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Breaking into a Research mindset

How should I get involved in doing my own research? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Oct 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Evaluating a professor

I am an advanced PhD student in an engineering discipline. I have been sent a presumably routine email from the department chair asking for comments on my research advisor's interaction with me to be submitted as an email, as a part of a multi-faceted evaluation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 14 answers

How should I manage my workflow for writing a nonfiction book?

How should I manage my workflow for researching and writing a nonfiction book using Evernote and other tools? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Oct 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Any rigorous study of unpredicted applications of pure math?

It is often said that pure math research finds unpredictable applications long after it is done. Has anyone tried to investigate this phenomenon rigorously? [more inside]
posted by stebulus on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

My first poster!

How do I print a scientific/clinical research poster? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Sep 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Where do I find out more about the effects of the Pitcairn trials on the community, seven years on

If I want to find out more about the fallout from the Pitcairn rape trials, who should I contact? I have read the wikipedia entry on it, but I would ideally like to hear from people who were actually involved in the trial, or who are closely connected with the community, what the impact of it has been on the community. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Sep 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Suggestions for document analysis topics.

Help picking a topic that lends itself to document analysis via XML-based techniques that preferably has to do with Politics or Political Science (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Sep 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Converting musical audio to data?

Is there software capable of analyzing the note-to-note event data from a melody played on a solo acoustic instrument (live or recorded), and then generating a text file containing said data in a list form? [more inside]
posted by jamjames on Sep 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Can you suggest resources or further ideas for a student starting a master's thesis in philosophy?

Can you suggest resources or further ideas for a student starting a master's thesis in philosophy (the topic touches on racism and discrimination)? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Sep 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Help with Financial Research -- Statistics

I'm currently performing a mock research comparative analysis for a class. I'm researching the financials of 'our' metrics versus our highest competitors. One of the questions I'm attempting to answer asks if the variances (or standard deviations) of 'our' profit margins are statistically similar to the variances in profit margins of our competitors over a five year period. I have 11 companies representing the profit margins of our competitors, and of course the reports on our profit margins for these five years. Now it's been a while since my last stats course... so I'm wondering, would I use an F or Levene's Test to answer this? Or am I completely off base... and should look to another form of analysis.
posted by Steve073190 on Sep 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Anyone using Devonthink Pro?

I'm considering using Devonthink Pro for research and article writing. Looks very interesting. And MeFites out there already using it with great success? Would love some tips and pointers about what your process is like. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by chasing on Sep 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Recommend books about the history of the social contract?

Can you suggest good books on the evolving social contract? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Sep 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Where are the books on doing research in support of a union organizing campaign?

I am looking for books, articles, courses, or other materials on doing research in support of union organizing campaigns. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Creating Methods of Analysis for Dummies

When developing a method of analysis in scientific research, which rules and guidelines can you follow to make sure that the qualities by which you analyze things are valid, sound, relevant and related?
posted by Foci for Analysis on Sep 3, 2011 - 15 answers

How to find biomedical research publications that are 'guaranteed' to be 'basic' (rather than applied) science?

A biomedical research paper that leads to a new evidence-based treatment guideline could be called the 'gold standard' of clinically-relevant research. Is there a 'gold standard' that defines a 'basic science' biomedical research paper? [more inside]
posted by pjaust on Sep 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Know any good spots for social network analysis methods advice?

Where can a fellow (who has access to online academic resources but is 1000mi+ from a quality academic library) get some hands-on advice for gathering data for social network analysis? Bonus substantive questions inside. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Aug 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Civil Service Summaries

Looking for short PDFs summarising topics relevant to UK politics, probably posted to Metafilter in the last couple of years. These were produced by civil servants or advisors to explain the broad concepts of a topic (e.g. Nuclear power) to a politician in just a few pages. Thanks.
posted by theyexpectresults on Aug 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Should I let a bad paper with my name on it be presented at an academic conference?

How concerned should I be about a mediocre paper I co-wrote being presented at a conference (by a classmate I despise and distrust)? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Aug 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Researchers: Share your workflow!

I'm planning a grad-student workshop on ways to manage research assets (particularly primary sources) more efficiently using digital tools. Please share your own workflow! [more inside]
posted by miriam on Aug 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I donate my eggs for science?

Donating eggs for research [more inside]
posted by ForeverDcember on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Leave Me Alone

How can I tell my ex-academic supervisor to leave me alone? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Aug 11, 2011 - 16 answers

What is this study design?

Help me design my research project: I'm collecting numerical data on a group of people compared to age-matched averages. Eg, I have a group of left-handed people and I want to know if their blood pressure differs from the average age-matched blood pressure. I don't have a control group, just data on blood pressure. What study design is this? Hint: it's not case control. I'm stuck.
posted by superfish on Aug 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Shifting into research - how?

Are there any options for getting research lab experience long after completing my undergrad degree? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Aug 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Olde Time New York Periodicals Online?

Online searchable archives of early 20th century NYC newspapers that are *not* the New York Times? [more inside]
posted by bepe on Aug 2, 2011 - 9 answers

WWII naval coordinate system

Anyone able to help with naval coordinates from WWII? I'm writing a play set in WWII and I want to make it more authentic by using the technical jargon of the time. It's set in the pacific and I'm coming up empty-handed with other searches on how they plotted courses and the coordinate systems used. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated!
posted by rawredmeat on Aug 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Love the work, hate the aquarium

I love what I do but I don't love the way my organization functions. I want to go solo. Help me figure out how to become a freelance data analyst/researcher [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Novel about Harvard research lab?

