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4 views

Differences between research in private labs and university (computer science)

I will talk about computer science. Which is the difference between doing a research job in an industrial research lab (as Google, Facebook or microsoft Research) and in a university? Looking at my ...
1
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0answers
15 views

Page number in “list of tables”

This isn't an ideal SE site to ask this question, but I haven't found a better one. Please suggest one if you feel different. In a "list of tables", what is the accepted convention for the page ...
8
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1answer
86 views

Why have international branch campuses?

There are campuses in Malaysia belonging to the universities of Southampton, Nottingham and Reading. There is a Mauritius branch belonging to Aberystwyth University, whereas the University of ...
4
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1answer
80 views

If I 'publish' something online -as a blog article, or pdf- will it be less attractive to publishers?

If I 'publish' something online -say on my blog as a blog article, or on my website as a pdf for people do download it and give me feedback- will it then be less attractive to publishers to take that ...
2
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0answers
55 views

Effects of Game-based Learning on Motivation for Learning

I found many studies discovering the impact of game-based learning on motivation for learning. For example, these papers You can also find a summary of them in this book chapter. However, it is ...
1
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0answers
84 views

Is ageism a problem? [on hold]

Is ageism a problem in academic hiring or tenure decisions? If so, is the problem more common when the applicant or tenure seeking professor is too young or too old?
2
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2answers
180 views

How should I approach a situation where my head of department doesn't want me there?

I'm in my first year of a PhD programme in the UK. In this year of the programme we do a few short projects with different supervisors and then choose a supervisor and project for the next 3 years. ...
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2answers
141 views

How to deal with consequential rounding errors when verifying the works of others?

to give a stupid example of a rounding error: on a test, the student is asked to calculate the circumference of a circle with radius 6.2. You personally did the math with π rounded to 3.14 and ...
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0answers
70 views

GPA is slightly below what's required for conditional admissions offer, what are my options?

I've received a conditional offer from Australia National University (ANU). To accept this offer I must have an average of 85% in my current undergraduate program, but I found that my final average is ...
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36 views

What is better program in the image?that will help me in the future to make money? [on hold]

please help me to choose a better program.that have a vision.......
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2answers
57 views

Citing 'several' studies in one statement… cite all of them or use 'for example'?

Let's assume that 10 empirical studies have been done for topic x. If I want to mention the following: Several studies have been conducted to deal with topic x (study 1; study 2; study 3). My ...
3
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2answers
100 views

Having a retired professor write my letter of recommendation, [duplicate]

One of my math professors (in a U.S. university) retired this semester. He was one person that I had planned on asking to write my letters of recommendation this coming fall semester, when I send out ...
2
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0answers
47 views

Is software packaging considered as a service duty? [on hold]

I create from scratch and/or maintain software packages on behalf of the Debian GNU/(Linux|kFreeBSD) distribution; Debian serving as base for other apt-distributions as Ubuntu. Most of `my' packages ...
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0answers
42 views

Any visiting positions open to U.S. community college instructors? [on hold]

My wife and I are both tenured community college instructors in the U.S., curious about taking a year's leave to work somewhere else. We have a small number of publications, and master's degrees, but ...
1
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0answers
11 views

Meeting potential supervisor [duplicate]

I am going to meet a potential supervisor for honours project in 1 week. Its first of a kind meeting for me. I would appreciate any advice on what to expect, would it be a formal or informal meeting ...
1
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0answers
81 views

How do academics come up with new ideas all the time? [duplicate]

I don't quite understand. How can some academics after hundreds of years of research on, say, Plato, still come up with novel, publishable interpretations, ideas, readings, solutions to these texts? ...
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0answers
57 views

Plagiarism and actions [on hold]

Today my lecturer contacted me saying that I got 29% plagiarism on turnitin and he will go through it (he only saw the turnit in percentage) and continue with appropriate actions. I did the whole ...
1
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1answer
44 views

More formal way to write “canned algorithm”

This question pertains to English writing; although a English Language and Usage SE Community exists, I thought I would post here as I am writing academic literature, and most academics are on this ...
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0answers
76 views

Why would an academic institute require a 2.0 GPA for a JD application, while a PhD needsa 3.0 GPA? [on hold]

Why would an academic institute require a 2.0 GPA for a JD application while a PhD needs a 3.0 GPA? They're both doctors. Also, as an aside, why might a PhD earn less than JD?
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1answer
50 views

Are there universities/institutions which offers free (or almost) recognized degrees through online coursework?

