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face-saving way of asking whether audience is familiar with specific topic

Sometimes I give a talk for a limited number of persons (typically well below 15). Here, the audience consists of persons from different subfields of the same fields. Consequently, I am often not ...
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Is it worth to idle for a semester in order to apply for a specific Masters programme?

I am a CS (major) & Mathematics (minor) undergraduate student at TU Munich and currently finishing my 4th semester. Due to a lack self-management and organisation in my first year, it will ...
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Impact of fetal gender on pregnancy related low back pain [on hold]

Is this an appropriate tittle to do research on an undergraduate level
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194 views

Is there any way to get accepted in PhD program without masters?

I am applying for a PhD position for last few months but all the Professors say they need a masters whereas I have quite good lab experiences than a masters student even. I am very much depressed ...
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1answer
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Is it immoral or unethical for conference organizers to have an unstated expectation against submissions to multiple conferences?

I've been surprised at some of the comments on this question about a grad student who unwittingly submitted a paper to a fake conference and got it accepted at a good conference simultaneously. ...
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change of study plans within ABET accreditation

Currently, I am working in a CS program that has decided to follow the ABET accreditation. The problem is that we are about to implement a new study plan for the next year, which is more suited to the ...
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95 views

academic promotion [on hold]

I always think about academic promotion. I completed my PhD, and I am publishing every month with international journals. In my country, senior lecturer to associate professor requires 5 publications ...
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3answers
134 views

What is the purpose of the centralized CollegeBoard instead of individual universities giving their own entrance exams?

Why does CollegeBoard (the organization that does the SAT, GRE, etc.) exist? Why don't universities just give their own entrance exams? It seems such centralization of power in CollegeBoard would be a ...
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Oral vs Plenary at a Conference

In my field (Computer Vision), the largest international conference (CVPR) has the following format: two simultaneous oral sessions (with talks awarded to ~10% of accepted papers), followed by a ...
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1answer
73 views

Getting work experience recognised as a master's degree?

Note: I'm asking for an older relative with close to 30 years of relevant experience in electrical engineering. He has a bachelor's degree. We both live in Canada. Due to how his employer's criterion ...
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53 views

Changing Phd topic in between because of lack of 'usefulness' of current research

In my current study. I am trying to solve a problem A by using a technology B. My supervisors consider themselves as experts in B. I have a scholarship for 3 years and 1.5 years are over. I have ...
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Applying for master's degree with multiple published research [on hold]

I would like to know how much of an advantage an applicant has when applying for master's degree with 2 published research (co-author) in Q2 journals, couple of conferences and a year and half ...
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What high school is better between linguistic school and informatics? [on hold]

I'm 13 years old and I need to choose my high school by September. I like IT world (security, coding, programming etc.) and Languages (I'm studying English, French and I would learn German/Spanish and ...
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How can taking a stance against for-profit journals hurt your career? [duplicate]

I will start by saying that I have nothing against any individual or company making a profit out of goods, services or intellectual property they produce. However, I do not like the fact that ...
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29 views

Bracketed reference number as grammatical unit? [duplicate]

I'm revising a paper for two authors, and they've used the reference numbers in brackets throughout as parts of sentences. For example: "A more recent proposal was presented by [9]. This approach ......
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1answer
64 views

What about writing an abstract for a conference without having a research?

We know it is normal to submit an abstract without having the result published yet. But what about an abstract where there was never a research from the author himself on the proposed topic? Regards
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45 views

Tips to submit a physics related research paper to PNAS [on hold]

I am working in the field of quantum electrodynamics and planning of submitting a research paper to PNAS. However, I did a small research about this journal and apparently most of the work that it ...
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3answers
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How to appeal against an unfair decision - conference paper

My papers were rejected from a top conference venue in computer science due to laughably fallacious arguments. The reject decisions were based upon the following comments: The one's complement ...
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3answers
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How can I withdraw my paper from a fake conference?

I submitted one of my research paper in a fake conference by mistake. Now I want to withdraw my paper from it, But I am facing problem in withdrawal as no email id is given on that website. The ...
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1answer
57 views

Do teaching load agreements always refer to the academic year?

I was lucky enough to get hired as a tenure-track assistant professor in computer science. During the negotiation of the offer (per email), the department head assured me that, during my first year, ...
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1answer
116 views

For an undergrad, how long should a short-term volunteer position in a lab be?

I've been working as a research student at a biochemistry wet lab since my final years of high school (as a result of cold-emailing a professor). I'm entering the same university as that of this lab ...
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101 views

Is there a PhD without Master degree requirement in an European country other than England? [on hold]

I am a 1st year Communications Engineering student with GPA 3.5 who studies on the side pure mathematics. I did know this will help me a lot in graduate school communications. I still didn't start any ...
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1answer
61 views

Applying to multiple fellowships simultaneously

I am considering applying for three different postdoctoral fellowships, from three independent funding bodies. Each of these is a rigorous multi-stage process, including an expert peer review. Most ...
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1answer
152 views

Is it a self plagiarism to reuse a section of my previous paper in a new paper?

I am writing an article in which I need to reproduce a section of my previous paper. This section includes standard math formulations and very little text. Although I am including this section with ...
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1answer
102 views

Asking professors in other Universities for comments on research

If you are working on an individual research paper with the help of your advisor (e.g. M.Sc Thesis), what is the academic convention on asking for comments from other professors? For example, if your ...
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1answer
177 views

Am I disadvantaged by declining authorship?

