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How to calculate cross-price elasticity from p.e and i.e?

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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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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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 ...
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98 views

A problem of a stolen article

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

After reading this comment, I was wondering why some universities do not allow dissertations to be publicly available over the web? (by any means - free or through subscription) This seems a ...
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36 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?
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461 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. ...
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67 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, ...
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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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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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51 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 ...
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47 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 ...
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65 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 ...
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9 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 ...
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1answer
47 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.
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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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56 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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64 views

CC-licensing course slides

I would like to share under a Creative Commons license some course material (slides) I created. However, I used (abused?) of duly cited non-cc sources such as books etc. to prepare the course ...
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55 views

Work Integrated MS Software Systems (4 year) from BITS Pilani, India

I am working in an IT company as a developer. They are offering a 4 year MS from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India. But we should sign a 4 year bond with the company. So is ...
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142 views

Is there a website that shows current research strides in several academic fields?

I am looking for some sort of website that shows/illustrates current research strides across several academic fields. It would be pretty cool if this existed as a interactive interface like google ...
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31 views

What is a “description of professional interests”?

I am about to finish a PhD in computer science and am on the job market. I'm mostly interested in small liberal arts schools, and have been working on application materials directed towards SLACs for ...
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1answer
99 views

Prepare presentation for Phd Interview in Germany

I have been invited to the second round of interviews for a PhD position in a research programme in Informatics. I haven't submitted any research proposal, but now I have 2 and a half days to prepare ...
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1answer
107 views

What is the academic value of a white paper?

I am wondering what constitutes a white paper and what is the academic value of it. I found some information here but I am more after turning an aspect of a research into a white paper. Currently, ...
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1answer
67 views

How should I approach a Tokyo University professor to join their lab?

What are the guidelines that I should follow when contacting a foreign University professor to ask for joining their lab? I need to find a professor for my already accepted semester abroad as an ...
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1answer
199 views

What should you do when your supervisor suffers from Dunning Kruger effect?

My supervisor wants to borrow some ideas from another sub-discipline into his own sub-discipline. The problem is he is suffering from Dunning Kruger effect. He just has some very basic knowledge about ...
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1answer
124 views

Grades in masters before PhD

I'm working on a masters in mathematical finance. I am going to make at least one B this semester at a program which is not highly regarded after having made very good grades in undergraduate school ...
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When do you ask a professor if a visitor can sit in on class?

There's a prospective graduate student visiting my adviser and I was asked if the student could come with me to an undergraduate class I'm taking at another college within the university. Is it ...
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29 views

“Isomorphy” in mathematical texts [migrated]

I want to use the term "isomorphy" in a mathematical text, like: There is isomorphy of objects A, B, C, D, E and F. which is equivalent to There exist isomorphisms between the objects A, B, ...
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1answer
77 views

Who are graduates of Engineering Science? Engineers or Scientists? [on hold]

In the university where I used to study for my masters degree, there were students studying Bachelors of Engineering Science. Their syllabus was like an ocean with a centimetre depth. They study some ...
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1answer
156 views

How can I write a paper that will convince the reviewers that the results are non-trivial? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper in math/cs/economics to a top-level journal. The paper involves a new variant of a well-known problem. All reviewers agreed that the results are interesting and non-trivial, but ...
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1answer
35 views

If I get an HND then a BSc, can I then go and specialise in any area for my Masters?

I am currently in an apprenticeship for Software Development; however, I want to change my future career after doing a job as a Software Developer. I would like to know if I would be able to go and ...
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1k views

What to do when on-line instructor is ignoring questions?

I am enrolled in an on-line graduate course. The course is not available in the classroom format. For the past few weeks, the instructor has ignored every question I sent him. I've asked for: help ...
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1answer
55 views

How to detail conference presentation of my work that was given by someone else on CV?

Recently some work of mine was presented at a prestigious conference by the second author on the forthcoming journal article. On the write-up submitted to the conference I was listed as first author, ...
2
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1answer
60 views

When is a good time to go visiting potential post-doc opportunities?

I am in my last year of graduate studies. I have lately started networking for post-doc opportunities with some of the prominent people out there. I believe I have done a decent job in presenting ...
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1answer
581 views

What to do if a co-author is delaying announcement of results?

I am finishing writing a joint paper with a collaborator and we are both extremely excited about the results. However, we cannot agree on when to announce the results. In my opinion the paper is ...
3
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1answer
59 views

Writing a recommendation letter as an employer for a student applying to programs in a different field

I have been asked to write a letter of recommendation for a student I formerly supervised at my place of employment (at university, but as a staff member). The graduate programs the student is ...
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2answers
3k views

How to make leaving a PhD program seem like a positive thing on a resume [duplicate]

I have a feeling this question has been posted before, but I wanted to ask as my situation is slightly different. I've recently decided to leave my PhD program in the social sciences in order to look ...
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42 views

How to list GRE scores on CV

If someone scores quite high on the GRE, how and where would they list it? Or would they even list it at all?
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1answer
136 views

Is Visa required to obtain a very short term research grant (15 days) from a US University?

I am an associate professor and I am going to the US for two weeks. I am going to visit a colleague who is arranging with her university a small grant for me to cover the basic expenses. According to ...
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2answers
5k views

I attended an Olympiad for student and failed. How should I write this down on my CV?

When I was a freshman in the university, I was a member of my university Olympiad team to compete on the Student Physics Olympiad. And I failed to get a single medal. Although the results weren't ...
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1answer
83 views

Cheating in college [on hold]

If I cheated in college courses should I feel bad? Does it mean that I am not a good student or I am a failure? What would you think someone who cheated could do to make up for it?
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1answer
69 views

Is it very difficult for international applicants to get a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the US?

I am a mathematics postdoc working outside the US and this year I am preparing for applications for positions (mainly in the US). I should also add that I am not a US citizen. Sometime ago I have ...
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31 views

Profile Evaluation Please? [on hold]

I really appreciate your help! GRE: V:157 Q:166 AW:3.5 = 323+3.5 GPA:3.75/4.00 Major1: Electrical Engineering Major2: Physics both from UIUC Research: 1. networking related research in CS ...
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734 views

Pose lots of unanswered questions in a PhD thesis chapter?

I am just finishing my computer science PhD. It has five research chapters. The first four pose many research questions and answers all of them; they are complete in this sense. The fifth chapter ...
2
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1answer
95 views

How to “present” effectively research results in a written document (publication, thesis) in Computer Science [on hold]

In line with this question, I would like to know what is a nice way of writing a section in a thesis/paper where the results of the research are represented? There are many suggestions online [1 , ...
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3answers
174 views

Is it usual for a PhD thesis to have two distinct subjects?

In my PhD studies I have slipped off my original track of research. This was also caused by the fact that I found out that my work can be generalized to a broader scope. It is not so bad, during this ...
2
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1answer
116 views

How much emphasis should be put on programming ability in a letter of recommendation for CS graduate studies?

I have a little computer science background. In one of my statistic courses we did significant data analysis with SAS and R coding. I'm getting this professor to write a LOR for me. He wants me to ...
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38 views

How to put my masters in information security on a business card [duplicate]

What is the correct way to put this on a business card? My best guess is: [BCSc , MSc in Info. Sec.]

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