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Is it ok for an applied mathematician to research a topic that she has personal experience with?

Would this idea be too sensitive / too much information / generally a bad idea? For example, I have a friend who is doing her computational biology PhD at a strong U.S. program, and her main research ...
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How to get admitted in a foreign university

I am a student of Pure Mathematics in India. I want to do my PhD in Mathematics abroad.I found the best universities in the world based on the rankings. I want to do my PhD in the best mathematical ...
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Can a professor not pay a student who will be working on a funded research grant project?

I am a starting PhD student and my advisor got a research grant funded, and I am supposed to do the project. I have been supported by my family in the hope to find funding. well, the professor said ...
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Identifying assumptions in a research article

Sorry if this is a very basic question but I have to clear my head. When reading a research article, how can I identify the assumptions it makes? Can I "assume" any non referred part/sentence to be ...
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Citations in abstract [duplicate]

I am interested to know about rules in writing abstract in social sciences. Is it wrong if you just cited in the abstract around two key authors of frameworks where your study was based? Then ...
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Switching advisers in the same group

I am currently in a PhD program where I have it good. My adviser and my group are both about as good as one could ask for. My adviser is patient, helpful (albeit sometimes unclear), and happy to ...
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Took external help [on hold]

I took some help in order to "get the code running" for MS thesis through a freelancer website .My professor told me you got it running , though he gave A on the basis of my methodology and research , ...
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Which institutions (outside of the States) offer PhD programmes in technology with delayed selection of thesis? [on hold]

I'm planning to pursue a PhD in robotics or a related field but I am not yet sure exactly what I'd want my thesis to be. Most of European institutions require you to suggest own research or join a ...
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Correlation between variables among different set of samples [on hold]

I have a data of X variables in a set of 10 subjects. I have another data of Y variables in another set of 10 subjects. The two set of subjects are independent. Is there a possibility of finding ...
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Is it wise to select a PhD topic before choosing an advisor?

I am a student of Pure Mathematics interested in Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra. I was browsing the Internet for good research topics containing both a flavor of linear algebra and also having ...
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Ulweb what is it [on hold]

What's a ulweb I think someone put one on my phone need to know what it is and how to remove it. I saw it was put on there when it appeared on my screen one day
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advisor slow to submit my research article

For about 2 months now I have been sitting on a draft of what I think is a very nice research article, the first that I wish to publish. My advisor and some other professors have seen my arguments ...
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Does this material exist? [closed]

is there a Non-toxic, heat resistant, waterproofing material that can band like a plastic bag?
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Should I decide research field base on my performance on qualifying exam?

I'm about one year into a math Ph.D. program. With some scientific computing background in undergraduate and master study, my research interests are in numerical analysis/PDE or probability. All of ...
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How to choose a good research problem?

I am working to get a PhD, maybe next year this time around. Currently, this is my second year. I have published 3 papers. All of them are not about one problem but consider different problems. My ...
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Should I continue to work on a project I'm less interested in for publications?

I'm going to be entering my second year of a PhD program, which I entered straight from undergrad. I haven't published anything yet, neither since I started my PhD program or as an undergrad. I'm ...
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What's required for a PhD in pure math at MIT? [closed]

I'm new to college and I was wondering. I want to complete a PhD in pure math at MIT. Could you complete a Bachelor's degree at another university or would you have to get a Master's degree before ...
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How can I make use of iterative “work in progress” versions of papers

I often find myself writing the N+1st version of the same paper: we might have a short periodic internal report, a longer report for the funding agency, and we're now writing a conference paper. As N ...
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Collaborating (online) with researchers from other institutes/countries [duplicate]

I am a first year graduate student in a completely theoretical field. How does one go about collaborating online or otherwise with researchers from other institutes/universities? In particular, if I ...
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Is it acceptable to use Mathematica to derive results in your research?

