We recently measured user efficiency with a few custom web-based search tools. So that we can level set performance against our existing tools, with which the users have significantly more experience, we'd like to understand how search efficiency may be expected to improve over time as users become accustomed to a particular tool. Are there any studies or stats related to that I may be able to reference?
Can someone point to good resources for real science-based nutrition? [more inside]
I'm interested in doing a Chinese Studies MA but I don't know how much of my reading I need to remember. Any advice? [more inside]
Are there any blogs/websites that are similar to Bookforum's Omnivore (formerly Political Theory Daily Review)? [more inside]
In general, which elementary school grades cover prehistory? American colonial history?
Books on Judaism and Hebrew? [more inside]
Please help me create a comprehensive list of songs that reference events in U.S. History! I teach high school U.S. History courses, and each day between classes I try to play a song that references what we'll be studying that day - students try to guess who the song is by and how it relates to what we're studying as they come into class. [more inside]
I need suggestions for movies to show in a series I'm curating. The series is associated with a Visual Studies program, and so I'm seeking films that relate to visual culture or non-cinematic modes of representation in some meaningful way. In other words, the theme of the series is intermediality. [more inside]
Somewhere in the last two to five years, I read about a study where a group of women (I believe the women were Asian, possibly Vietnamese or Thai) were given meals that were: (1) either beautifully and colorfully presented, or (2) pureed into a gray mush. The meals had exactly the same nutritional content, but the women receiving the colorful meal absorbed more nutrients. But I can't find any articles or the study itself. I've been Googling up a storm and still nothin'. Anyone remember this, or articles about this? Help me please?
And I mean anything. People, school, projects, hobbies... I always, always give up on the things I start. And it isn't even about losing interest. Yeah, there are things that I'll eventually lose interest in and quit and that's not really a problem. What bothers me is that I quit things I'm actually interested in, too. For example, I was so completely into a book I was reading last week. Really, really into it. You'd think I'd finish it, then, but I didn't. I have an entire library full of half-read books, most of which I'd love to start reading again but just can't. Won't. Cant. Ugh. [more inside]
Long-term, I'm thinking of going back to grad school but I'm unsure what subject I'd want to do it in. In parallel, I simply have an itch to know more about urban studies that I'd like to scratch. Given this is a long-term goal, I thought it would be nice to get to the point where I am at least quasi-fluent in modern urban studies. I'm looking for any suggestions towards this end, though I was thinking about just compiling a list of influential works and papers, read those, then follow any particularly intriguing citations and so on. My goal is to at least have a critical (ideally not shallow but not super deep) understand at the level of a masters student, let's say. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Are there any studies on community bike shop impact studies on adult personal & economic self-sufficiency? [more inside]
How creativity is measured? [more inside]
Milgram Experiment: Give me examples of other psychological experiments which involved false pretenses. [more inside]
Looking for some information on Higher Studies in Environmental Science [more inside]
How the hell do I teach sixth grade social studies? [more inside]
I've been looking at Media Studies grad programs and the most attractive I'm come across is the Media Studies Masters at the New School. The catch is, I really don't want to move to NYC. Does anyone have experience with the New School's online MA programs? I've only been able to find one blog post about doing this particular program online, where the student was sort of defending it like, "This is NOT University of Phoenix!" Or thoughts on online MA's in general? I've taken one class online (through MassArt) and I learned a lot, but never felt like "Dang! That was a great class!" Which may or may not have anything to do with it being online....
I'm looking for a link to studies that show people hold on to false beliefs (particularly via incorrect news accounts, accusations, or gossip) even after those facts have been proven false by the very same media outlets or sources. [more inside]
How do studies measure unreported phenomena? For example, this says 95% of campus rapes are unreported. This says that nearly half of all HIV-positive men don't know they are infected. So.. how do the researchers know?
