I need to find a lengthy list of English-language personality traits. Allport and Odbert's 1936 list would be awesome, and a searchable text version (meaning, not a scanned book) would be even better. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint
on Dec 11, 2005 -
I want to be able to scan pages from books whilst I am researching in the library, so I am looking for a flatbed scanner that is thin, lightweight, USB/Firewire powered, good with OCR software and reasonably fast.
Any recommendations or is this too much too ask?
posted by xoe26
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Say you needed to find someone who was the victim of a particular type of crime in your city... how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by t0astie
on Nov 28, 2005 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 27, 2005 -
Should I do an Engineering Internship in order to preserve my chances of getting a backup job that I may never do, instead pursuing a career in music? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Nov 12, 2005 -
Looking for modern research (books, articles, papers etc) that dissect/define the revolutionary process. [more inside]
posted by Sagres
on Nov 12, 2005 -
The Talmud & The Internet
: It occurred to me the other day that collaborative web spaces - blogs with commentary, wiki pages, etc. - might have a distant forebear in the Jewish Talmud
(it should be noted, however, that I am not a Jew, nor have I a very good understanding of Jewish scripture). After asking around, I found a link to an article by David Porush
and a few mentions of the book linked above (the reviews
of which are less than stellar). Are there other scholarly articles or books that might prove helpful in exploring this topic?
posted by aladfar
on Oct 10, 2005 -
I'm researching the pros/cons of brute memorization as it applies to the classroom. [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Sep 29, 2005 -
What are good FREE websites/sources for comprehensive stock market information and research? [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Sep 15, 2005 -
I have a question with research scientists. They do research for universities and such. Do they reap any reward (monetary) when they're original research develops into a patentable discovery? Or are they just salaried employees?
posted by erd0c
on Aug 29, 2005 -
There was a recent article in the Los Angeles Weekly about current sports hysteria about steroids.
Does anyone have any insight about sites or journals where one can find objective info/personal experiences about steroids?
posted by goalyeehah
on Aug 24, 2005 -
How has the internet failed you? What information are you surprised you can't easily find on this crazy thing?
posted by smackfu
on Jul 19, 2005 -
Anyone have experience with recording phone conversations? What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by xammerboy
on Jul 1, 2005 -
I'm desperately trying to find a copy of the movie 'The Highwayman' (1951) or at least a copy of the script or transcript of the film. I cannot find it anywhere, does anyone have any ideas where I can look?
posted by Beki
on Apr 9, 2005 -
I need the names of some institutions (schools, hospitals, colleges, whatever) that are at the forefront of medical research in their fields. [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Mar 30, 2005 -
A friend has asked me to find out if a particular title she wants to use for a short story has ever previously been used in published story. I have no idea how to find this out, or if it's even possible to find out, so I am asking you guys. If you wanted to title a story, say, "Mr. Jones Learns to Pogo," and you wanted to absolutely sure that title hadn't been used before, what would you do? (Personally, I could care less if my titles have been used before, but my friend is a bit obsessive--and quite brilliant.)
posted by lustra
on Mar 25, 2005 -
Any places to find out the costs or studies on fantasy sports or virtual communities that generate real world income or value opportunities? [more inside]
posted by brent
on Mar 5, 2005 -
Did anyone else get a Karl Rovian research poll phone call after the SOTU address last night? [mi] [more inside]
posted by obloquy
on Feb 3, 2005 -
I thought of asking this question in response to this
comment, but thought it was better off here:
Why are legal
drug prices so expensive. As a biochemistry major, I see first-hand how expensive very simple reagents and machines are to create simple research. It seems somewhat reasonable that in my naive on little world, drug prices are somewhat justified by the cost of r&d. Are there any reports out there of where drug companies spend their money. i.e., can I see how much are sent on salaries, equipment, court fees, etc to get more of an understanding of drug company costs and profits, especially since I'll probably being getting a job at one in a few months. Also, info on why drugs (beyond their being greedy) are so expensive in The States (or so I hear) vs. other parts of the world would be useful, too.
