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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

Hothead wondering whether university faculty or reputation.

Should an incipient PhD student shoot for the adviser or the program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 - 28 answers

Tracking with informed consent

What iPhone/Android apps are used in research, along the lines of Mappiness? [more inside]
posted by Korou on Apr 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Help looking for a sci-fi story?

I'm looking for a web novel/short story: sci-fi, underwater research facility, end of society, etc. [more inside]
posted by Cpt. The Mango on Apr 26, 2011 - 5 answers

As-it-happens research updates: can't write with 'em, can't write without 'em?

How to concentrate on a research-driven book project when the subject matter is periodically changing / being updated by other writers? [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Apr 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Studies that tell us to invest in the very young

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]
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

should've realized in the beginning

Help me figure out what to do about this undergrad research situation [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Best of JSTOR?

Help me make the most of JSTOR and the other online resources my university library subscribes to before I graduate. [more inside]
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars on Apr 15, 2011 - 7 answers

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]
posted by halogen on Apr 15, 2011 - 3 answers

I'll swap my chainsawing abilities for this any day!

Help me to wildly change my professional direction from Forest Engineering to Anthropology...I have some ideas, too. [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Apr 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Integrating research with mind maps

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]
posted by philosophygeek on Apr 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Researching 19th century India

I'm starting a novel set in 19th century India-- but I don't know where to start my research. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Apr 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Why do you brace for a fall or slam on brakes?

What is the technical term for the phenomenon of reflexively or instinctively thrusting your foot out to brace for a fall, slam a brake, etc. when fearful of impending injury? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Internet search engines that use boolean search?

Are there high quality internet search engines that recognize boolean rather than a natural language search queries? [more inside]
posted by dredge on Apr 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Contacts in CISCO's CSR department?

How do I find contacts that work in corporate social responsibility at CISCO or other companies? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Apr 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Software for beautiful, interactive data visualization

Do you have recommendations for good data visualization software for the Hans Rosling fan? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

What's it like to interview for a government research position?

After a rather disappointing year on the academic job market, I've been contacted for a phone interview at Big Government Laboratory for a position in Research Area of My Expertise. What to expect? How to prepare? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Apr 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for an NPR program on Buddhist Funerals that played yesterday on an LA NPR station.

On NPR in Los Angeles yesterday there was a segment on Buddhist funeral practices in Japan, and an interview with a Buddhist monk. What show was it? Is there a downloadable or listen-able on line version of it? [more inside]
posted by RampantFerret on Mar 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Questions about researching a novel

What interesting questions would you ask of a panel of writers on the subject of researching a novel? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Mar 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Life after PhD?

Is doing a neuroscience PhD useful to enhance my job prospects generally, not just in research? If I choose to leave science after graduating, what would a PhD get me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

What was on the table at 'A Poet's Christmas'?

On Christmas Eve 1944, the BBC Home Service broadcast a program called 'A Poet's Christmas', featuring new poetry and music. Among the musical items was Michael Tippett's carol 'The Weeping Babe' (setting poetry of Edith Sitwell), which the BBC commissioned for the broadcast. I am trying to find out what else was broadcast as part of this program. [more inside]
posted by impluvium on Mar 26, 2011 - 3 answers

How to do good research?

Please help me figure out how to do better research. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Reasearch paper writing tips needed

I have cousin who is an undergrad college student overwhelmed by the research paper process, who asking me for help Any tips to help me help him? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Mar 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Does cosmetic surgery actually work?

Does cosmetic surgery actually make people happier? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Mar 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Google is driving me nuts

Is there a way to automatically "force" Google to search for the words I typed in, without having to manually include "+" before every single term? I do sometimes utilize fuzzy search, but I'm finding that lately, it is doing more harm than good, and nearly every search requires me to go back and add "+". [more inside]
posted by lesli212 on Mar 18, 2011 - 16 answers

I'd like to start a clinical psychology doctoral program in 2012. I wasn't a Psych major. How do I prepare?

I'd like to start a clinical psychology doctoral program in 2012. I wasn't a Psych major. How do I prepare? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Mar 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Graciously Backing Out of an Undergraduate Research Position

What is the most gracious way for me to back out of the undergraduate research I said I would take up for the upcoming fall semester, given that I've spent two semesters working in the lab already? I don't want the people I worked with to have a bad impression of me because of the fact that I demonstrated so much interest in and commitment to their field only to quit prematurely. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Please help me identify at least one of 33 children "adopted" by Justice McReynolds.

ResearchFilter: Outside of more traditional research methods, in which I am currently embroiled, can anyone identify any of the 33 children "adopted" by Supreme Court Justice McReynolds? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Mar 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Research topics - hope me!

Grad school thesis topics -- please help with a couple of questions about a) doing a topic similar to someone in my department and b) finding a good topic in general... [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Mar 6, 2011 - 12 answers

How to find companies within an industry?

I'm doing market research and am looking for companies like Gore Tex and eVent, developers of functional textiles for outdoor apparel. Where can I find such information?
posted by pakoothefakoo on Feb 28, 2011 - 5 answers

A friend in need

How to politely bring up money to a friend before I work for free? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

From the "duh" files

I'm looking for a certain study online, or just an abstract. Scientists at a British (?) university apparently did a study years ago that revealed -- news flash! -- that cookies and milk are a good combination. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Feb 25, 2011 - 4 answers

How to indulge my inner snoop?

I love doing research to uncover things that are hard to figure out--or, better, that I'm not supposed to know about. The sort of thing that investigative reporters and detectives do. How can I find an outlet for this interest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Can you make my brain my screenshot?

I'm diagramming the history of visual arts in my city. I need a "database" -- I use the term loosely -- to help me keep the connections straight. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Feb 18, 2011 - 9 answers

"Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness."

I just received a grant to conduct original research on Virginia and Leonard Woolf. Yay! Now what? [more inside]
posted by rabbitbookworm on Feb 18, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I collect dictionary definitions for ~350 words to put into a database?

I have a list of about 350 words that I'm putting into a database that I'm building from scratch. For each word in the list, I'd like to include its American English dictionary definition (preferably American Heritage Dictionary), UrbanDictionary entry, and Wikipedia page link (I realize that entries may not exist for some columns for many of these words). Is there some way to streamline or data-mine this process, so I don't have to look up each word individually in 3 separate sources x350+, not to mention all the copying and pasting? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Note to self: try this in ten years

Has Google changed the structure of the web? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Feb 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Bald Patches in Beard - Harbinger of Cancer?

YANMD but: can a bald patch in the beard be an indicator of oral cancer? More detail below. [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jan 30, 2011 - 9 answers

publisher reputation

if I'm looking through a library... does being published with Springer Verglag mean that the research is legit, and does being published with Nova Publishers mean that it isn't?
posted by moorooka on Jan 30, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I make contact with recent parolees for a radio piece?

I'm looking to interview recent parolees for an independent radio piece. I'm looking for smart, responsible ways to make contact with them or to invite anyone interested in participating to contact me. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jan 30, 2011 - 5 answers

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