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What are books and websites I should look at before trying to write a grant?

I am an undergraduate currently involved with a local arts nonprofit, and the folks in charge would like to write grants and proposals to the colleges in town for cooperating on an after-school ...
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Dealing with huge undocumented code for Master's project?

I'm currently pursuing a Master's degree in a STEM field and working on a thesis. For my master's thesis, my advisor suggested I expand the code of the group's software and add new features to it. ...
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46 views

Replace “future work” with a phrase in three words?

Since I don't intend to continue work on my paper, I don't want to use the phrase "future work". After reading two similar questions (1 and 2), my first thinking is that most of the suggested ...
2
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58 views

Scoring system of AAAI

I've received the reviewer reports of my paper from AAAI. I found the scoring is a bit confusing and I would like to seek for help on understanding them. Each aspect is followed by a number and some ...
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62 views

What next…? [on hold]

I graduated with a bachelor's degree, major in management information system, in Ethiopia from a not so much reputed private university.That would be back in 2006. But then, I worked very hard and ...
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1answer
101 views

Is citation bias a studied issue?

I have noticed in a number of papers, including those in top journals, a common dirty practice which consists of self citing your previous works and omitting other important references in the area (I ...
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327 views

Are references with indication of page number uncommon in computer science?

I am writing a computer science paper in which I cite several lengthy sources (text books and standard specifications). Whenever I cite such a source, I add the page numbers of the subsection to which ...
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50 views

What is the difference between a metric and a heuristic? [on hold]

Summarizing a recent paper on saliency prediction, I noticed its first page gives the kind of disclaimer often associated with trying to quantify intuitive or high-level concepts: ``Other approaches ...
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1answer
412 views

Plural or singular in CV section titles?

In a CV for graduate school application, should one use plural or singular for the section titles? My main confusions are at Research Experience or Research Experiences Publication or Publications ...
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1answer
441 views

What are the pros and cons of being a Mathematical Reviews' reviewer?

I received a letter from Mathematical Reviews inviting me to be a reviewer. Before I make my decision, may I ask what are the possible advantages and/or disadvantages of being a reviewer?
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2answers
54 views

What is the best way to start learning a new course?

For learning new courses by self, reading the related text or online courses such as from sites like Coursera, which is better?
4
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1answer
77 views

What are pros and cons for an adjunct professor job at a community college for an IT professional?

I've just been contacted by a friend's friend who decided I'd make a great adjunct professor at a community college, IT department, application development. Suddenly I heard myself agree to an ...
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0answers
15 views

Precedence: Address or P.S [on hold]

At which position, in an e-mail similar to the following one, is it correct to write a "Post Script"? Position I or Position II? Dear Professor X. Hello, I am John Smith. And this is my ...
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26 views

What is the best option I should choose for my education level? [on hold]

I'm try to apply for DV lottery, but I'm not sure about the educational qualifications section. I have completed my primary & secondary education and I have passed GCE O/L and GCE A/L exams as ...
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Is it ethically questionable for me (an undergraduate) to hire “research assistants”?

I am an undergraduate student being paid a (relatively speaking) hefty monthly research stipend. I need only some of this money to pay off my university fees and living costs, since I have wonderfully ...
2
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0answers
43 views

Pros and cons of doing postdoc in Europe vs. USA

I am an EU citizen, and 27 years old. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's in Electrical Engineering in the UK, now finishing up my PhD (in EE as well) in the USA. I am currently applying for ...
9
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2answers
859 views

What to do when a former supervisor keeps contacting my current supervisor as a way to pressure me to publish my Master's thesis?

I'm all for publishing my own work of course. Since I have coursework and new projects during the semester I have temporarily put aside my manuscript and I have communicated with the former (Master's) ...
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0answers
25 views

How does the ACT Online Prep website mark your practice essay? [on hold]

Does anyone know how the ACT Prep website evaluates your ACT Writing essay? After you submit it to the website, you are immediately presented by your score and a number of points on the essay. How ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Should I index all the specific terms which are included in appendix?

I am writing my master thesis (Mathematics field) and I would like to know if I should index all the specific terms which are included in appendix. Is it necessary?
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3answers
132 views

Could research data fall under the Freedom of Information Act?

When I refer to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) I mean either the federal act or similarly implemented state laws. Clearly the validity of such requests would have to be limited to institutions ...
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2answers
103 views

How are letters of recommendation handled when they come from a member of the admissions committee?

I've asked three professors from the school I did my undergraduate studies at to write letters of recommendation for me. However, one of the schools I'm applying to is that same school. In other ...
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2answers
2k views

Is it crass to acknowledge a colleague that passed away in my thesis?

A PhD student in our school recently passed away unexpectedly, to the shock and grief of a large number of research students and academics, including me. I had little to do with him on a daily ...
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2answers
366 views

As an inexperienced/unknown recommendation letter writer, what should I do to make my letter stand out?

It is generally acknowledged that one should try to get recommendation letters (for grad school, jobs, etc.) from well-known experienced members of your field, if at all possible (for e.g. see some of ...
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1answer
25 views

Video for documenteries or tutorials on Artificial Intelligence subjects [on hold]

Videos are effective tools for learning, for example tutorials which are delivered as a video film or documentary movie are very helpful for me, I recently downloaded some lecture videos from MIT ...
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1answer
30 views

Working Experiences Sections in application systems of doctoral programs?

I am applying to doctoral programs and I am not sure if it is necessary to fill out the sections for working experiences. The problem is that I have been always a full-time student up to now and, ...
4
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1answer
321 views

Can corresponding authors include their personal website to be contacted?

