I am graduating this weekend with a BA in History. I wrote a senior honors thesis and really loved the process of conducting research. Is there a way I can continue researching next year, while I'm not in school? [more inside]
Help me find an article about bacteria modeling human behavior at a macro level. My google-fu is failing me. [more inside]
I cannot seem to make progress in my research because I always end up feeling my colleagues would do a much better job. How can I get over this? [more inside]
Fun, interesting research paper ideas! [more inside]
Radio, radio filter. I want to learn about the history of radio programming formats. [more inside]
Help me pick an amusing name for the not-so-amusing tendency of older lawyers to send their researchers on wide goose chases for half-remembered cases. [more inside]
Should I mention my plan to continue academic research in my interview for a fundraising management job at a small college that is part of a major research university? I have a lot of industry experience and raised strong results. I want to stress that I understand the time pressures but I also do not want to overload myself with more than one back-story. What are your thoughts? [more inside]
Help me find sources on German military technology during WW2! [more inside]
What are the most important/relevant research studies and academic journal articles on the topic of art education advocacy? Now that this semester is coming to a close, I'm interested in doing some reading while I still have access to a university library. [more inside]
I'm going to Malaysia to do research for the summer: advise me, please! [more inside]
Can anyone help find a cite for a study? I think I heard about it on the radio at some point. It was a study that recorded classrooms - I think high school - and then talked about how much classroom time was spent on girls' discussion and questions and how much on boys. It also surveyed student/teacher perceptions of the time spent, and had a follow-up component where teachers tried to even out the time. Thanks in advance!
Any advice on turning on turning a psychology BA into a research-related, but non-academic and non-clinical career? [more inside]
Help me write a research paper all at once by providing me with the ultimate late-night write-a-thon soundtrack. Pop/Dance/Electronica edition, specifications within. [more inside]
Where should I start if I'd like to learn about the social science of friendship? [more inside]
Where can one get/buy research on global internet usage by doctors or healthcare providers? [more inside]
What are some good books or articles that have used an organization's meeting minutes as a main source of data?
Can I regain my lost rightful first authorship of a research paper? [more inside]
Who is doing research into Hepatitis C? [more inside]
If you were giving a presentation to a group of 3rd and 4th graders (ages 8-10) on how to do research for school projects on the internet, what would you tell them? Where would you point them? [more inside]
What ways can a person contribute to significant science without being a full-time professional scientist?
What ways can a person contribute to significant science without being a full-time professional scientist? [more inside]
I'm looking for reading material written by or about political, progressive scientists who had/have productive technical careers as well as being politically active, and who saw/see their research in the context of political activism. [more inside]
I'm a post-bacc pre-med student, and I'm trying to find a research position (paid, unpaid, whatever) for this summer so I can start to get some research experience. My school's listings for research positions in medicine-related fields (or even basic science) are really not useful, nor is the pre-med advising office. Where can I find listings for such positions? Who else should I talk to?
ExcelFilter: How to combine the data from three spreadsheets into one spreadsheet? (But wait, there's more!) [more inside]
How do you begin academic research? I'm abroad, trying to build connections, but I'm falling apart—what exactly does 'research' entail and how do I go about starting it? Expanded dumb confusion inside. [more inside]
I'm curious about trying regular fasting for general health (not weight loss nor spiritual reasons) but I'm finding a lot of woo. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good book/guide to writing scientific research papers (for publication)? [more inside]
I am homozygous CCR5 delta32, and I've been wondering about getting involved in HIV (or other) research. Can someone tell me how I would go about that? [more inside]
The way I research (academic or otherwise) is increasingly incompatible with the tools I have. Reams of handwritten notebooks, and hundreds of word docs vs a highly tagged website only add to my self-created confusion. I'm drawn to Tinderbox software as a possible solution, but as an adamant PC user I'm locked out. How do you order your research? / How to write-up my PhD now my brain is fried? [more inside]
Chemistry research ideas for an 8th grader? [more inside]
My girlfriend is 5 years in to a PhD program with an abusive (verbal, emotional, and mental) PI/lab. This seems to be a common theme in academia, just how common is it? How do you go about graduating if they seem to be working against you (assuming no fault on your part)? [more inside]
Help me find awesome videos for high school students that show interesting new algorithms research. [more inside]
Calling all academics and graduate students: Tell me about your workflow for turning a piles of notes and ideas into something that resembles a thesis or research arcticle! [more inside]
What do market research/strategic consulting firms look for in an applicant? [more inside]
So in a week I'm starting a gig writing questions for a tv quiz show! Where are your favourite online (or offline!) repositories or trivia and amazing facts? [more inside]
Suggestions for a document database that runs on Windows, offers categories, tags and full-text search for a collection of PDFs, PowerPoint and Word Documents and images?
Any suggestions for a document database that runs on Windows, offers categories, tags and full-text search for a collection of PDFs, PowerPoint and Word Documents and images? [more inside]
What micro-subject should I tackle next? [more inside]
Open Directories: Occasionally I'll come across an index.html treasure-trove. What are the best and most interesting directory indexes of public-facing (by design or by oversight) public-domain archival materials? How does one find more of them? [more inside]
Let's assume Susan G. Komen has found an all-encompassing cure for [breast] cancer. Who owns the rights to the patent? [more inside]
Torture by the CIA, specifically experimental/psychological torture, between about 1955 and 1985: how much more would CIA-funded lab psychologist Donald Hebb have known about specific real-world practices/pervasiveness than the general public could know? Articles or books where I can research this (especially anything he wrote himself)?
Do you over think things? How do you channel this power for good while avoiding research-driven procrastination and anxiety? [more inside]
Examples of public health manipulation? [more inside]
Is there any good research into how people behave in a stampede? You know, the classic fire in a theatre sort of stampede. I'm looking for academic articles, books, slate.com speculations, anything. Thanks!
Graduate with BS in biology or stay longer for CS (at state school)? [more inside]
Do you know of any resources that would help me find out about city officials--specifically mayors and chiefs of police--in major cities in the U.S.? [more inside]
Job Search: How do I make use of some research I've done about the company I most want to work for in order to GET an interview? [more inside]
How can I effectively (and efficiently) counterbalance the questions for 200 questionnaires? [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]
When a drug company is trying to get the FDA to approve a new drug, my understanding is that they have to demonstrate that it's clinically effective and not acutely toxic for a finite period of time (weeks or months). But how long? [more inside]
I think I procrastinate on projects as a dysfunctional way to manage my anxiety about them. Can you help me manage that anxiety more productively? [more inside]
Please help me make a plan to deal with the aftermath of this episode of severe depression. For various reasons I would really prefer not to be enrolled in college again next semester. It's long, I'm sorry, but I wrote this too quickly to pare things out. [more inside]