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How should I cite two different translations?

I want to cite in MLA style two different translations of Alcestis by Euripides. However, I'm mostly citing one the content of one translation, not "mostly the translator's comments or the choice of ...
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Contact potential thesis advisor with no topic in mind

Is it okay to contact potential advisor if you have no specific topic in mind about your dissertation? I wanted to pursue graphics for masters, its a bit difficult narrowing it down. Is it okay to ask ...
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Does saying compliment to the fellowship help?

The fellowship (I'll call it XYZ) I'm applying requires me to write a personal statement (note that this is not research statement). This is their definition: The Personal Statement includes ...
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23 views

the intellectual rights of Phd doctoral project

I'm a first year PhD at an university, I'm working on a new research idea, I have published a paper on IEEE in this, moreover, in this article I realize a research idea that can be commercialized as a ...
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1answer
20 views

What's the best way to present regression results?

In many disciplines, regression results are a key finding that we use to present in conferences or seminars. I've seen many presentation slides full of numbers where in the end no auditor can identify ...
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3answers
121 views

One of the coauthors withdraws their authorship after submitting a paper

Is there a problem to change (reduce) list of authors of a paper after it has been submitted to a journal? I am one of the (ten) co-authors of this paper. After the review and changes we made in the ...
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2answers
65 views

What are author and journal rights after a article submission?

I am PhD student and I had submitted my manuscript by email (the journal has not online submission system) to one ISI journal in November 2014. After one month I asked about the status of my paper but ...
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What are the problems of failing in 12th exam [on hold]

I have a brother is doing his 12th standard in state of Tamil Nadu in India and gave the 12th board examination last week. Everyone says that it is a big problem if you fail in the exam. But I ...
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0answers
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Tasks Vs. Calendar in MS-Outlook [on hold]

I use MS-Outlook for organizing and planning my works. When I have a job that requires many days to do, I sometimes add it to tasks and sometimes add it to the calender; unfortunately tasks don't ...
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6answers
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How do I tell my supervisor his idea is incorrect?

My supervisor gave me some guidance in order to complete my Masters thesis and to publish the result in a journal. His ideas to develop the work are not correct and in this case I know my thesis ...
6
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3answers
174 views

Is it ok to mention assistance in grant writing on your CV?

On behalf of my advisor, I recently wrote a grant to obtain some specialized and expensive hardware. Is it ok to mention this on my CV, even though the grant is in my advisor's name and if yes, what ...
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3answers
440 views

Can a professor influence the graduate admissions committee if he or she is interested in a particular student?

I've had a promising Skype interview with a great professor from a top-level university in US. Our research interests are closely related and he encouraged me to apply BUT he says that all decisions ...
3
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1answer
54 views

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests: multiple questions or single question per request?

In England and Wales at least, Freedom of Information requests are a legitimate research technique to use for obtaining data on occasions when (a) they are applicable, and (b) other avenues have been ...
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2answers
160 views

verbally accepted offer; got a second interview call

I was made a verbal offer for a job at a college, which I accepted over the phone. I haven't got the written offer and I have not signed anything yet. I was informed the written offer will be sent to ...
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1answer
24 views

Where does the US Department of Education report university graduation rates?

Where can I find the report that states the fact below, quoted in a CNN article? Only 40% of middle-class college entrants who were high school seniors in 2004 had secured bachelor's degrees by ...
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0answers
31 views

Should the index and limit of an indexed family be defined separately in a nomenclature? [on hold]

When writing a nomenclature entry for the following indexed family J, do the i and m have to be included separately, or is their meaning implicit? {Ji}1≤i≤m Additionally, is this the correct way to ...
3
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1answer
116 views

Two professors want me to work at their labs, and I'd rather work with one of them than the other

I'm an undergrad who wants to do research but I don't know many professors, so I asked my school's Dean for Undergraduate Research for help. He told two professors about me, and both showed interest ...
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5answers
819 views

Should I disclose my mental illness and medication in a PhD position interview?

While I was doing my PhD in my previous position I was diagnosed with a mental illness. I started medication however as a result I could not concentrate very well and it made me quit my previous ...
4
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1answer
48 views

How do I cite a statement that cites several other sources?

The below is in a paper I am reading, written by Gareis. One of the uppermost complaints of study-abroad students remains the lack of meaningful contact with host nationals (e.g., Gareis, 1995; ...
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1answer
527 views

Mandatory army service in the middle of PhD, will it be possible to finish PhD under these conditions?

I started attending a university while in highschool, currently finishing my masters and have started working on my phd with the same (very very nice) advisors (who are aware of the following ...
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What is the format of writing the 'Literature Review' chapter?

I am a research scholar and my topic of research is related to the Work-Life Balance of Teachers of Self financing colleges. My doubt is regarding writing the Literature Review chapter. How it is ...
3
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2answers
74 views

Standard method for showing changes made to a LaTeX manuscript [on hold]

I am about to resubmit a manuscript to a journal, having now addressed the reviewers' feedback. The instructions say to submit my final manuscript along with a "marked-up manuscript", which is "the ...
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0answers
24 views

encryption and decryption of video in java [on hold]

i am in middle of my application of secure video sharing. my idea is to encrypt video and then store it in the database. The other user needs to decrypt the video before viewing. please help me the ...
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2answers
694 views

Is it normal to be stopped from doing experiments for months due to “equipment malfunctioning” during masters?

I am currently doing a medical science research masters with a difficult supervisor. Due to two incidents of equipment malfunctions (equipment that I am using), I was stopped from doing any ...
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3answers
567 views

Thanking fellow PhD students in a paper

I am just about to send a paper for publication, and I would be grateful for some advice on how I should acknowledge my fellow PhD students. The paper in question is my own, in the sense that I am ...
3
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0answers
65 views

Is it possible to keep one published paper in two persons thesis? [duplicate]

Me and my colleague are working towards our PhD. We have worked on same problems (80%) over the past few years. We have published some papers based on the work we have done. We have decided to write ...
3
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3answers
145 views

Is there an informal understanding at universities about PhD student funding?

