Where can I find specific international legal cases? What are some good resources to turn to when you only have the nature of the case in mind? [more inside]
posted by apfel
on Oct 12, 2006 -
To what extent do political organisations in the US use religious issues to manipulate the electorate? Ideas for political research -US perspective please! [more inside]
posted by Flamingoroad
on Oct 3, 2006 -
Recommendations for web research software please. I need to research several items a day, which arrive in email, or arise during the course of conversation, or during the course of other research. I need to track such items, record our current disposition, stance on the issue, record research underway, attach documents, links, analysis documents, slideshows, etc. [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe
on Oct 2, 2006 -
I've heard astronomy has given us great insights about basic physics (and could be seen as a form of basic physics research). What technologies do we have today that can trace their gensis to astronomical findings?
posted by phrontist
on Sep 29, 2006 -
Looking for 2006 stats or reports on weblog tool market share. Ideally include installed systems like MovableType and hosted platforms like TypePad.
posted by will
on Sep 22, 2006 -
Does anyone know of the research paper (study) where they had people do a day-old crossword and they claimed that those people were able to solve those easier than new crossword puzzles? I saw it referenced in "Waking Life" and was wondering if it were a real paper.
posted by tasty
on Sep 16, 2006 -
OK, so I'm sitting here with one of my buddies, talking about his research, and we realized that we know the word for "of or relating to mice" (murine), and the word for "of and related to cow" (bovine), but have no clue what the word for "of or related to rat" is. And after what we thought of as a pretty comprehensive web search (including this very good Google Answer
), we're no closer to an answer. Anyone know what the word we're looking for is?
posted by delfuego
on Sep 16, 2006 -
Looking at starting a business in the spring. How should I organize my thoughts/plans/ideas? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Sep 8, 2006 -
Animal research... I have tried to have an intelligent convo with my boyfriend about animal research. He's all for it and me, not so much. I understand open-heart surgery and and drug testing but I dont really like the behavioral stuff.... [more inside]
posted by beccaj
on Sep 1, 2006 -
GradSchoolAnxietyFilter: I have no research experience. How do I describe my research plan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 29, 2006 -
I am writing a book - a non-academic, non-fiction book. I am using lots of academic materials as sources, and generally I simply mention the source in the text when I am quoting directly - or summarizing an original idea contained in the source (I use footnotes when the attribution requires more info and interrupts the flow of the story I am telling.)
I am, of course, especially concerned with the issue of plagiarism - I am keeping my notes tidy, attributing as above, and otherwise following the various rules I've read in the different handbooks for academic writing I've studied.
But here are two questions....
posted by soulbarn
on Aug 25, 2006 -
Can anyone suggest some approaches that can be used to do market research on a niche market aside from directly contacting the customers in that market and asking the relevant questions? I'll explain in more detail... [more inside]
posted by maldrin
on Aug 23, 2006 -
How do I come up with a scientific theory to explain complex phenomena? My area of research is medicine, but I'm interested in the opinions of all flavors of scientists. [more inside]
posted by lunchbox
on Aug 3, 2006 -
So I'm an undergrad working on my honors thesis, and the deadline is disconcertingly soon. (less than a month!) and I still can't get my sample size large enough! How can I recruit children ages 8-18 with ADHD with school out? I've already asked all the kids at the practice I'm associated with. Any suggestions, especially ones that would work quickly are much appreciated. I'd like to begin data analysis within a week to be able to start writing. Target number of kids: 10-15 more [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Jul 28, 2006 -
StatsFilter: Evidence challenging/contradicting conventional controlled/placebo trials? [more inside]
posted by pallen123
on Jul 25, 2006 -
What's the best way to locate scholarly writing and analysis of a given piece of classical music? [more inside]
posted by agropyron
on Jul 24, 2006 -
How much research is being conducted that never crosses the language barrier into English and/or how long does it typically take research to disseminate into English-speaking journals? [more inside]
posted by trey
on Jul 19, 2006 -
How do I catalogue (somewhat informally) a stack of letters, articles, photos and cassettes. I don't have any specialized software other than good old Excel and that MS database program (Access?). Thank you, fellow office zombies! [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman
on Jul 17, 2006 -
Where can I access back issues (or copies thereof) of the expensive, limited-run Visionaire magazine? Can you recommend any libraries that have extensive collections of fashion publications? [more inside]
posted by pantufla
on Jul 14, 2006 -
Biology Research Filter: How do you make your own TMB substrate solution for use with an ELISA kit? [more inside]
posted by sicem07
on Jul 6, 2006 -
I'm going on a spur-of-the-moment 1½ day trip to Manitoba to visit relatives I have never met before and do genealogical research. How can I make the best of such a short time? What preparations should I make beforehand? [more inside]
posted by rinkjustice
on Jun 7, 2006 -
My employer recently banned listening to music at work. Anyone know of any research related to the effects music has at the workplace? [more inside]
posted by rhyax
on May 26, 2006 -
I need your help. I'm a licensed acupuncturist and a herbalist. I have been involved in many out reach programs in the past. My goal was to reach out to as many immigrant groups with no to low health insurance coverage and educating them of available resources. The unique experience came working with the Korean community in New York City. This group tends to have such a high stomach cancer rate and about 70% of the patient population I came in contact with tested positive for H. pylori. The standard of treatment for H. pylori is course of antibiotic drugs. I don't know if you guys are aware but if you don't have health insurance to cover for these meds, it cost about $300 out of pocket expense.
