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 -
Anyone experienced using HighBeam Research? I use the conventional free search engines and do lots of cruising for materials for my blogs, and I know this subscription engine is basically for research people, but will it be a worthwhile addition (for the price) to enhance my searching?
posted by Postroad
on Feb 5, 2006 -
Best Source for Timely Medical Information:
What is the best place to find new and recent in-depth information (clinical studies, treatment protocols, etc.) related to specific medical topics? I'm thinking of a medical journal / search engine combo. [more inside]
posted by letterneversent
on Feb 2, 2006 -
Researchers, academics, and readers: how do you deal with taking notes, recording passages, keeping a common-place book, and reading long books? What is your note-taking workflow? [more inside]
posted by josh
on Jan 19, 2006 -
Where can i find a small plastic container that can hold 30 ml or more liquid and is possible to dispense exactly 1 ml of it by spray? I'm doing research on different kinds of breath sprays and need something small, portable, and capable of dispensing exactly 1ml of liquid by spray. Push comes to shove, i can settle for dispensing by dropplets. Thanx!
posted by deeman
on Jan 12, 2006 -
When we have sex it is usually women who utter the most vocal noise. What are the possible evolutionary origins of this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jan 10, 2006 -
I am looking for reasonably well-known websites that deal with government corruption. I live in the United States, so I have a particular interest in any US corruption, but I'm interested in other countries as well. Logically, it is easy to find information on corruption of countries we don't like, so I'm mainly looking for websites dealing with the US and its allies.
(more info inside)
if you know of any respected political websites that issue indepth reports on various things like human rights (Human Rights Watch for example) or that release declassified documents and memos not necessarily from the us, but the US is great too ( http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv for example) then tell me [more inside]
posted by VillainousJester
on Dec 23, 2005 -
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 -