In personal experience, many programs notionally or popularly perceived to be aimed or benefiting primarily minorities end up making me (white dude) better off as well, e.g. Section 8 housing assistance. I'm trying to identify data and research sources that either support or diminish this claim. [more inside]
What a Dickensian nightmare the Social Security system is! What is its "administrative message" document type, cited as "AM ###[date]" -- where can I find these -- and, if you are a practitioner, what if any force does it have? I have done a fairly diligent search, but maybe I'm out of it today, or maybe it's one of those things that's just part of the lore of a practice area.
I have an idea of what I think would be my ideal career set up (involving social, ethnographic and/or market research in China) , but am not too clear on the next steps to take. Can you help? [more inside]
For the first time ever, I've opened an account in Facebook and started using it. Wow...it has to be the greatest social research tool ever! Attitudes and opinions can be gauged without the presence of a social / market researcher. Facebook must be changing the landscape of advertising / social research beyond recognition. Moreover, it must be a political electioneers / pollsters dream. No more contrived focus groups.... Can anybody recommend some books or websites the delve into this?
What do market research/strategic consulting firms look for in an applicant? [more inside]
How do I turn my current (quite positive) experience with community work into (a) anthropological research pre-grad or (b) non-fiction writing? Or, how do you conduct research outside of the academy? [more inside]
I'm a social scientist heading off to do a year of field research, which will include lots and lots and lots of interviewing. What tools to you recommend to keep all your interviewees' data straight, and to show how they are connected to each other? [more inside]
How do I find contacts that work in corporate social responsibility at CISCO or other companies? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
How can I narrow down a search for a specific company in a foreign country (in this case Brazil). [more inside]
Defended the MA, it's on its way to being published. Great! Dissertation chair wants me to continue with the project, adding a qualitative/comparative component. Uh oh. [more inside]
Recent study showing that the person in a group who talks most is judged most knowledgeable by other members of the group. I read an article about this somewhere on the Web within the last three weeks, and now I can't find it again. Can you help?
Are there any academics who specialize in criticizing/studying academia? What are their names? [more inside]
[IHaveAnExamTodayFilter] I am a graduate student in social work. Today I have a midterm that will include questions on a few things I just cannot understand despite lectures, notes and a glossary. They include confidence level, confidence interval, standard deviation and margin or error. Can you explain this stuff to me, preferably in relation to one another? [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]