Help me find the name of a novel about a Harvard research lab. [more inside]
posted by thomascrown on Jul 24, 2011 - 5 answers

A record of my own undoing.

How do I cope with persistent project failure at work? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jul 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Undergraduate research grants for Japanese travel and research?

My sister is looking for undergraduate research funding to support some field work in Japan for her BA thesis project. She's especially interested in questions about gender and sexuality. Any advice on grant-giving organizations she might look into? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jul 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Where can I find all the knowledge I would ever need for buying a house?

I know I'd like to buy my first house in the next five years. Help me learn as much as possible before I get to the point where I'm ready to do it! [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Want to Research My Girlfriend Out of Her Catch 22

TLDR: Are there any in-depth, English-language guides to the French tax system? [more inside]
posted by pollex on Jun 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Use Zotero better

How can I use Zotero better? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Jun 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Is it acceptable to list 2 Principal Investigators (PI) for a DOD/DARPA SBIR proposal?

Is it acceptable to list more than one Principal Investigator (PI) for a DOD SBIR proposal? [more inside]
posted by mojabunni on Jun 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Focus?

I recently finished a very rigorous school year. For the last month I was in class/lab/doing homework around 12-16 hours a day 7 days a week. I am looking for tips, anecdotes or exercises for keeping up a similar, though less crazy level of productivity now that I am not racing against the hard deadlines (homework and projects, tests, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by mungaman on Jun 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me make Atlas.ti & Survey Monkey cooperate

Atlas.ti Survey Import question: how should my Survey Monkey exports be formatted in order to be successfully brought into Atlas.ti via the new Survey Import tool? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Jun 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Nah, nah, why don't you get a job?

Employment angst - what to do when not motivated by current fantastic job? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Be a rich man if I could.

What's it like to work at a contract research organization? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jun 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Help an academic organize interviewee data!

I'm a social scientist heading off to do a year of field research, which will include lots and lots and lots of interviewing. What tools to you recommend to keep all your interviewees' data straight, and to show how they are connected to each other? [more inside]
posted by foodmapper on Jun 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Shout-out for Ludo.

(Public education filter): Who decided that children are stupid? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jun 4, 2011 - 21 answers

Please help me research consumer demographics.

I'm looking to research consumer demographics for a couple of specific businesses. For instance, Who goes to Disney World or Cirque du Soleil (age, race, income, city/state of origin, etc.)? I realize this is pretty basic stuff, but it is not anything I've done before and I'm coming up empty. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Can you point me to existing data on Native American health?

For work I am making a complete database of all existing (reasonably current) data on Native American health/risk factors. But I know next to nothing about the area. What are some surveys I should look at? It would be especially helpful if the data were at the tribal level of analysis. I'm at a bit of a loss and I'd appreciate any help you could offer! Thanks in advance.
posted by powerbumpkin on Jun 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for Innovative US Right-Wing Youth Civics and Activist groups

Looking for specific suggestions of particularly innovative successful/popular US national-level grassroots right-wing civics activist groups (can be conservative, libertarian, religious, non-religious etc. etc; but not extremist) for an academic research project. We are especially interested in youth-focussed/web & new media-savvy/participatory culture savvy groups. Any research report (academic or non-academic) recommendations are most welcome too. [more inside]
posted by zresearch on May 26, 2011 - 6 answers

What does an undergraduate biology lab inquiry look like?

What does an undergraduate biology lab inquiry look like? Help me work for free. [more inside]
posted by momus_window on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Older working adults in media?

I have recently started a research project about people who establish careers in media late in life. I would like to find people who started media companies or started public or management roles in media late in life and interview them, but I am having trouble finding leads. Can you signpost me? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Is "aid culture" even the right term?

How do I go about researching what I've seen termed as "aid culture", specifically in Haiti? [more inside]
posted by brilliantine on May 11, 2011 - 9 answers

What are the up-and-coming, major, legitimate environmentally-friendly breakthroughs?

I'm thinking of doing a major career change, and I'm interested in up-and-coming environmental technologies. I'm having a hard time separating the facts from the hype. Help me figure out what the next great field of green technology is! [more inside]
posted by Dilligas on May 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for next of kin, hit dead end. Need people sleuths.

How can I use a name, a birth date, a town, a social security number and an approximate date of death (month/year) to find next of kin? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on May 5, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I find a Playboy or Penthouse article written about my girlfriend?

How do I find a Playboy or Penthouse article written about my girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2011 - 9 answers

The Economics of Scientific Research

What studies and books are there about the economics of scientific research? I'm interested in a few questions including does giving out grants to University based researchers produce more startups and more highly regarded refereed papers than institutions like NIH or CSIRO? The only book I know of that looks at this is the book The Economic Laws of Scientific Research which looks interesting but is also described as a polemic. [more inside]
posted by sien on May 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Any way to find this 2002 N.Y. Real Estate Law Reporter article today?

Desperately seeking article from 2002 N.Y. Real Estate Law Reporter [more inside]
posted by Majorita on Apr 30, 2011 - 10 answers

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