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]
posted by marsbar77
on May 5, 2013 -
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.
posted by wooh
on Feb 10, 2013 -
Are there any studies on community bike shop impact studies on adult personal & economic self-sufficiency? [more inside]
posted by aniola
on Jan 7, 2013 -
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....
posted by smb793
on Aug 5, 2012 -
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]
posted by stagewhisper
on Jul 12, 2012 -
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?
posted by desjardins
on May 24, 2012 -
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]
posted by peakes
on Nov 7, 2011 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 14, 2011 -
A film professor friend is trying to compile an exhaustive list of pre-1968 films where children (NOT teenagers) are characterized as evil. Suggestions?
posted by Bobby Bittman
on Jun 5, 2011 -
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 -
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
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]
posted by keep it under cover
on Mar 11, 2011 -
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]
posted by antgly
on Jan 28, 2011 -
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.
posted by anonymous
on Nov 3, 2010 -
Where can I find relatively unbiased information on medicinal use of marijuana, in particular in relation to mental disorders (list follows inside)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 19, 2010 -
Is there a good and current anthology of research focused on homosexuality in book form? [more inside]
posted by daninnj
on Jul 5, 2010 -
How can a layperson find out if a study has been discredited, or else disputed? [more inside]
posted by Nattie
on Apr 27, 2010 -
Thought-provoking essay or study suggestions for Freshmen/Sophomores to read, debate, and write on in a "Writing Topics in Psychology" class. [more inside]
posted by whatgorilla
on Apr 12, 2010 -
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]
posted by lucky25
on Feb 9, 2010 -
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.
posted by sk381
on Feb 3, 2010 -
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.
posted by Upon Further Review
on Oct 28, 2009 -
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]
posted by Phire
on Jun 22, 2009 -
Who treats kids with ADHD? Child psychiatry, general psychiatry, family practice, ??? [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Jan 14, 2009 -
Describe some current issues in English Rhetoric and/or Composition that are interesting to you. [more inside]
posted by hpliferaft
on Dec 3, 2008 -
Help with colleges/universities offering bachelors degrees in "Interdisciplinary Studies". [more inside]
posted by Nillocsoc
on Oct 6, 2008 -
ArchitectureFilter: What evidence supports the use of open plan offices, from a worker productivity perspective? [more inside]
posted by Mike1024
on Jul 19, 2008 -
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!
posted by meso
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Can you recommend me post-grad / continuing studies in Applied Statistics? Either at Swiss universities, or via good e-unversities. [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Jun 6, 2008 -
Where can I find comparisons of the time it takes for an application to become relatively mature (in feature set, and bugs) in comparison to its status as open or closed source?
posted by jackofsaxons
on Sep 3, 2007 -
(1) When doing an inter-rater reliability study, does Rater A always have to be paired with Rater B, and Rater C with Rater D, etc? Or can Rater A be paired with Rater B sometimes and Rater C other times?
(2) When trying to determine the appropriate sample size for this kind of study, is the N based on the total number of subjects rated, or on the number of subjects each pair of raters rates?
posted by kenberkun
on Jun 16, 2007 -
I'm interested in learning about curriculum development. More specifically on understanding what types of information different age students can understand and be challenged by, without "going over their helmet". [more inside]
posted by peripatew
on Mar 30, 2007 -
I'm looking for books dealing with usability for web and software applications. Not so much books that focus on coding or theory, but instead books that primarily relate to usability methods and the execution of usability studies [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Sep 27, 2006 -
8th Grade Social Studies Textbooks - I'm trying to compile a list of all available Social Science textbooks from major publishers. Does anyone know of a definitive list, or where to start? Most of the publishers don't seem to delineate between 7th and 8th grade textbooks. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I'm sort of in a crisis right now... Basically I am halfway through a bachelor in Film Studies and I realize it's garbage. I want to change my major to something that is useful. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on May 5, 2006 -