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Reference on the reasons why researchers in the industry publish

Is there any research/study/survey that looked at the reasons why researchers in the industry publish? (condition of some grants, advertising some product/firm, disinterested willingness to ...
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Reference on the authors' willingness to receive public, online feedback on their work

Is there any research/study/survey that looked at authors' willingness to receive public, online feedback (e.g. public comments on the publisher' website) on the papers they publish? I am mostly ...
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Is there research on the extent to which complexity of the proposed method(s) impacts the acceptance rate?

I heard this speaker at IJCAI complained that his paper got rejected because the methods he used were too simple despite the results being highly competitive (twice the state of the art, at least ...
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Effective open-ended student evaluation questions

As we reach the end of the semester, the students in my class are being asked to do their evaluation of my teaching, as is common at most universities. As with most evaluations that I know of, I have ...
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How often do authors actually perform and publish the work they indicate as the future work they plan to undertake in a publication?

Quite often authors indicate that they will carry out some more work to complete /extend the project in the future work / discussion section. E.g.: We need to automatically create new entities; ...
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What percentage of papers submitted to a conference or journal have been previously rejected in the same or another venue?

Is there any research/study/survey that looked at what percentage of papers submitted to a conference or journal have been previously rejected in the same or another venue? I am mostly interested in ...
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Are there studies following up on people who left academia?

Is there any extensive research/study/survey that looked at what percentage of people who left academia were happy with their decision after X years? I mostly interested in the computer science field ...
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Where do people leaving academia go?

Is there any extensive research/study/survey that looked at where people that leave academia go? I mostly interested in the computer science field (machine learning) in the US, but curious about ...
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What are the main reasons why academics leave academia? (Looking for references, not personal opinions)

Is there any research/study/survey that looked at the main reasons why academics leave academia? I did read a few articles explaining why some particular academics left academia, but I would like to ...
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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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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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Has any research been done into the marks awarded by markers using different strategies for exams with multiple questions?

I think anyone who's ever marked an exam with more than one question or section has wondered how to attack it, i.e. Option 1) Mark all of the questions in a single script before moving onto the next ...
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How does the author's native language impact the likelihood of having his publication accepted in an English-speaking venue?

I've heard a few authors whose native language wasn't English complain that they are put at a disadvantage with respect to authors who are English native speakers, when it comes to publication ...
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Impact of the visit weekend weather on the admitted graduates' grad school decision in the US

US universities typically organize visit weekends for newly admitted graduates, after which the latter confirm or refuse the offer. Is there any research/study/survey that looked at the impact of the ...
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Reference for annual journal subscription costs paid per university?

Is there any resource that lists how much each university pay in journal subscription fees? I am mostly interested in US universities (E.g. Harvard: $3.5M/year in 2014).
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To what extent does the location of a conference impact the number of submissions?

Some conferences take place in locations that are considered to be more attractive than others to most people (e.g. UIST 2014 @ Hawaii). Some can be more easily accessible than others. Etc. Is there ...
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Are academics more tolerant of biological and philosophical differences?

My internal model of academia is that (1) as a group we are one of the most tolerant of biological and philosophical differences (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, and religion) and (2) that we are ...
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Do tenured professors work less or more than non-trenured professors?

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much time tenured professors work in comparison with non-trenured professors? I am especially interested in the field of computer science ...
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Reference on abuse of stimulant medications among professors to enhance academic performance?

Various research articles1 have been published on the prevalence of stimulant medicine (Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin) abuse among undergraduate students. By "abuse of stimulant medicine," I am ...
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Pedagogical reasons for closed-book exams in graduate-level courses?

Is there any research/study/survey that looked at the pedagogical benefits of assessing students with closed-book exams for graduate-level courses (vs. open-book exams)? I'm mostly interested in ...
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Reference on the time it takes for a source code used for a research article to be released

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much time it takes for the authors of a research article to release the source code? Ideally I'm looking for an approximation distribution. ...
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Reference on availability of source code used in computer science research articles?

I have several questions related to open-sourcing the source code used for a research article. Is there any research/study that addresses any of the following: What percentage of research articles ...
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What is the gender distribution of those who perform potentially hazardous scientific experiments?

It comes as known that some experimenters have died or suffered other ill effects because of consequences of their experiments, such as Marie Curie. What is the distribution by gender/sex of those ...
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Is there a list of research funding agencies worldwide, ordered by money spent?

I have found a Wikipedia page ranking countries based on amount of funding and GDP. Is there a list that breaks this down further by funding agencies? For example, the wiki list says US funding, ...
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Reference for use of name@math.univ.edu for mathematics department email addresses?

I have noticed that many mathematics departments (a little over half of the public and private Group I departments) follow the name@math.univ.edu format. Does anyone know of a reference to a ...
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Finding good statistics for computer science matriculation (drop-out) rate

To satisfy my professional curiosity, I'm trying to find a reliable statistic as to the number of students that declare their major as computer science and graduate with a degree in 6 years. I was ...
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How much time do professors have to do research on their own?

As part of their job, professors have to take care of getting funding, prepare classes, advise students, fulfill administrative tasks and attend to various meetings/conferences. How much time do ...
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Is there any research on the prevalence of academic theft?

Some ­— perhaps many — academics seem to be very careful in keeping unpublished work secret. It is not difficult to find anecdotes where academic ideas are stolen, such as in this post by @Markus. ...
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References/resources on problems surrounding peer review in physics?

I was watching this video on YouTube (this is the second part of it) and it motivated me to ask this question. From the videos: ....that's the good aspect of peer review. It should work to sift ...
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Are there any available studies on the effectiveness of “learning by teaching”?

There is a study which claims that "learning by teaching" has a 90% retention rate. However, the study is no longer available and it is not clear what kind of research was actually done to support ...
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World map with academic works graded by relevance?

I remember of some article that was published in which the author showed a world map with circles that represented the number of articles published by country and their frequency in which a ...
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Where might I find a collection of before and after proofread articles?

Completely unrelated to my field (I do not work in languages) but I have written a small piece of software that proof reads my work for grammar and syntax. I'm interested in finding a few documents ...
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Is it possible for reviewers to mistakenly reject a quality paper?

If I am not wrong, turbo codes was submitted to the ICC conference and rejected but accepted later on. I want to know if there are other similar works (strong works) that were rejected at first but ...
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Are there any documented cases of meta-science or scientific meta-research? Does that have a name?

Research is an activity, a process to obtain knowledge, which has been greatly empowered by the scientific method. We can collect lots of information about research, consider impact factors, etc. ...
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How to cite lecture notes? (and should I even do this?)

When learning a new subject, I would frequently use lecture notes found somewhere in the Internet. When writing a paper (or a master thesis, as in my case, but the rules should be similar, I believe) ...
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Making an appointment regarding letters of recommendation

My University is currently on break, so I'd be making the appointment by email, and then meeting separately to discuss it. In the email, is it a good idea to say explicitly that the appointment is ...
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Mathematicians publishing philosophy papers and essays

I have a very brief question: Can a professional mathematician publish philosophy papers, essays, etc.? For example, would a leading philosophy journal, nowadays, consider publishing a paper or an ...
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How to formulate good problem statements in CS research

Short background: I started my PhD last November and now I am helping a master student writing his MSc thesis. I still have problems when I need to formulate a concise research question and even, ...
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Good source for pre PhD level papers/dissertations in Mathematics

I am looking for a good source to get my hands on some pre PhD level maths papers/dissertations, because I want to get a better feeling what is expected. (i.e. BSc and MSc Dissertations) My ...