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When is the official date a degree is obtained?

I've read that there is a difference between the date that a higher degree committee approves a student for graduation and the actual date of graduation. The first being the date that a student ...
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How to use results/ideas from a paper I reviewed?

I recently reviewed a paper (general applied mathematics context). During the review, I realized that the fairly general ideas introduced in the paper can potentially be applied to a specific problem ...
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2answers
50 views

Do academics get paid when they give interview (or other form of appearance) in the media?

Which factors determine whether academics get paid when they give interviews in the media (or other kind of media appearances, e.g. debates)? I am mostly interested in the field of computer science, ...
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Can a postdoc conduct collaborative research with people that are not their PI?

I am a junior faculty member at a research university. I am working with postdoc A on a project. Postdoc A's PI, Dr. B, works in the same university, but is affiliated with another department. Prior ...
2
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1answer
59 views

What does it mean that after withdrawal of arxiv paper 'previous versions can still be retrieved'?

I'm considering withdrawing an arxiv paper (it has some errors, I think a fresh start is the way to go) but I'm confused about the warning that 'previous versions can still be retrieved' - will these ...
2
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21 views

How to send trackback to arXiv papers from a Jekyll blog?

I have recently noticed that arXiv allows trackback links from a blog where an arXiv paper is discussed to be appeared on the paper's abstract page. The help page basically said, to let a trackback ...
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10 views

Web Development Career Question [on hold]

What kind of degree should I pursued to become a web developer? Any ideas on majors and minors would be helpful.
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2answers
190 views

Is citing in an abstract required to avoid plagiarism?

Is it considered plagiarism if in the abstract, only key authors of frameworks used were cited and other peripheral concepts mentioned in the abstract were not cited but were cited in the body of the ...
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10 views

How does applying to work with multiple potential advisors at a university work?

I plan on applying to some graduate programs for a psychology PhD. At some of these universities, there are multiple professors I am interested in having as an advisor. If I am accepted to the program,...
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83 views

Should I accept my first Postdoc offer, or wait for a more desirable option? [on hold]

I just submitted my thesis and applied for few postdoc positions. Very recently, I have been offered a postdoc position in China. The university is not reputed, but the faculty has very good ...
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0answers
25 views

Is there a convention for specifying the location of a quote from a page?

Suppose that you have excerpted from a long, dense page of text without any line numbers or numbering that stipulates the location. So far, I write: p 10 ( [one of:] Top, Middle, Bottom)
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27 views

PHD With a Masters but a low grade degree [duplicate]

I have a third class degree in Physics and Astronomy , but will be studying for a Masters in Astrophysics. What chances do i have of getting myself onto a PHD?
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49 views

Usage of a TV show transcript in my Thesis is under fair use exception?

Can I use the data of Friends TV show transcript in my thesis for humor analysis and publish my paper/findings. Does the usage of TV show transcript data for analysis and construction of new script ...
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Is there a way to *ethically* hire somebody to write “rough drafts”/“extended outlines” for your PhD dissertation?

My girlfriend (let's call her Rose), who is a graduate student, got approached by a person of influence in Rose's industry (call her Elizabeth) who is currently working towards her PhD. Elizabeth ...
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24 views

What are the technical requirements of building a secure virtual sandbox platform? [on hold]

I'm looking to build out the basic blueprint for a virtual sandbox. While the sandbox will be meant for non-profit, innovation curating purposes, this sandbox will need to be extremely secure. The ...
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0answers
79 views

Delegate task to students as a postdoc

I've been assigned some tasks as a postdoc. Is it fair to ask my PI for students to perform some of them? I need help to ask my PI for students, the correct manner to do it. I'm afraid he will ...
9
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2answers
1k views

Mathematical proofs in non-math paper: What if they are wrong?

So my first paper from my undergraduate research just got published! Yay! However: I am still stressed out: What if there were any mistakes? I did my undergraduate research in a psychology lab, all ...
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1answer
47 views

Should I put a photo on my CV? [duplicate]

Is it common to put your photo on your CV? It feels strange to me but a lot of my seniors in my lab do so. How do professors feel about receiving such CV's?
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2answers
118 views

Why would a professor assign more grades to a presentation than a report in a software engineering subject?

I am doing my master's in Software Engineering at a German university. I had been told that the seminar presentation influences the final grade more than the contents of the seminar paper. But the ...
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1answer
75 views

Identifying assumptions in a research article

Sorry if this is a very basic question but I have to clear my head. When reading a research article, how can I identify the assumptions it makes? Can I "assume" any non referred part/sentence to be ...
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0answers
44 views

Citations in abstract [duplicate]

I am interested to know about rules in writing abstract in social sciences. Is it wrong if you just cited in the abstract around two key authors of frameworks where your study was based? Then ...
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1answer
38 views

Following up with a potential supervisor

I have been applying to join up for an MSc in Universities in Canada. One particular faculty member conditionally expressed his interest in being my supervisor. The dept is considering applications ...
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3answers
102 views

Bad style to start text in subsection?

Is it considered bad style if I have a section with multiple subsections and start my text only in the subsection (no text below the section heading)? 1. Section 1.1 First subsection ...
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0answers
54 views

Switching advisers in the same group

I am currently in a PhD program where I have it good. My adviser and my group are both about as good as one could ask for. My adviser is patient, helpful (albeit sometimes unclear), and happy to ...
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0answers
47 views

Should you include your collaborations in your CV?

Should you create a section listing your research collaborations in your CV? If yes, should you name of collaborators (who might not be known to the audience) or list the institutions and their ...
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2answers
99 views

Normalizing grades across multiple graders

We teach a large graduate class with many teaching assistants (TAs), who are involved in grading 4-5 assessments (each contains a large amount of code, and a 4-page report corresponding to the ...
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0answers
24 views

How to narrow down the scope of a computer science research project?

