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If I know how many questions I attempted/got wrong on GRE Math Subject test, can I estimate my score?

I gave my Mathematics GRE Subject test yesterday ( 170 minutes). I attempted 42 out of 66 questions and feel I could do more if I had some more time. I lost time solving some questions. Of the ...
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How can I use a search strategy?

I found a Cochrane Review from 2012. I would like to perform a new search with the same search strategy to see if there are an updates in this topic. The search strategy: Appendix 1. MEDLINE via OVID ...
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Is the correlation between learning a subject and having high grades strong?

I've found myself in a paradoxical situation. I have failed modules over and over, many modules, some modules more than once. One of the failed modules was introduction to computing. After passing it ...
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When and how should you talk to a professor if you think you deserve a different grade?

I recently was returned a midterm I wrote. One question I interpreted differently than what was intended. As a result I got 0.5/3 marks, which isn't a big deal but considering the test was only out of ...
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Computational geometry or pattern recognition for a specialization in robotics?

My background: I am currently doing MS in computer science, I am planning to do Ph.D. in Robotics, I have decided thesis track for my M.S., so it will help for my Ph.D. admission. My question: I ...
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Masters in Business Analytics or Information Systems; which of these provides me better job prospects? [on hold]

Currently I am working as SAP Business Intelligence Administrator,don't have high level coding skills. I am interested in doing masters from USA.I am gathering information about universities which ...
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Does the order of citation ([Kir10, HZK09] or vice versa) matter?

I am currently writing my bachelor's thesis in Computer Science. When I have a sentence It was shown in [Kir10, HZK09] that ... does it make a difference if I write It was shown in [HZK09, Kir10] ...
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Are there any experiment reproducibility databases?

Quite often when I read a medical research article I wonder whether other researchers tried to reproduce the experiment. I could go through the list of papers that cite the article but I find this ...
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39 views

Is there any difference between one-year MScs and two-years MScs?

I am currently intending to apply for a master degree in Health/Clinical Psychology. I would like to ask if there is any difference in terms of qualification between an one-year MSc and a two-year ...
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Recommendations for CS Masters application [duplicate]

I'm unfamiliar with the cycle for Master's degree applications, and am beginning to explore it now. It would be nice if someone could provide a general overview of what the application cycle entails. ...
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What are the acceptance rates at various CS masters degree programs?

I'm an undergraduate student at a top CS school who is looking to apply for my Master's soon (in about a year or so). I am applying to my school's 5 year masters program as a backup, but I would ...
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How do I handle nonexistent or missing data? [migrated]

i tried a forecasting method and want to check if my method is correct or not. My study is a comparing different kinds of mutual funds. I want to use the GCC index as a benchmark for one of them but ...
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I was caught cheating on an exam, how can I convince the instructors not to report it?

I got caught cheating in an engineering exam; my life is almost over. One normal engineering course at my university had an unreasonable amount of work: each week we would have like 5 quizzes (1 ...
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How can I find a link to Guardian's list of postgraduate open days for 2014-15?

The Guardian newspaper website has previously published a list of postgraduate open days at UK universities. However, I cannot see the list of postgraduate open days for 2014-15. Does anyone have the ...
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Is it ethical to reference a work accused of plagarism?

I have been using a book as reading for the background of my dissertation, but have just found out that it has been accused of being an unauthorised translation of someone else's work: ...
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should I say congratulations to my professor? What is the best way for this?

Few days ago I found on a website that my professor's student won the "Golden Kingfisher Prize" for her presentation under his supervision in his previous university 2 years ago .. Do you think it is ...
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Should I continue pursuing computer science at university? [on hold]

Hey this is probably a little bit of cry baby post but I really don't know where else i could get some opinion on this. I started my first semester at university studying IT, I don't want to boast ...
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How to investigate why students do not do their homework?

I teach freshmen courses. The lessons are in the classroom, but I also use an LMS to receive homework, to communicate grades and comments, and to post additional readings and resources. It is normal ...
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How can I fix or do after I made many big mistakes with my professor?

I am a new student in a college, the other company in my class is so quiet! (very rare questions and answers), and I am not very good at English (my professor is English). I said negative comments ...
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CS Master's acceptance rates and application process [on hold]

I'm an undergraduate student at a top CS school who is looking to apply for my Master's soon (in about a year or so). I am applying to my school's 5 year masters program as a backup, but I would ...
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63 views

What is the recommender address and his/her title or position in graduate applications?