I have seen many discussions of authorship conflicts, which usually relate to a substantial contribution not being recognised, or a more senior supervisor insisting on co-authorship. However, I am in ...
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1answer
86 views

What type of fallacy is this? [on hold]

I apologize if this is in the wrong section, I guess it should be with Academic Philosophy and this felt the best approximation of that. Feel free to move it to a section that is better. What type ...
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49 views

Publication bias in evaluations of assessments

It is widely considered that there exists a publication bias whereby it is more difficult to get null results published than it is to get positive results published in peer-reviewed journals. As a ...
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51 views

How to handle background/fundamental work? [on hold]

Let's assume a two year PhD student has done a lot of background work, by which I mean the kind of work that is only a preparation to real research that is going to be done on it. For example, a ...
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1answer
54 views

Etiquette of amending others' published work

I would like to use a psychology framework that has been published by a third party but amend one aspect of it. I intend, of course, to reference and attribute the model and make it clear that the ...
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1answer
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Can a Ph.D. student visit another lab for a week to learn a specific skill/topic? (inside EU)

I am wondering if (and how) a Ph.D. student could learn a skill that is the area of expertise of another lab inside the European Union, but in a different country than the university on which the Ph.D ...
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1answer
70 views

Can I do experimental research after doing a computational PhD in Chemical Engineering?

I am a graduate student in Chemical Engineering at a good research university in the USA. I came for the master's program and started working with a professor from day one. It has been a year, I like ...
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334 views

How to avoid student favoritism in the classroom?

FYI: I am teaching undergraduates, and am fairly recently out of grad school myself. I find myself unconsciously treating/regarding students differently based on their engagement with the class. I ...
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2answers
928 views

Grading proofs without reading them? [on hold]

Is it unethical or illegal to grade a proof exam without reading all of the proofs? Someone I know would give students 0 points if they do not use theorems presented in lectures, or if they have one ...
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Are there any fully-funded MA (mainly research, open to clinical) programs for students before graduate school? [on hold]

If one wants to gain more experience before graduate school, lets say in social and/or developmental neuroscience, but open to clinical applications, what would be a good program to attend? I'm ...
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0answers
22 views

Is it OK to reuse part of my published papers as background or supporting information in a grant proposal? [duplicate]

I am writing a grant proposal based on my previous publications. The methods and background introduction sections of the proposal will be similar to the published papers, and some results of previous ...
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0answers
89 views

How many hours should you expect to work for an hour of in-class teaching? [on hold]

This is really for physics since I'm sure it depends a lot on the discipline. So let's say you have 1 hour of in-class teaching a week. How many total hours should you expect to work? I know there's a ...
0
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1answer
151 views

If it is stated that two authors have contributed the same on a research paper, are both authors co-first authors?

If someone gets his name second on a paper despite the two contributing the same amount of work and this fact is indicated so, are both authors co-first authors?
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2answers
345 views

Two papers rejected from conference. One of them was judged based on the other

I have recently submitted 2 papers to a top tier IEEE conference; both were rejected. The reviews for paper B included two accepts and one reject. However, some of the comments the reviewer who ...
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3answers
54 views

Computer science framework software [on hold]

Is there some standard software for creating framework diagrams for computer science such as this or this. I know powerpoint can do some things like this, and I have been using illustrator. However, ...
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3answers
132 views

Why do some editors/journals withhold response letters from reviewers?

I recently reviewed a paper for which I recommended rejection. I wrote a comprehensive review with a list of items that needed fixing to motivate my decision. I spent some time (between a day and a ...
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2answers
285 views

Suggestions on how to organize a chair rotation

I am suggesting a chair rotation for a department in sciences. I was wondering about pitfalls and advantages, things to watch out for, best practices and general advice. If you have organized such an ...
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8answers
7k views

Is it acceptable to use personal equipment for research?

I'm a new graduate student in a computational lab, and the workstations provided by the lab I'm in right now are...slightly subpar. Long story short, a lot of it is nearing a decade old, and there ...
1
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1answer
95 views

How can I appropriately bring up topics of agenda to my professor in a meeting?

I have been working as an undergraduate research assistant in my professor's lab for about a year now. I've enjoyed working under his supervision, and though I wish I am acquainted with him more, I ...
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2answers
143 views

Emailing potential PhD advisors (recent change in research interest)

I'm currently getting ready to apply to graduate programs in Chemistry, and am beginning to contact potential advisors. My problem is that until recently, I was planning to focus on field X, but have ...
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0answers
17 views

Can too many undergraduate degrees endanger job prospects? [migrated]

I'm currently entering my third year of undergrad at a state university in the United States. I originally went to school for computer engineering but halfway through the past year I realized I was ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Is it appropriate (as an undergraduate) to email an academic with a question on their publication? [duplicate]

I am currently studying a published article as part of an undergraduate research project I am doing. I am having difficulty understanding specific parts as the article is quite dense and makes some ...
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0answers
49 views

What can I do if I have a change of heart about my research project? [on hold]

Last year I started working on a project that might have made Company X look bad. Later I interned at Company X and really liked it there. Now I have reservations about continuing to work on this ...
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0answers
9 views

Could I do a MS in Computer Science from B.Pharm graduation? [duplicate]

I have done my Graduation in Pharmacy. Its a 4 year program. Currently I am working. I want to pursue Masters in CS. It is possible to do MS in CS ?
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2k views

Which is more important when applying to grad school (particularly top grad schools): Research or Letters?

While looking around for an answer to this, I have been getting conflicting opinions/answers, so I decided to ask here: Is publishing a great research paper as an undergrad more important than great ...

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