posted by jmd82
on Jan 30, 2005 -
I am a graduate student searching for grant money to support a research project in Ukraine this summer. I don't go to a fancy school and i've never done this before (more inside). [more inside]
posted by milkman
on Jan 20, 2005 -
NewParentFilter: To Co-Sleep or not to Co-Sleep, that is the question! The Family Bed versus 'give 'em their own room' is like the proverbial Protestant vs. Catholic thing-- The battle lines are fiercely drawn and both sides are convinced the other is the devil's work. We can easily weigh and analyze all the co-sleeping arguments (pro and con) that affect us (the parents) ie. like love life and worse sleep. But what about for the kid? What is really best for her? Any real research on this? Any anecdotal stuff that might help us decide?
posted by limitedpie
on Jan 13, 2005 -
I am looking for a resource, preferably online, that will give me historical real estate sales data for a particular city. Ideally I would like to see the average sales price by month from the year 1974 until the present. Any ideas?
posted by tirebouchon
on Dec 18, 2004 -
I'm looking for dissertations and theses on a particular subject. UMI's Digital Dissertations
, which as far as I can tell is the largest central resource, won't allow me to search for anything before 2003. Do I have a good single source option apart from visiting a university library and using Web of Knowledge
? Coverage at Google Scholar
seems a bit scattershot, but maybe I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.
posted by lbergstr
on Dec 7, 2004 -
I own a very small company, and I feel that my product is the best in its category. If I can just get my message to the masses, my company will be a success (otherwise I'll have to go back to work for "the man"). What's the best way to ge the message out? I realize that everyone is advertising-averse, and I don't want to consider anything that might irritate people.
posted by yaquina27
on Nov 27, 2004 -
Military Historians or Resident Librarians: lend me your ear!! Actually, I'm just looking for some pointers on digging up information. [MI] [more inside]
posted by smcniven
on Nov 12, 2004 -
I wanna know how many people live in the world.
posted by Octaviuz
on Oct 21, 2004 -
I'm going to Thailand for two and a half months on a grant to study engaged Buddhism and its intersections with international development projects. Any suggestions? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by AwkwardPause
on Oct 2, 2004 -
Are there other places that will pay you to research answers to questions besides Google Answers? [more inside]
posted by Dean_Paxton
on Sep 7, 2004 -
I'm doing research for a paper, and am running low on time. It turns out that my college (Goucher college), does not subscribe to a database I need access to. The database is: EEBO : Early English Books Online. If any of my fellow students on metafilter can help me out please send an e-mail to the address in my profile. [more inside]
posted by Grod
on Apr 30, 2004 -
Anybody know of any good online libraries? I'm especially interested in libraries containing articles on weblogs, as that's the theme of my dissertation and that's what this research is for. If you can point me directly at good interesting articles on weblogs, that would be great too. :) (Yes, I'm aware I may be asking too much, but I figure there's no harm in asking.)
Bonus points if they're free resources, but I'm not opposed to paying a small sum to get articles if I have to.
posted by sailoreagle
on Apr 11, 2004 -
BioMeFites, what's the authoritative process on assessing neurotoxicity of any substance, in general? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Gyan
on Apr 9, 2004 -
I'm starting a research project on animal pests, and I'm interested in any and all information (and info sources) you may know of...[more inside] [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Mar 31, 2004 -
Academic research resources: I do research in the field of global health, at the intersection of medicine and social science. After months of using Medline, Proquest, and ASSIA and being frustrated, I just stumbled upon Scopus, and it's rocking my world. But now I wonder: is there anything better that I'm missing?
posted by stonerose
on Mar 22, 2004 -
Broadband vs. Dial-Up. I'm looking for current research that shows the number of users that connect to the Internet via Broadband vs. dial-up. I know its out there somewhere . . . [more inside]
posted by dhacker
on Mar 19, 2004 -
Geese w/ research collars!
I saw two last Wednesday. So far I cannot locate the program of which they are a part, nor has any program returned my e-mails.
IN-[more]-SIDE. [more inside]
posted by Shane
on Mar 8, 2004 -
I'm looking for a Mac program for organizing and storing research index cards. (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by litlnemo
on Jan 23, 2004 -
I've got a friend wondering if there's an underlying logic to how Tolkien came up with his character names. Specifically, he's wondering about any meanings or allusions to the name "Boromir." Any leads on this kind of scholarship?
posted by blueshammer
on Dec 19, 2003 -