I wonder if corresponding authors in peer-reviewed publications can include their personal websites to be contacted besides their address, telephone and email. In the case that the corresponding ...
16
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3answers
2k views

How to deal with coauthors that have left academia

Researchers might take different paths other than staying in academia after completing their PhD, postdoc or even later. This happens for a number of reasons. The most compelling of all is that there ...
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3answers
48 views

What should be included on the title page of a conference presentation

I am preparing slides for a conference. And I struggled (a bit) for what to put on the title page. I know the paper title is a must, maybe the conference name, place, date. How about authors and ...
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236 views

Intent behind Recommendation Letter requirement?

What is the inherent idea of having a recommendation letter/ "letter of reference" requirement in academia, especially while applying to grad schools? I understand that if the person giving the ...
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1answer
90 views

Should excavation data be available to those who request it? [on hold]

Many excavations are funded, at least in part, with taxpayer money. In addition, an archaeological excavation, by its nature, destroys the original information, preventing anyone from finding the same ...
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0answers
78 views

Do automatic tools to check thesis exist?

I am currently writing my bachelor's thesis in Computer Science with LaTeX. The thesis is written in English. I use aspell for spell checking, but I think there is more that could automatically be ...
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0answers
32 views

How to calculate cross-price elasticity from p.e and i.e? [on hold]

I have a question as following: There are two goods: beer and pizza and conditions: Bob's income elasticity for beer is 3. Bob's price elasticity of beer is -2. What's the cross-price elasticity ...
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2answers
73 views

Does getting pay to be a subject in an experiment violate an F1 visa in the US?

I am in a university in the US. I need 10 subjects for a 2-hour experiment. The compensation is 100 USD. If a subject is an international grad student on an F1 visa in my university, will it go ...
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3answers
39 views

Wanting to return to university, but I have a Master's degree. Funding options?

My undergraduate is in Biology, I'm a US native. I'm thinking about going back to school to study a more quantitative discipline like statistics or computer science. Does anyone know of any ...
34
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2answers
2k views

What procedures should I follow if my preprint is stolen and published in a journal?

I am surprised by the fact that a journal published an article that I have had in arXiv for a few months. The date of publication is after the date that I posted on arXiv. The submission date in the ...
2
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0answers
52 views

How and where can I seek help regarding research outside of my university?

I'm so glad to finally have found this avenue where I can seek some advice related to my Phd. I wonder why it took me so long to stumble on this. Let me give a brief of my situation: I'm a Phd ...
3
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2answers
79 views

Is it impolite to ask a professor who was not my master's thesis advisor (but with similar research field) to help me to work on a research topic?

I have finished my master's thesis and graduated from the university in which I used to study for my masters degree. Now I have two or three months free time and I am searching for a PhD position; in ...
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3answers
1k views

Why do some universities not allow dissertations to be publicly available?

After reading a comment (now deleted) saying My university's policies does not allow me to share my thesis PDF file completely. I was wondering why some universities do not allow dissertations ...
3
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1answer
84 views

Is the Cambridge Certificate of English accepted in US?

According to CEF, CAE and CPE are the highest level possible. If I apply to some top US university/college, will they accept a certificate from Cambridge instead of TOEFL?
2
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2answers
749 views

How to answer a professor asking “what your masters work is about?” when my thesis is not in English?

I have contacted a professor, looking for a PhD position. He replied that my field is so near to his research field, and to consider my application; he needs to know more about my masters thesis. ...
5
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1answer
93 views

Citing an article under a double-blind review process

This is my case: I've recently co-authored and sent an article to a journal that follows a double-blind review process, so that reviewers shouldn't be able to know the name of the authors. ---I mean, ...
3
votes
2answers
174 views

How to professionally quit a student job?

I'm a CS master student in a German university currently writing my thesis. Three months ago I saw an ad from a PhD student in the group where I'm doing my thesis asking for a student assistant (HiWi) ...
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2answers
93 views

Is it OK to include a personal (non-science related) statement in the final slide of a presentation

Is it OK to include a personal note telling intention of hard-work on the topic, e.g. I am looking forward to work on this problem in the Conclusion slide of a presentation related to possible ...
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63 views

How should I prepare for conversation with supervisor that I want to drop from his supervision?

I have two supervisors, Prof. A and Prof. B. I want to drop from Prof. B's supervision. How should I discuss this issue with both Prof. A and Prof. B? When I've enrolled, both faculties agreed I ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Is it OK to name discrete research areas as your research interests in the statement of purpose?

I am planning to apply to a Chemistry graduate program and I am interested in both drug delivery and computational chemistry fields, which are not quite related to each other. I have backgrounds in ...
0
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0answers
77 views

Do Expectations From a PhD Candidate Change with respect to the Country or Region?

I am willing to pursue a PhD degree in Northern Europe (mostly in Scandinavia). So, I take advice from differen professors of my university. The exact question I asked was: I want to complete my ...
0
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0answers
12 views

Masters in Human Resources Management - Postgraduate study

I'm based in the UK, have an undergraduate degree and I'm looking at further study in the field of Human Resource Management to expand my generalist HR knowledge. I have looked at various ...
1
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1answer
52 views

Tuition cost over time

I am wondering if anybody knows of a datasource that makes available tuition cost over time (annually) for US institutions. I am particularly interested in the cost of graduate school expense.
29
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2answers
2k views

Are researchers permitted to mislead subjects about the purpose of a trial?

I think much research would not be very successful if the subjects knew the purpose of the research. When researchers gather human subjects for a trial, can they provide the subjects with misleading ...
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0answers
61 views

What can I expect from a publication on arXiv [duplicate]

Is it reasonable to expect that someone would read/comment my paper if I uploaded it to arXiv? As this paper is intended to be published in a journal, should I upload it before or after submission? ...

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