I'm looking for existing webcams that document ecological phenomena. [more inside]
How do I manage notes for my dissertation on a Mac? [more inside]
Where could I find demographics about age groups and personal computer ownership? Specifically a percentage of people who own computers by age group [more inside]
I'm interested in interpersonal relationship research and am looking for ideas for a research project. So- if you were given the opportunity to ask one question about interpersonal relationships (of the romantic kind) what would you most like to have answered? (Not that I am planning to answer it right now, just looking for interesting research topics that may not have been covered in the field yet- or haven't been explored enough).
I'm thinking of purchasing a pen scanner to use for my research. The Irispen, C Pen, and Quicklink lines seem to be the most commonly used. Can anyone advise me on which one to buy? [more inside]
Where can I find summary information for a specific stock for days in the past? [more inside]
What is the best reason to fund expensive astronomy / space exploration projects? Many projects cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Couldn't this money be better spent elsewhere? [more inside]
i'm writing a book and in it are a series of thefts from expensive homes and galleries; thefts of items, money, etc. where can i research realistic (as in, not ocean's twelve laser dancing) schemes that people have used to pull off extremely large heists? [more inside]
How can I find out what my career prospects are in market research? [more inside]
Where can I find research similar to that which is provided by Pew Internet & the American Life Project? [more inside]
My employer is investigating the introduction of a new software product. My job, among others, is to find a market research firm that can give us information about the trials, tribulations, needs, psychology, et cetera of various types of customers. How can I figure out which research firms are good? [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]
What sites might you visit, books might you read, etc., to research writing a western? [more inside]
I need help researching a 1950s murder in Massachusetts, but I live in Atlanta and know no one there to find the info for me. Where do I begin? [more inside]
Is OLAP my answer? Someone on a stats listserve I subscribe to mentioned OLAP in passing as an approach for managing lots of smaller data tables in a sane/integrated way. I've tried googling around and reading the info on various OLAP/BI project pages. I've since looked briefly at the Pentaho suite (Mondrian, and what was Kettle et al), JasperIntelligence, SpagoBI, and Palo OLAP...briefly only because I'm not quite that technically adept to see for sure how they work and whether these types of applications do what I want them to, given that I'm not coming from what I imagine a "typical" BI user's perspective/needs might be. At this point, my head is spinning a bit. [more inside]
I am deeply interested in education - not teaching, but in student life and welfare, as well as alternative/non-traditional education. How do I learn more about those issues? Which people are prominent in the field? What resources do I have? [more inside]
Accessing JStor would greatly improve both my mental life and my historical research. However there are a few problems. I live in Spain and I am not accredited to any Institution of learning so popping down to my local library is not an option. Does anyone have any suggestions.? Email in profile.
I'm writing an article for a friend's zine about fictional media portrayal of adolescent and pre-adolescent sexuality - looking for examples and sources [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]
For CompSci Researchers: Where do you get your ideas/inspiration from? [more inside]
Our research study requires subjects to respond to surveys administered at random intervals over the course of several months. We'll need to distribute some sort of hand held device. What's cheap, programmable, and mobile? [more inside]
How do I find out how many domestic Combined Cycle power plants there are? [more inside]
I once read a claim that the Chinese government had funded "research" whose aim was to prove that Han Chinese are a different species to other humans. It was a physical book, not online. What might it have been? And incidentally, is the claim true?
Librarians: Is the library the right place for me, and do I need an MLS to get there? [more inside]
There are tons of Mac notes applications out there, but I've yet to find the right one for managing the notes for my book. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places? [more inside]
An easy and useful research topic relating to the challenges celebrities face (in China)? [more inside]
Zillions of billionaire characters in fiction try to buy their way out of dying by funding crazy research efforts or moving into orbit or whatever—think of John Hurt in Contact or Lionel Luthor in Smallville. Are there any examples of such figures in reality, in history? Howard Hughes types with nothing to lose?
Can anyone recommend some good research/study/outlining software that assists your writing? Either freeware or paid. Basically I mean software that alows you to collate ideas and notes as you read, as well as lets you do outlining - all this in preparation for writing a report or paper or essay. [more inside]
Psychologists - Help me find some references to get me started on reading about awareness in small groups. [more inside]
I need to find scholarly articles for a podcast assignment. My topic is online social networking. Advice? [more inside]
What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them?
I have recently seen a map of Congress that listed the number of Representatives that had been indicted, seen war, had been divorced, etc. What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them? [more inside]
A topic for a simple, observation-based research project on Chinese celebrities? [more inside]
Please help me find a way to electronically organize my magazine article collection. [more inside]
Please help me find songs about research involving human subjects. [more inside]
Demographic Research Question: I am trying to find an online source that will tell me how many high school students live in a particular media market (a set of counties surrounding a major urban area). [more inside]
Is bio research what I should do with my life? [more inside]
How do I learn everything about a historical place and time? [more inside]
ArtFilter: For several generations, my family has had a large painting that's a reproduction of Guido Reni's Aurora. At some point it was water damaged, and my father just had it restored. The woman who restored it fond an artist's name on the back, "R. Menchetti - Roma." Aside from the artnet link, we haven't been able to find anything else out about him. I'm not an art or art history expert. Where can I look to find more information, online or off?
I need to find a good spot to study. I like libraries, particularly of the academic sort. What's the most congenial library in the Baltimore, MD area? [more inside]
ResearchFilter Part 2: Some weeks ago, I asked about theories of collaboration and received some excellent research suggestions. Now, I'm reworking my thesis proposal and would like to include some details about the history of corporation. Not critiques the modern corporate entity, but an overview of the origins of incorporation, bureaucracy, etc. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! [more inside]
Is using material from unpublished in-house sources considered academic plagiarism? [more inside]
I'm interested in cells. As many different types as can be identified, and the more specific the better. Preferably mammalian, certainly vertebrate (otherwise the the list would be too big!). [more inside]
Is there a no-hassle way to hire someone over the internet for a one-time office type research task? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for firms or individuals located in or near Vancouver Canada that can help where I work refine current recruitment advertising strategy. [more inside]
I’m looking for statistics from a reputable source describing the cost of both treatment and loss of wages/productivity or a combination of both (general financial burden) due to incidence of thrombosis and thrombotic disease. [more inside]
ResearchFilter: As part of my thesis work, I'm trying to understand current theories for cooperation and collaboration - what motivates collaborative behavior, what are the pitfalls of collaborative action, etc. I've come across a number of studies that look at a specific instances of collaboration, but very little when it comes to generalized theory. Wood and Gray's Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Collaboration has been helpful, but I could use a bit more. Suggestions appreciated!
Where is good source of information about everyday life in New Orleans during the 1920s? [more inside]
The most useful, economics & developing countries in the multilateral trading system links for a web-based "interview"? [more inside]
My mission: get involved in research so I can cure myself. [more inside]
I'm looking for something like Google Answers where the answer is kept private. Basically I'm looking for an affordable internet research assistant. Specifically, I'd like to find competitors to an online business and I do not want the answers to be public. Any ideas? [more inside]