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What level of initial research is expected on questions?

There are many degrees of initial research: read the wikipedia article on the topic read the first hit of a Google search on the topic performed a basic search on Google scholar and read one or more ...
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Why was my self-help question closed as off-topic?

One of my questions was closed as Off-Topic. The comments said that: Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are concerned about a potential medical issue, ...
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Whither a more inclusive site name?

During discussions about a possible merger with the Neuroinformatics proposal see this Meta.cogsci question, on the related discuss.area51 post a comment was made about whether the name of the site is ...
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Why is this stack exchange called 'Cognitive Sciences'?

Looking at the tags in this stack exchange, many are psychology and many are neuroscience. As somebody who does research in neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology, it would have never ...
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Cognitive Science Reboot 2017: Changing the Name

To address persisting problems with this community, a long time ago we initiated a 'reboot' of the site as part of which we decided on a more professional target audience. To this end, we introduced a ...
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Are questions about neurobiology on or off topic?

Is asking questions about biology without relating them to cognitive science considered on topic? Perhaps there is an overlap with Biology? Example questions: https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/...
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Is Sociology on topic?

This question, while not a good question for other reasons, is really more of a Sociology question than psychology. Is Sociology on topic here? It's been deemed a Cognitive Science by some ...
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Do we want a warning about scientific answers before users answer?

As it was pointed out in chat, Skeptics has the following disclaimer when asking a question: Our site has a disclaimer displayed when new users try to answer questions also, but ours currently looks ...
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Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach

We are well into our fourth year since the inception of this Q&A site, yet are still showcasing growing pains. Our main problem is retaining a core user base to be able to push true an idea and ...
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What should we change the name of our site to, if anything?

There have been many other threads that discuss a possible name change. The Community Team has suggested we focus on growing our community first before considering a name change. This logic seems to ...
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Striking a balance between citations and common sense in answers

Please bear with me. I am throwing up suggestions, before writing my final question below. I am addressing the way we can answer questions, based on citations, linking answer style with question style....
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How can we can encourage questions to show proof of initial research?

I think that better questions show some at least rudimentary level of initial research. This might just be: "I've read the first hit of a Google search, and I received conflicting answers." "I did ...
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“Flag” and “Recommend Deletion” options for answers that are merely unscientific opinions

The following suggestions address the case where users treat the forum like a social media site (eg, reddit or slashdot), and post "opinion" answers, with no attempt to suggest that they have any ...
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“Mind and Brain (Sciences)” as a site title

One of the catchiest title suggestions for me was @jonsca's "Brain and Behavior". Unfortunately, as pointed out by @BenBrocka the title gives too low level and reductionist a view. I fear it would ...
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Link list for self-help questions?

Could we create a link list to forums, support groups, professional counseling drop-in centres etc. for self-help questions? I often see people looking for help and would like to send them somewhere ...

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