I was trying to fill out the graduate school application for graduate school. However in the "recommender info" part it asks me to enter the address, city, institute and title or position but I wonder ...
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How to deal with students leaving the class for 10 min during the lecture?

In the freshman classes I teach (the class is like 30-35 students), some students would step out the class for 10-15 minutes and come back. The class time is 1 hour and 15 min. This is always ...
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What do you do when your best friend cheats and has become top 10 in class of 250?

My very best friend cheats, not just looking over her shoulder for two answers, I mean full out cheats - raising each grade from what would be a D to an A. I feel very guilty for doing something ...
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Where can I search for scholarships (for Game Design) in USA and Europe?

I'm from Ecuador, South America, and I'm looking for scholarships programs with organizations, so I can go to a Master degree. I'm looking for new options because here in Ecuador they give you some ...
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Using MHRA, do I need to cite a translator when referencing an online text?

My apologies in advance if this question is misplaced here. Using a reference like this (for online resourses) Heraclitus, 'Fragments Of Heraclitus - Wikisource, The Free Online Library', ...
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1answer
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Grading scheme which helps figuring out what is a right/wrong answer without generating frustrations

I am in charge of the grading for an undergraduate class, and I am trying to determine the grading scheme which would best help students figure out what is a correct/incorrect answer without ...
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Do U.S. PhD students who engage in research during summer or intersession breaks get vacation time?

When a PhD program in the United States like this states that students are expected to engage in full-time research during the summer months and the January intersession in addition to their regular ...
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1answer
55 views

Is there evidence of effects of votes of no confidence on enrollment?

Is there any evidence that a successful vote of no confidence on the president of a small college will have a negative impact on enrollment? This warning is being used by the administration of my ...
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Should I cancel / alter office hours for committee meetings?

My contract requires that I maintain a certain number of office hours a week where I am available to meet with students. In practice this time is rarely entirely taken up by student meetings however. ...
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What's behind the teen prodigies inventing things?

Every once in a while you see a headline similar to "17 year old student finds a cure for cancer!". Here are some examples too. What's behind this? I find it hard to believe that a teenager without ...
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Should you respond to a call-for-papers rejection email?

This question is related but I don't think it is a duplicate. I recently sent the abstract of my first paper to a call-for-papers for a conference. I received an email thanking me for the submission ...
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Professor asked me for draft of letter of recommendation,what should I do? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of discussions about this topic in this forum and I read all of them but my situation is slightly different. I took a class with my professor and I worked in his research lab ...
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Fastest way to download thousands of reference records [on hold]

Good day people, I was wondering how to donwload thousands (>500k) of references records at once or through a software or script and not 500 at each time. Thank so much in advance for any clue.
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Where can I register for a cheap or free online or distance Ph.D. program?

Is it possible do to an online or distance Ph.D. program at all? If so, are there ones that are cheap or free?
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Getting a scientific article published with no qualifications to any scientific journal?

I hope I have found the right website for my query. Would it be possible to get a psychological experiment that you carried out published to any journal, despite the fact that you are: Only 17 ...
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How does the class time in the day and week impacts the students' learning outcome?

Is there any research/study/survey that looked at the class time in the day and week impacts the students' learning outcome? E.g. students often complain when class are too early in the morning, ...
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Can't connect an Android Device to a database in MySQL [on hold]

I'm developing an app in which I have to obtein data from mysql. When the wi-fi is on the app runs perfectly but when is off the app don't make the connection to the database. I'm using a php web ...
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160 views

Is using the same topic title as a book title plagiarizing?

There is a well known book "Scientific topic X. Philosophical reflections." It contains a collection of articles on the topic. I am writing a paper myself. To what extent is it allowed to use the same ...
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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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273 views

Is it realistic to deal with a huge undocumented code base 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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Replace “future work” with a phrase in three words? [migrated]

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 ...
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1answer
113 views

What is the meaning of signs and numbers appearing in 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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89 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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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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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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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
438 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
663 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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What is the best way to start learning a new course?

For learning new courses by one's self is it better to read the related text to attend online courses such as from sites like Coursera to combine the two or use another method altogether In ...
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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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