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Include contributor to list of authors or acknowledgments in a paper

Suppose, a group of researchers write a paper about topic X. At the beginning of this endeavor, the researchers consult a professor (let him be Professor A) who is a member of their institute. ...
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How often should an academic reference for computer-related subjects be revised?

I know of a certain on-line college offering Bachelor of Arts Major in Information Technology. After inquiring about the program, I found out that almost all the references/ modules this school gives ...
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Citing oneself in PhD application documents: Good or bad?

Some PhD applications I've gone through involved submitting a research proposal, statement of interests and/or a sample article review (e.g. of a specific, pre-determined article which has relevance ...
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1answer
16 views

Should technical research papers contain a 'Proposed solution' in them?

I want to publish a paper for the literature study that I have performed instead of the way I have implemented it (Planning to do this in another research paper). I have however evaluated different ...
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2answers
307 views

Parents attending thesis defense?

My wife is defending her thesis soon, and in her department, defenses are open to the public. I will be there along with several of her friends/colleagues. Her mom also wants to come to the defense. ...
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1answer
39 views

Cite a paper currently under review [duplicate]

I wrote a paper a few months ago, which I submitted to a journal and is currently under review. My field is mathematics. Lately I have been thinking about a few things with a colleague and we came ...
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Creation of human-like being [on hold]

I've been wondering if creating a being that is constructed from modified human DNA & Cells would be ethical or legal. As far as I know cloning a human is illegal but how about once it's ...
2
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0answers
50 views

Alma mater and alumnus status when dropping out [on hold]

Do dropouts have an alma mater and are alumni of the institution where they dropped out in the respective phase of their studies (undergraduate, master or doctorate)? Or are these terms only meant for ...
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29 views

Chances for admission in MSc in Applied Mathematics in Canada with full funding from parents [on hold]

I finished my BSc in Applied Mathematics from a Canadian University with a GPA of 2.80 and am currently looking to do apply for thesis based Masters in the same field. I have made a list of all the ...
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48 views

Interview for masters program including 2 minute scientific presentation

Yesterday I received an email that I have to give a 2 minute scientific presentation as part of an interview for a masters program on this coming monday. Now I am really struggling whether I have to ...
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FERPA violation [on hold]

Is it a violation of FERPA for an assistant coach to discuss an incident of elgibility and reference the student "using his IEP as an excuse not to do his work" in front of other players on the ...
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2answers
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Discouraged from giving A's, but students are doing excellent work, what can a professor do?

I know somebody who works in a department that discourages giving students A's. Basically, a few years ago, there was a professor giving everybody A's. The department was labeled as a "vacation spot" ...
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1answer
59 views

How do I determine if a paper has undergone anonymous peer review of its statistical analysis?

I heard on Twitter today about a paper stating that after the Snowden leaks, people looked up terrorism-related topics less on Wikipedia. I'm not worried about deliberate fabrication of data, but I'm ...
4
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1answer
90 views

Providing Methodological Support to Colleagues Outside One's Expertise a Career Killer?

I have a friend who works at a small university with limited resources. Since he has a gift for methodology and statistics he frequently supports colleagues with their studies. He helps with the ...
6
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2answers
299 views

Averaging exam scores with very different means/distributions

I'm teaching a course that has two exams which together form a large part of the students' grades. On the first exam, the mean score was very high (~90%) with the majority of students scoring over ...
6
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0answers
40 views

Supporting ESL Graduate Students

I've had to support several ESL graduate students in the past. In general, they were smart and capable but really struggled with the reading and writing aspects of graduate work. They did complete the ...
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127 views

My supervisor blocks the submission of my paper to a journal [on hold]

From the start of my PhD (applied mathematics), I had many disagreements with my supervisor on the research topic (no funding) she gave me. This made our relationship bad and collaboration unpleasant. ...
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13 views

Status still “ Editor Assignment Pending” after 8 weeks [duplicate]

I submitted my paper in Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (springer) The journal says the average time from submission to decision is 1 month, but after 8 weeks the paper status is still ...
3
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1answer
60 views

Listing rudimentary language proficiency in an application in that country despite English being working language

Should a person list his/her (very basic) knowledge of a language spoken in a country he may be working in on an application for a position in that country, even if the language really isn't necessary ...
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Can a professor force me to submit my paper to a journal?

I am currently taking a graduate class that requires that I submit a paper to a journal at the end of the semester. The professor sent out an email informing us that we can either hand off a copy of ...
6
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1answer
260 views

Why doesn't a master's thesis get read by a PhD admissions committee?

I have heard from three professors internally at my school that my master's thesis will likely not be looked at by Phd admissions committees - these professors are frequently on the admissions ...
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83 views

Hypothetical: Will a post on Arx as a high school sophomore hurt my future academic life

I am a high school sophomore student who is very passionate about the subject of number theory and college level calculus. However, I am currently only in the high school class of precalculus/trig. ...
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3answers
245 views

How long should you wait for a professor who's late for class? [on hold]

I've heard that you should wait 15 minutes for a professor who is late to a class, before leaving. Some of my classmates have said that the 15 minute rule is only for professors without PhD's, and ...
1
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1answer
64 views

Any recourse for testing on material not mentioned in the class syllabus? [on hold]

In one particular university class, many people stopped attending after about half the semester was over as the professor was "confusing" as many people phrased it and opted to instead study from the ...
2
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0answers
69 views

Could somebody tell me what's this degree in maths called in EU or USA? [on hold]

In my country, Argentina, the standard Mathematics course is about 6 years long, and it gives you a degree with title called "Licenciado en Ciencias Matematicas". Could someone tell me how's this ...
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1answer
107 views

My colleague is monetizing our contributions and not compensating us [on hold]

A few years back, my advisor began a project (received funding for, etc.). My advisor funded a student (we'll call them "CEO") on this project, who's now working on a startup in this area and is ...
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0answers
32 views

computing one's Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number [migrated]

Erdös numbers, Erdös-Bacon numbers, and Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath numbers are not uncommonly found on a CV these days. It's easy to find lists and online tools to discover low values for the first two, but ...
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0answers
46 views

Early career advice for Jr. Researcher on selectivity of authorship credit for collaboration in areas outside one's specialization

I have a problem...Once folks learn my academic specialty within the medical sciences and of my strong background in statistics, they often want to form a collaborating - mostly they want me to ...
5
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1answer
90 views

Should I share my extensive notes summarizing literature in my field?

