I am looking for articles, case studies and examples in which researchers in the social sciences change (or consider changing, or are called on to change) research instruments (questionnaires, rating scales, assessment measures) to accommodate changes in social values. Specifically, I am interested in the discourse and debate around these changes, and the ways in which researchers attempt to manage the inherent statistical risks to internal validity instrument change entails. What should I read? [more inside]
I struggle with thinking I "should" do a lot of things, and feel guilty about not doing more for charity and for other people. How can I find a good balance between doing what I want to do for myself, and doing my duty as a good person?
However I have few other options other than to continue on in the marketing industry. [more inside]
Parents: I'm wondering how your kids learned things like empathy, honesty, compassion, etc. I know that setting a good example is probably the #1 thing to do, and I plan to, but did you use other ways, like reading (fiction) kids' books with them that demonstrate these things? Am I overthinking this? I want to raise a kid with a conscience...
I'd like to develop my personal values and become a better person, and would appreciate any advice on that age old question - how to live well. [more inside]
Recently I became friends with a group of people that lie and act in deceitful and unfair ways towards others - so I say, they apparently find it perfectly okay. Is it right to hold your friends to your own personal standards?
How do I deal with working in an industry/for people whose values don't match mine? [more inside]
Can you help me find Zen short stories that would be easy for teens to digest? My children have really enjoyed tales like "Stone Soup", "Three Questions and Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth but these have been read over and over and over to them since they were very young. They are getting older and craving more. [more inside]
What are other clothing manufacturers with clearly stated ethics? I'm thinking of Patagonia as an example. Who else? [more inside]
Hey Succesful-ish Career Ladies! Have you ever dated a man who is much less successful/ambitious/well-remunerated or otherwise is in a much lower tax bracket than you? Can you tell me how you made it successful, or why it never will be? [more inside]
How do you deal with needing to live an insincere life when doing so cuts to the bone? (in work and in school) [more inside]
How can I find out the assessed value of my grandmother's house w/ out a lawyer? Is this information in the public domain? [more inside]
Google Documents changed the way it handles chart data and now I can't make a simple graph. [more inside]
An already-existing "okcupid.com" for finding a business partner? [more inside]
Excelfilter: Okay, I'm confident that this can be done in Excel, but I don't know how. Basically, I have a set of samples for which a value (size) was measured at various days. I need some formulas to tell me when the first and last values were measured and what those values were (for each sample). [more inside]
Excel question: I have a list of values, sorted from lowest to highest. I want to rank them. But I have a specific issue with regard to ties, and I'd like to be able to craft an Excel formula which will deal with this automatically, if possible. Full explanation below the fold. [more inside]
How do I deal with enormous pressure from my parents? I apologize for the length, and thanks in advance for your advice. [more inside]
ExcelFilter: How can I select a range of data using VBA in Excel based on the values in a particular column? [more inside]
Woe the aging hipster: How do I fit late night concerts/DJs into a demanding adult working life? [more inside]
Why do I often see two, three, even four different Thai restaurants on the same block, sometimes even right next to one another? [more inside]
I tend to work, or think about business, a lot. I'm involved in two separate successful businesses that I started. And I have ideas for more. Even all my hobbies are 'productive' activities where you're learning something new or creating something, rather than pure recreational activities like watching TV, hanging out, or reading fiction. Consequently, I haven't put enough value on my social life and meeting new people. I sometimes see that aspect of life as unproductive and not as valuable as other things I could be doing. It's not a great way to be and it's something I'd like to change. I'm looking for suggestions on how others have overcome this.
Would it be considered fraud or providing false information if I were to leave my doctorate off of my resume? [more inside]
What types of nearby land developments can increase or decrease the value of a condo? [more inside]
Please help me better align my values with my career. [more inside]