus with a bulb syringe. Is this really enough to make a woman lose her baby? Not that I plan on trying this at home, mind you- I'm just curious.
posted by shelayna on Dec 20, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I download a Mythbusters clip from YouTube?

Where can I get a clip from a specific Mythbusters episode to use for a third grade class on the scientific method? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Nov 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Blind Taste Test of Brewing Methods

Has anyone ever heard of a blind taste test for coffee preperation methods? [more inside]
posted by sourbrew on Oct 13, 2010 - 11 answers

One Organizationl System to rule them all/ One System to find them/ One System to bring them all/ and in the madness bind them

Organizational Filter: Looking for core Systems/Philosophies and "build-around" tools to radically self-organize my Personal Life & Creative Projects. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Book recommendations on the study of the scientific method.

I'm looking for suggestions for books that either general introductions or academic or school texts on topics like the proper design of scientific studies and experiments, the correct use scientific method and critical thinking as related to science and the errors usually associated with these. I'm looking for books that treat these topics with a little more rigor than the average popular science bestseller. Thanks.
posted by sk381 on Feb 3, 2010 - 5 answers

That sounds "Polly Wolly Crappy!"

Guitar teacher filter: What's the best contemporary guitar method book for beginning (younger) guitar students? [more inside]
posted by hector horace on May 31, 2009 - 4 answers

is this hungarian DGSM method going to help my new-born niece ?

is this hungarian DGSM method going to help my new-born niece ? Long story short : my niece is about six weeks old, did a cardio-respiratory arrest in her first day, is finally able to breathe without a machine. Now here comes the hungarian chapter of this story : [more inside]
posted by Baud on May 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Just say No to kids

Please share your experiences with the rhythm method... [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Mar 11, 2009 - 26 answers

What would migrating an Outlook Exchange email system with Google's business Gmail?

What would migrating an Outlook Exchange email system with Google's business Gmail? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Feb 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for an engaging, well-written book that explains scientific thinking

Looking for an engaging, well-written book that explains scientific thinking [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 5, 2008 - 30 answers

Physical cut-ups: Making Frankenstein vinyl records and books

I want to physically cut-up vinyl records and books into pieces, which I will then glue back together in various, alternate combinations. What are the best methods of doing this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Van Morrison sample

Calling all Van Morrison fanatics. I'm trying to identify a sample of music used at the end song "A town called Paradise" on the album "No guru, no method, no teacher". I can't upload the music here (don't know how) but the sample appears 5 minutes and 18 seconds into the song. It's driving me mad cos I heard the piece before, many years ago and I can't place it. [more inside]
posted by dooabledawg on Oct 28, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I fast track my way into consulting?

How do I fast track my way into consulting? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 27, 2007 - 8 answers

a box inside a box inside a box inside a box

I've already got the xmas gift figured out, now I'm trying to figure out how to give it...so what are some creative/clever/funny ways you've given gifts? [more inside]
posted by 777 on Dec 12, 2006 - 26 answers

Help me, Mr. Piano Man

Bad pianohabitfilter [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Dec 16, 2005 - 10 answers

Angering Bulls

Regarding rodeo: How do they make bulls angry enough to want to kick and jump and run around to get a guy off his back? Specific method or general torture?
posted by bob sarabia on Aug 16, 2004 - 10 answers

How do you find your keys?

I lost my car keys Saturday. I remember walking out of the van, patting my pockets, and thinking "huh. Must have tossed them in my bag." Checked later and no keys.

What's your key-finding methodology?
posted by mecran01 on Jun 28, 2004 - 26 answers

Resources for learning how to draw?

i've always wanted to learn how to draw. i picked up drawing on the right side of the brain for reasons i don't remember (it was on my amazon wishlist for a long time), but are there any other books/methods anyone can suggest for someone who wants to learn to draw?
posted by callicles on Mar 29, 2004 - 20 answers

What's the best way to dice an onion?

What's the best way to dice an onion? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Jan 4, 2004 - 23 answers

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