I'm working on a CS systems project for a while where I don't seem to find the right scope so that it turns into a research question that can be answered. I either develop the project further which ...
2
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1answer
61 views

On conference abstract based on my research lab job, not university where I am currently an undergraduate, should I include university affiliation?

I am an undergraduate student working at a National research institute (I call it NatLab), not my University (Acme U). On a proposed abstract for a conference which one of my coworkers will be ...
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1answer
114 views

Are engineering PhDs more relevant to industry careers than science PhDs?

So I am considering pursuing a PhD in robotics (or a related field) after spending a year in the industry. I want to make an informed decision about my career path and be reasonable about things. The ...
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1answer
209 views

Is it plagiarism to hire a freelance programmer for an assignment but change a lot of it before you submit it?

I took freelancer tutor help for a Python programming coursework during my MS but did not submit the exact code he gave, I refracted it and changed a lot of it. Is it considered plagiarism? I am ...
2
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0answers
41 views

Do EPSRC-like Centres for Doctoral Training exist outside the UK?

I'm looking into starting a doctorate next Autumn and am currently exploring my options. I really like the program style of EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training which started sprouting around British ...
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60 views

Took external help [on hold]

I took some help in order to "get the code running" for MS thesis through a freelancer website .My professor told me you got it running , though he gave A on the basis of my methodology and research , ...
2
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4answers
268 views

Is a PhD useful if you are interested in a career as a staff researcher, not leader of your own research lab?

How useful is a PhD if my final career goals don't involve leading my own research lab? In a perfect world I would like to end up as a bioinformatics programmer/analyst in a lab or a core facility to ...
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20 views

need information regarding copyright issues for rewriting information of a scientific article [duplicate]

I wonder how websites like 'discovery news', 'live science', 'scince alert', 'how stuff work', 'I fucking love science' manage the copy right issues while utilizing the content of recently ...
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21 views

Which institutions (outside of the States) offer PhD programmes in technology with delayed selection of thesis? [on hold]

I'm planning to pursue a PhD in robotics or a related field but I am not yet sure exactly what I'd want my thesis to be. Most of European institutions require you to suggest own research or join a ...
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21 views

How are Peer-reviewed Journals ranked? [duplicate]

I would like to know how peer-reviewed journals are ranked, and if I can access that information. I've heard about some impact factors, but I don't remember their name, or where to find info on them. ...
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299 views

Can I talk to another professor about quitting my PhD before I talk to my PI?

Summary of my situation: I'm early in my 4th year as a PhD student (Cell Biology), and I think I want to quit. My program is 5-7 years, so I have at least 2 years left or I can drop out and claim a ...
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0answers
26 views

efficient management of PDF/files with zotero [on hold]

I'm trying to introduce zotero in my research-flow. However, I don't find a way to efficiently manage the PDF files attached to entries of zotero. I use zotero with zotfile extension. The problems ...
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3answers
4k views

If I accept a PhD offer but change my mind about attending, do I have an obligation to attend for some number of years before dropping out?

I know there's alot of questions on S.E. about dropping out of graduate school after having started. My position is similar, but also different: I was accepted into a prestigious university's ...
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1answer
296 views

Changing the status of my paper in a job application

Two days ago, I have applied for a lecturer job and my CV & cover letter included a paper which was under review at that time. Yesterday, I got this paper accepted and will be soon published. As ...
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1answer
53 views

What is a Research Scientist position?

In an advert, I read: "[University U] is inviting applications for a multi-year fully funded Post-Doctoral Associate position. Highly qualified candidates may also be considered for a Research ...
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13 views

What is counted in CBSE 11th standard report card [on hold]

In India, CBSE 9th and 10th standard, the C.W., H.W., CCEs (FAs), SAs, projects and your performance in co-curricular activities such as P.E. and Life Skills were all counted towards your final grade. ...
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28 views

Will I still be able to get admitted into Atmospheric Science Phd program if I have a Mphil Degree in Environmental Science Policy and Management? [on hold]

If I get an MPhil degree in Environmental Science Policy and Management and do well with it, whats the chance of me getting admitted into a decent Atmospheric Science Phd program? http://www.envr.ust....
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1answer
54 views

confused if GMAT can fetch me a good university for MS course in the US [on hold]

I wanted to know if I can apply for universities in the USA for an MS course through GMAT. I was initially planning for an MBA but now I think I would rather go for a masters as I am an engineering ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Book Chapter Publication [on hold]

I am working on parasitology. I want to publish a book chapter in a book with ISBN number. Can anyone suggest where I can publish my book chapter
2
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1answer
62 views

How many words are considered to become subject to verbatim copy?

How many words can become 'subject to verbatim copying'? For example, if I write 'to disseminate content' in my paraphrasing and later on find that 'to disseminate content' is used exactly elsewhere. ...
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27 views

Applying for funding without between PhD and job/postdoc

I have recently (November) finished my PhD in Philosophy at a Warwick, UK. I am currently in the process of changing my area of study from a historical approach to certain texts to the much more ...
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22 views

Correlation between variables among different set of samples [on hold]

I have a data of X variables in a set of 10 subjects. I have another data of Y variables in another set of 10 subjects. The two set of subjects are independent. Is there a possibility of finding ...
2
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1answer
55 views

How to give a credit to the sources on the Internet in an acceptable way?

I am a PhD student in mathematics. It happens to me that many times I see some very good mathematical ideas on the Internet and my research is influenced by these ideas. In general, the Internet ...
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283 views

Is it wise to select a PhD topic before choosing an advisor?

I am a student of Pure Mathematics interested in Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra. I was browsing the Internet for good research topics containing both a flavor of linear algebra and also having ...

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