I heard that using online resources, some of the top universities like MIT (Micromasters) and Harvard are offering free online courses and specializations. I wonder if there are institutions that ...
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0answers
11 views

Most important criteria to choose a PhD for a career in financial services [duplicate]

I got three offers for a PhD in statistics in the UK: A well-known university, but without funding. A quite well-known university, with funding. A not-so-well-known university, with funding. I ...
16
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4answers
3k views

Why don't colleges make terms shorter and with less classes?

Instead of the typical 4 classes every 10 weeks, why not 2 classes every 5 weeks? Condensed courses usually means: Taking less courses at the same time which makes compartmentalization and ...
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0answers
192 views

How to get funding in a US PhD program after losing TA position due to poor performance?

I am a foreign PhD student at a us university. I just finished my first year and lost my teaching assistant position. I excelled at my academic work. I got As and a 4 GPA. Unfortunately, I did ...
4
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1answer
257 views

Where should figure captions be placed if the journal asks you to place each of them on a separate page at the end of the article?

I want to submit my article to a journal that states Tables and figures should have captions and legends. Each of them should appear on a separate page at the end of the article. Does this mean ...
1
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0answers
22 views

Tools like open science framework on personal servers

I am very impressed by the osf. Unfortunately, for some projects I cannot put any data in a cloud especially if it is not encrypted. Are there similar tools which allow me to keep my data in its ...
8
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3answers
222 views

Should a programming Instructor urge students to use more efficient practices?

I teach programming, and it is painful to watch my students slowly arrow around the screen, backspace over something, then retype it. It would take less than a second for him to have grabbed his ...
3
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1answer
88 views

Is conflict of interest applicable for independant research?

How should I answer the conflict of interest question during submission of paper if I have worked independently without any funding agencies and as a sole author?
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1answer
65 views

Is that possible for a journal to publish an article upon accepting but the Author requested for withdrawal with some reasons? [on hold]

one may send an article to a journal and the journal accepted it. However, the author do not want to publish his article on this journal for some reason and as soon as the author get message from the ...
2
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0answers
71 views

Research Gate gathering data

Does anybody know how ResearchGate gather data? I just clicked on a scientific paper in my browser (not through Research Gate), and in less than an hour I had received an e-mail notification that the ...
14
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1answer
185 views

Is it really the responsibility of a conference organizer to provide the necessary letters to the participants for their visa processing?

I got a conference acceptance and my institute registered that. All the expenses to attend the conference were also approved. When I checked with the respective embassy for visa processing, they ...
5
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1answer
116 views

How to correctly mention 'Ranked 1st in undergraduate class based on GPA' on CV?

I recently graduated with the highest GPA in my undergraduate class of 350 students. My current CV reads - GPA: 3.x/4 (Ranked 1st out of Undergraduate Class of 350 students) However, this feels ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Lecture notes or books? [on hold]

What is the best approach to learn a new topic in postgraduate Mathematics with a solid basis? I'm about to start my thesis in postgrad Theoretical Physics but looking to learn a few topics for ...
37
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3answers
6k views

How can I avoid the embarrassment associated with needing a sabbatical for alcoholism and mental health treatment?