So, my thing is this - I wanted to set up a research program using simple herbs that are readily available and in low cost. I know nothing about setting up a research program. What do I need to do and who do I need to talk to? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
posted by haesung
on May 25, 2006 -
What experiments have been carried out where animals perform better
than us at particular cognitive tasks? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 9, 2006 -
As medical doctor I want to follow some postgraduate studies related to health (good if in research) so I can be in tracks in two or three years [more inside]
posted by zouhair
on May 4, 2006 -
Researching World of Warcraft: I'm a graduate student studying online communication and social organization. I'm very interested in analyzing the chat interactions that happen in WoW. So far as I can tell, however, there's no way to save a transcript of the chat window. Is there any way to capture these interactions? [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on May 1, 2006 -
I find it interesting to peruse The Wallace Foundation and The Rand Corporation papers and research, what other "think tank" organizations should I look at?
posted by bigmusic
on Apr 16, 2006 -
AskMeFi Physics folk: How do astronomers account for the temporal distinctiveness of their galactic subjects in their calculations?
I understand that observations of the red shift of quasars delinates a speed increase in the expansion of the universe - yet my brain explodes when I try to understand how the enormous expanse of time
is factored into these models. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 9, 2006 -
Abstract/academic-filter: How do various disciplines quantify unspoken implications or mutual understandings? Lingustics, social sciences, anything! [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint
on Apr 6, 2006 -
If you wanted to track down someone you knew from an online community, given only a username, how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by jojopizza
on Mar 26, 2006 -
Of all the organizations, why is it the American Psychological Association that sets style guidelines? (I know there are others, such as the MLA.) [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Mar 17, 2006 -
Why is Blackstrap Molasses so high in minerals? Extended research (both internet and olde-fashioned) have failed to answer this question - I even emailed a molasses producer but didn't get a reply.
One theory is that it has something to do with the equipment it's processed on, another that it has to do with how concentrated it is, but so far no hard facts.
posted by dorcas
on Mar 14, 2006 -
When do students need to go to a library? I'm writing a lesson plan for teachers to use when teaching research to middle schoolers. Most kids probably figure the internet is the ultimate source for research, and wonder why anyone would bother going to the library. I'm trying to answer that question: this is what I have so far. [more inside]
posted by carterk
on Mar 11, 2006 -
Anyone know of any good programs for research paper/thesis writing? One that automates your end/footnote and in-text notation after loading in your bibliography/references?
I will be writing a long and involved research paper and any program that helps me to format and note my references in the body of the paper would help so much!
posted by psususe
on Feb 27, 2006 -
I'd like to write an article about frenchman Michel Lotito, a.k.a. Monsieur Mangetout, a.k.a. the guy who got into the Guinness Book Of World Records By Eating A Bicycle. Better yet, I'd like to interview him. But I can't seem to find any contact information for him on the web -- in fact, I can find very few articles about him at all, aside from his Wikipedia entry
and a bazillion nearly identically-worded factoids on assorted "zany facts!!' webpages. You'd think a professional entertainer would provide an easy method for getting in touch, but, if he has, I'm unable to find it. How do I go about finding an email address for celebrity from Grenoble, France?
posted by Shadowkeeper
on Feb 10, 2006 -
i need help market sizing.
Iam trying to figure out how many small IT shops there are with under 25 people. I was given a quote that there are 50,000 IT service providers with headcounts under 25 that are selling a service, i.e. Managed Service Provider (MSP). The source indicated this number came from Gartner.
posted by finnstones
on Feb 8, 2006 -