Can you suggest good books on the evolving social contract? [more inside]
I am looking for books, articles, courses, or other materials on doing research in support of union organizing campaigns. [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
Donating eggs for research [more inside]
How can I tell my ex-academic supervisor to leave me alone? [more inside]
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.
Are there any options for getting research lab experience long after completing my undergrad degree? [more inside]
Online searchable archives of early 20th century NYC newspapers that are *not* the New York Times? [more inside]
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!
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]
Help me find the name of a novel about a Harvard research lab. [more inside]
How do I cope with persistent project failure at work? [more inside]
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]
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]
TLDR: Are there any in-depth, English-language guides to the French tax system? [more inside]
How can I use Zotero better? [more inside]
Is it acceptable to list more than one Principal Investigator (PI) for a DOD SBIR proposal? [more inside]
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]
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]
Employment angst - what to do when not motivated by current fantastic job? [more inside]
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]
(Public education filter): Who decided that children are stupid? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
What does an undergraduate biology lab inquiry look like? Help me work for free. [more inside]
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]
How do I go about researching what I've seen termed as "aid culture", specifically in Haiti? [more inside]
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]
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]
How do I find a Playboy or Penthouse article written about my girlfriend? [more inside]
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]
Desperately seeking article from 2002 N.Y. Real Estate Law Reporter [more inside]
Should an incipient PhD student shoot for the adviser or the program? [more inside]
I'm looking for a web novel/short story: sci-fi, underwater research facility, end of society, etc. [more inside]
How to concentrate on a research-driven book project when the subject matter is periodically changing / being updated by other writers? [more inside]
I'm looking for research studying the efficacy of parenting classes and/or early education intervention for infants and toddlers (as opposed to programs that target older children). [more inside]
Help me figure out what to do about this undergrad research situation [more inside]
Help me make the most of JSTOR and the other online resources my university library subscribes to before I graduate. [more inside]
Also, I'm not to keen on working for free, either, unless that's not as outlandish a concept as I perceive it to be.
Thinking way, way ahead filter: I would like an industry internship for summer 2012, between the first and second year of my MSc in Biochemistry program. How do I go about securing it? [more inside]
Help me to wildly change my professional direction from Forest Engineering to Anthropology...I have some ideas, too. [more inside]
I'm involved in a major research-based writing project and I'm looking for a way to bridge the gap between mind maps and research findings. I currently do a lot of thematic organizing in mind maps, and I separately keep a huge list of quotes/paraphrases from my research. The problem is fitting the two together. [more inside]
I'm starting a novel set in 19th century India-- but I don't know where to start my research. [more inside]