This question was prompted by answers and comments on this question about PhD student funding. I am under the impression that STEM Ph.D. graduate students, when accepted into an RU/VH university in ...
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0answers
32 views

How to convert Australian grade to US GPA? [duplicate]

I am wondering how to convert Australian grade(HD, D, C, ...) to US GPA (A+, A, B, C ...) I tried few websites but those showed me which I think of as "too good to be true" results. For example, ...
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2answers
107 views

Is my GPA good enough for top-tier graduate schools? [duplicate]

I'm currently an undergraduate and have a cGPA of about 3.6 in Mathematics. I worry that it's not good enough to land me a place at some of the best graduate schools such as UCB, Princeton and MIT. I ...
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3answers
1k views

Is it normal to find unknown work during peer-review process?

I worked on my research for about 2 years and recently submitted a paper to a reputed conference. The referee reports came back and one of the referees pointed out papers that I should have ...
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5answers
777 views

How to remind a professor about sending papers to read?

In a face-to-face meeting with a professor, he told me he would send me some papers to read. It's been almost a week, so I assume he's forgotten. That is understandable, since he has a lot to do. I ...
0
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0answers
30 views

Math/CS dropout to pursue a philosophy major: How should I apply myself in my studies? [on hold]

So here's the drill. I'm in the third year of a joint Math/CS program, but I'm still in between freshman and sophomore courses, and without a glimmer of hope for successfully resolving any exams. For ...
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2answers
498 views

Proper procedure when promised funding not given to Ph.D. graduate student

I have a friend who was accepted into an interdisciplinary program at the University of Arizona a few years ago. They are more than halfway to completing their Ph.D., however their advisor is ...
3
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2answers
215 views

How do I convince my school to allow me to double major? [on hold]

I am currently a second-semester freshman. For the last several years of my life, I've been pondering over what to choose as my major. My last two years of high school, I took university math courses, ...
4
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2answers
66 views

How to locate most important literature in an unfamiliar area

I'm a pre-doctoral researcher (does it exist?) figuring out my true interests and learning the craft. When I start exploring a new (that is, unfamiliar) area, I try to find the most influential ...
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1answer
68 views

Questions to speaker per Smartphone in University lectures

I was at the MIT-Vienna-Conference and they had a pretty nice App-System (Superevent), where Questions to the Speaker could be asked per the Superevent-app, upvoted from others and finally answered by ...
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37 views

Want to open Start-up [on hold]

I have done MCA and now I am working as a software developer. I want to open my start-up, actually I tried it but for the lack of good team I had to shut it down. I tried to took opinion from my ...
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58 views

What to study after bachelors in Computer Science? [on hold]

I have completed my bachelors in computer science and now iam doing job as software developer.During my 4 years stay at the university i was an average student and concentrated more on theory to pass ...
4
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3answers
551 views

How should I cite a publication where the author(s) are anonymous (but the organization is not)?

I'd like to cite the following articles from "Scientific Data" (a journal from the Nature Publishing Group), but no authors are mentioned (as far as I can tell): ...
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1answer
64 views

Phd in computer science [on hold]

i am working in one college as an assistant professor in department of computer science and engineering in India. i have 10 years experience of teaching. i want to ask a question. can i take the G.R.E ...
4
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1answer
82 views

How common is spousal hire (academic or non-academic) in the Australia/New Zealand system?

I am an academic with hoping for an offer at an Oceania university. I want to know how common in this system is it to ask the university to give my spouse a job? It is common and often successful in ...
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19 views

Spatial Economic Analysis Turn Around Time [on hold]

Does anyone know what the typical turn-around time for review is for article submissions in Spatial Economic Analysis?
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35 views

How to write a good paper review? [duplicate]

I just started my Masters in computer science, and I started working on a research project with one of my professors last term as a part of a class project for his class. In relation to that project, ...
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4answers
1k views

Is it okay to incorporate a block of citations from a review paper into my own paper?

I'm currently writing a paper on a certain topic for which a review article was recently published. Of course, I want to contrast my new approach to existing techniques. For that purpose, I have ...
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0answers
55 views

Choosing Engineering Msc program: Broader field or more specific field? Also does Uni rank really matter? [on hold]

I plan to pursue my master degree in EU and currently still mulling over which program is the best for me: TU Delft (Netherlands) Msc. Mech. Eng, Control Eng Track RWTH Aachen (Germany) Msc. ...
12
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3answers
2k views

Let the second author to go to the conference instead of the first author who also wants to go

There was a master student who was supervised by a lecturer for his dissertation. They also decided to write and submitted a paper, whose first author was the master student, based on the ...
5
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6answers
3k views

How to express an ongoing PhD degree in suffix

Is it correct to express PhD in brackets "(PhD)" as suffix to express the ongoing degree?
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2answers
889 views

Strategies for reviewing a paper that has non-English references

I am reviewing a paper that quite heavily builds upon work that has only been published in Russian and Romanian, which are languages I (unfortunately) do no speak. Therefore it is quite difficult for ...
2
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1answer
349 views

Following up with professor after PhD rejection

I met briefly with a professor last year and showed him a poster of my work which was not good at that time (It was some sort of a presentation in which we show our work and research). Then I decided ...
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1answer
99 views

Can I do a masters [on hold]

I am an electrical and electronical engineering student and my last year. I expect my GPA at 2.2. Can I do a master at USA on electrical engineering or MBA? I know my GPA is low but maybe I can ...

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