How do I find out about becoming a paid research subject in a clinical trial/medical research? [more inside]
Can anyone give me some straight talk on Sciences Po, otherwise known as l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris? It's quite expensive and I don't know that I could get in, but on the other hand, it could be an awesome opportunity. [more inside]
Help me be an adjunct women's professor! Teaching a class for the first time and looking for teaching tips and reading/book suggestions! [more inside]
A film professor friend is trying to compile an exhaustive list of pre-1968 films where children (NOT teenagers) are characterized as evil. Suggestions?
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]
Back in the day, I really enjoyed popping over to my university's psych department and participating in the studies. I've found a couple of websites where surveys for psych studies are posted online. I'm wondering if there are other such websites, posting surveys for studies in any academic field. [more inside]
I'm wondering if there exists a published timeline that explains all the psychological changes before, during, and after puberty in regards to sexual fantasies. [more inside]
Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics. [more inside]
I need help looking for a graduate school, preferably in Barcelona, or another European city, where they have Urban planning/ urban studies and /or urban design. I have a Bachelor's degree in Art History, minor in Geography and would like to get my Master's in Urban planning/ urban studies and /or urban design and I need a change..picking up and leaving the states. Would you know of any? Thanks.
I'd like recommendations for piano studies for a beginner that are enjoyable to play. [more inside]
Recommend me some qualitative studies with literary qualities [more inside]
Should I go for a museum studies masters or would a public history masters be a better choice instead? [more inside]
Where can I find relatively unbiased information on medicinal use of marijuana, in particular in relation to mental disorders (list follows inside)? [more inside]
Is there a good and current anthology of research focused on homosexuality in book form? [more inside]
How can a layperson find out if a study has been discredited, or else disputed? [more inside]
Thought-provoking essay or study suggestions for Freshmen/Sophomores to read, debate, and write on in a "Writing Topics in Psychology" class. [more inside]
I"m looking for good hints on teaching a literature survey course to (mostly) college freshmen. This will be my second year of this course, and I really need to make some changes from the way I approached it last year. Any hints from current/former teachers or students would be more than welcome! [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for books that either general introductions or academic or school texts on topics like the proper design of scientific studies and experiments, the correct use scientific method and critical thinking as related to science and the errors usually associated with these. I'm looking for books that treat these topics with a little more rigor than the average popular science bestseller. Thanks.
¿Master in Political Science or Master in Public Policy? [more inside]
I am a nontraditional student who has gone back to school and completed an AA degree.I work all kinds of messed up hours and I have found that pursuing a bachelors of General studies (over the internet) at the university of Missouri will work for me.I can have the tests sent to a local library or school for finals etc. I was wondering what the Meta filter community thinks about a bgs. Has it helped or hindered them.
Looking for studies on the negative effect of music. [more inside]
How does prize money effect entry to free to enter competitions? [more inside]
What kind of job can I get with this business degree that would let me have a degree of autonomy over my work, interact with my coworkers, and provide a measure of stability in this unhappy economic climate? [more inside]
ISO studies re differing perceptions of racism among same-race witnesses. [more inside]
Who treats kids with ADHD? Child psychiatry, general psychiatry, family practice, ??? [more inside]
What software is helpful for writing a masters thesis? [more inside]
Describe some current issues in English Rhetoric and/or Composition that are interesting to you. [more inside]
Help with colleges/universities offering bachelors degrees in "Interdisciplinary Studies". [more inside]
ArchitectureFilter: What evidence supports the use of open plan offices, from a worker productivity perspective? [more inside]
I'm 21, living in London, UK. I just got a first class BA in sociology of education with philosophy. I'm already starting to think what to do after my Master's degree (still in the sociology of education). If the planet's the limit, what are the best places to do a PhD in the sociology of education? (And is my envy to do it at somewhere like Harvard or Stanford worth pursuing?) Bonus points if you've been there yourself and share a slice of your experience!
What is the current state of African-American studies in universities? [more inside]
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