Before and during my PhD (that I just recently finished) I have been taking notes summarizing basically everything I have read in my field (articles/monographs/dissertations). The notes are structured ...
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Would a professor write a bad letter of recommendation?

I asked a professor from my online graduate degree to write a letter of recommendation. It was when I first started looking at graduate school, so was not prepared with what you would usually want to ...
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0answers
31 views

Software for teaching dossier [on hold]

What software do you suggest for compiling/developing a teaching dossier? I believe that Acrobat Pro DC is a good software to help me develop a giant teaching dossier, but I'd like to know what other ...
5
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1answer
36 views

Is it okay to share work submitted for undergraduate assessment online?

I'm an undergraduate theoretical physics student in the UK nearing the end of my degree. Over the course of my studies, I've produced a lot of computational code and written reports that I think would ...
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4answers
3k views

I came across plagiarism. Whom should I inform if at all?

I have been reading a sample PDF of a book by a professor at a research university published in 2007 on the publisher’s website. For some reason the book’s title was not included in the PDF’s footer ...
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Got 50 marks in JEE MAINS [on hold]

I got 50marks in JEE mains. I am a SC candidate. Can i get any NIT. I am expecting 65% or more than 65% in 12th.
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7answers
8k views

I don't want to kill any more mice, but my advisor insists that I must in order to get my PhD

When my supervisor pitched the PhD to me, it was all about analyzing "big data". I had BSc/MSc experience in wet-lab biology (mainly culturing cells), however I wanted to branch out into ...
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0answers
37 views

looking for an advisor to start my thesis [on hold]

I am looking for an advisor because I am doing an MA thesis. currently I am facing some sort of difficulties with my topic, so I decided to get some help because I have a limited time..I really ...
5
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2answers
885 views

How important is it to submit papers early to a conference?

Does the submission number in any way influence the way a paper is treated? For instance, is it likely that an early submission will be picked up by a member of the program committee, rather than ...
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53 views

Post Doc in Norway research atmosphere

I was recommended for a post doc in Norway. I was wondering how is the research typical atmosphere in Norway. Here in the UK you spend more time writing proposals or trying to do research that can be ...
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24 views

Asking a complete stranger for a subreview for a conference?

This question is about Computer Science firstly, I don't know if it applies to other domains I am a PC member of some international conference in my field. I got a large number of papers to review, ...
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81 views

Can I attend a PhD program with the intent to transfer my PhD credits to an MS and after 2 years, apply to a better university for a PhD?

I have been admitted to a PhD program at a US university in the department of physics. The department ranking is 100 (according to the US News ranking). In the PhD program, most of the students in ...
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1answer
208 views

How well is “I want to do research at a big company” received during a PhD application?

Is it somehow "taboo" to mention planning on leaving Academia™ after having finished one's PhD program?-- I've been at a couple of interviews for PhD positions at which the following question was ...
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0answers
26 views

Which non-academic projects/experiences to mention in a PhD application?

I want to research as a PhD student after several years of being away from academia but am unsure which non-academic positions to include, how many of them, and how to describe them: The PhD will be ...
5
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1answer
98 views

Applying to do a PhD after a(n unsuccessful) period of job hopping

Disclaimer: Since this question is explicitly about applying to do a PhD, I figured that the Academia SE was a better fit than Workplace, but do correct me if I'm wrong. How can I explicitly, ...
7
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1answer
241 views

How common is it for a professor to require students to work for him?

I'm in a computer science master's program in a university in asia. It's a three-year program, and halfway through our first year, our professor told us to come work for him at his company during our ...
0
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1answer
108 views

How to start researching for a thesis topic [on hold]

I'm senior undergraduate student who has just received a thesis project from my professor to work on for a year. However, I don't know where and how to start. What would you suggest? The project ...
1
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1answer
73 views

Incorporating Cellphone use in a Course

Most educators have some policy regarding cellphone use in class. Often this policy is "no phones" or "I don't care." I would like to take different approach. I would like to learn of ways to ...
0
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0answers
31 views

What is the dropout/switch major rate for engineering bachelor?

What is the average dropout and switch major rate for US 4 year engineering college for students entering bachelor's degree program after 2010? It is pretty hard for me to find any good reference.
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28 views

PhD project topic on BSM [on hold]

I have just started a PhD on Beyond SM physics. I had a chat with my supervisor, and he told me to look around to find out what sort of topics interest me. He is on the borderline between a ...
0
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0answers
61 views

Prospect of physics “expert” w/o degree [on hold]

I apologize for the bad title. I did not know what to put. Also, English isn't my best language as well. If clarification is needed, I will provide it. So, anyways. I was wondering how much prospects ...
2
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3answers
313 views

Have I given my PhD supervisor enough time to react to serious issues before raising it above their head?

I've been having doubts about the progress I've been making during the start of my PhD. About 2 weeks before I was due to go abroad for a placement at another lab I raised these concerns with my ...

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