Keeping the need for my sabbatical secret is not realistic. Finding a replacement instructor and delays in my research will cause inconvenience to multiple parties. What steps can I take to reduce ...
2
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1answer
112 views

Researchgate and Elsevier sharing policy

We already have a similar question but it does not seem to address the issue I have. Assume I have a manuscript that is accepted for publication. When I look at the sharing policy of Elsevier, I see ...
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0answers
22 views

Saving Annotations in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC [on hold]

I've just started using the annotation & comment features in Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDFs in my Zotero library). The annoying thing is that when I want to save my annotations it won't just save ...
6
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2answers
432 views

Where to Take Your Research Ideas when You Don't Have a PhD/Master's

This is a matter of concern that a friend of mine has been dealing with for quite many many years, he has done much research on the topic using a lot of different online resources and has emailed ...
3
votes
0answers
29 views

My side project got accepted to a conference and my advisor is not involved in the project. How can I find travel funding? [duplicate]

My side project got accepted to a conference and my advisor is not involved in the project. How can I find travel funding? My advisor has kind of discouraged me from having side projects (but doesn't ...
28
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6answers
4k views

Better to give a poor/unfinished talk at a conference or cancel it?

Here's my dilemma. I met a post-doc at a conference a while back, and told him about the project I was working on at the time, and he subsequently invited me to give a talk in a session at an upcoming ...
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1answer
85 views

Quote Without A Source

I'm writing a paper about Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms and want to use a quote from Pessoa as written on the Wikipedia article: "the theatre of being" or "drama in people." Wikipedia does not ...
6
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2answers
449 views

Designing a credit-by-examination exam

I have been tasked with writing an exam for a student who wishes to receive credit-by-examination for an upper-level course in my department.1 While the department head suggested just using the final ...
2
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1answer
71 views

Applying to graduate program - propose research project?

I am a rising fourth year chemical engineering student applying to graduate programs in statistical mechanics (condensed matter and biological physics) this fall. I have been working on research ...
2
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1answer
119 views

Bad postdoctoral advisor, help needed

I have been involved in a postodoctoral program for 7 months and I progressively discovered that my advisor is really bad from a scientific standpoint. By working hard, I got to submit two papers ...
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0answers
36 views

For Phd, Which one is more important: Department or universty? [on hold]

I am very confused, i dont know which to Chose? I have Bachelor and Master of Multimedia. which is a new dgree blending media with Computer Scinces, Now; i got admitted to : Florence University | ...
2
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2answers
143 views

Dropping “acknowledgement section” in thesis [duplicate]

I've finished my Bachelor thesis, and it's been a fairly independent work since it was a very niche topic that I didn't really have anybody to talk with about other than my advisor. I also don't want ...
1
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0answers
34 views

Presenting Thesis for inter disciplinary courses [on hold]

I just presented my thesis proposal today(It didn't go very well). I was a computer science major during my bachelors, currently I am studying Masters in Science Technology and Innovation Management, ...
0
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0answers
60 views

Is it unreasonable or unethical to present a written test as a 2-hour exam if you need to pre-write (not just study for) it before the test? [on hold]

I wasn't actually sure how to phrase this question. I'm taking an online course in which there is little participation or feedback from the instructor other than indicating what chapters to read and ...
3
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1answer
99 views

Relative importance of journal citations compared to classroom performance by academic field

With regard to tenure decisions how drastic are the different weight placed on journal articles compared to teaching ability in the classroom? I know some in the STEM fields that seem narrowly ...
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0answers
33 views

How to properly illustrate 3-dimensional typology? [on hold]

How to properly to illustrate a 3-dimensional typology on paper? Is there a recognized standard? Usually a table is used for 2 dimensional typology, but I have not come across a 3 dimensional one. ...
2
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0answers
62 views

What are psychological effects of competition in academia? [on hold]

Every year college admission is getting more and more competitive. Schools are also increasing difficulty of their exams resulting in more competition among students. What are short-term and long-term ...
0
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2answers
219 views

What is the best way for an amateur researcher to communicate with an academic? [on hold]

If a amateur researcher believes that he has a result (average result,not ground breaking result), what should he do to communicate an academic (who is a stranger)? How should one approach?

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