While doing research in statistics, sometimes I came across complex integration that I can't or don't want to solve analytically. Is it okay to use Mathematica to solve the integration and use the ...
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Should I refer original or review papers [duplicate]

I am doing my MS research and found couple of review papers which are excellent. Should I cite the review paper or the original papers in my dissertation (I would still refer the review paper but ...
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Literature review in thesis and research paper

What are the major differences between a thesis and research paper literature review? Despite the volume of literature citations between thesis and research article what are the other major ...
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What makes a research paper low-quality? [closed]

As a reviewer, what are some obvious signs to you that a paper is low-quality?
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Is it ok to share/show(for review) the proof that you made for your research paper on stackexchange

Some time I have to use some mathematical proofs in my research papers. In many situations it happens that the proof is my own and I have not seen it in the literature. In these situations the proof ...
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Research in computational neuroscience or computational medicine in Europe [closed]

How popular is research in computational neuroscience, or computational medicine in (mainland) Europe? I'm aware that INRIA in France does some good work, but do you know any other such groups and ...
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Is it better to focus on relearning mathematics fundamentals or learn material as needed to understand research papers?

I am working toward a PhD degree and my major involves lot of mathematics. The problem is that my basis of math is not very strong but after putting a lot of time I can understand the theorems, lemmas,...
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Research with Partisan Implications - Is it worth it?

I have good reason to believe that political party X engages in harmful practice Y more than other political parties. The numbers stack up, it fits into the theories presented in other papers, and so ...
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NVivo IRR Test of Content Analysis Data: How do I interpret each row of Kappas? [migrated]

I am currently working on a research project that involves content analysis of secondary published data (corporate sustainability reports) by U.S. companies. In order to capture the data, I and two ...
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How many points should a journal paper have? [closed]

Suppose I have done a work that has many features or aspects A, B, C, D,... when I want to present it as a journal or conference paper, should I cover all of them? or just to focus on one or two ...
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Is doing research necessary to teach?

In my country, in order to teach mathematics (or any subject) to college students one doesn't have to have a PhD. Just a good academic record in the masters level of one's subject and one must clear a ...
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Writing a paper about the algorithm of a patented feature

We've seen lots of questions like "how to patent an idea from a paper", but let's do this the other way 'round. Let's say there is a commercial software product that has a nice feature: a user can ...
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How should I begin to Publish paper in Electronics Domain? [duplicate]

I'm in final year of my Electronics and Instrumentation engineering, I have not published any paper so far, but before completing my undergraduate study I wish to write and publish few. My area of ...
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Easy Way to Choose A Research Question for A Beginner Researcher [duplicate]

As an independent and beginner researcher, what are the easiest ways for one to choose a specific research question? Suppose, I want to do research on 'war strategy'. Now, how I would find out a ...
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Can a hypothetical question be chosen as a research question? [closed]

Suppose, can I choose "what would happen if the USA doesn't exist" as a research question? Would this be still acceptable by a wider researcher community?
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Have to give a talk soon but I no longer believe in my research

Basically, my supervisor wanted to measure variable X. X is very important to him due to some other projects we are working on. So he wanted me to give a talk on measuring X at an upcoming conference. ...
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TCS vs More Applied Journals

This question is primarily for the Math/TCS/Systems community. I expect that similar situation (theory vs practice/applied journals) arises in other context as well so feel free to comment what is ...
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Do workshop publications hold the same value as conference publications in CS?

I had missed deadline for a reputable conference (Computer Science). Now I see that a workshop is being organized with the conference which exactly aligns with my area of research. The workshop ...
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Should I abandon an open math problem, if it hasn't been actively studied since the mid-1980s?

There is an open math problem that I am interested in. There was a lot of progress in fully working out the problem in low-dimensions and progress towards sub-problems of the main question up until ...
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What if I am not the right fit in a certain lab as a postdoc? [closed]

Almost everything is in the title of my question. More precisely, what if my advisor wants me to do research by using methods in a field that is not my field of expertise/interest? Thanks!
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Is my work a good research work?

I am a master student in computer science and am working on a static program analysis project as my thesis. I used existing platforms and frameworks along with existing approaches for static analysis ...
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How to obtain the files created by previous university researchers, both legally and physically? [closed]

I'm a post doc at a U.S. University. I need the files of a grad student research assistant who has left the lab. The student was a funded RA. The student created files (data, codes, simulations, ...
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Do published papers have to contain original work? [duplicate]

Can I turn my MSc thesis into a paper and can the paper get published if it does not have original work?
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Is it considered normal to refuse Feedback after rejection on academic positions in EU public funded positions?

I recently applied to the CERN prestigious Fellowship program (Programme des Boursiers). A few words on my background: I am a PostDoc in Algorithms/TCS/Network Systems. I have > 10 papers and 2 years ...
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Is any of today's applied mathematics research in academia still done primarily on pencil and paper?

Does there exist applied mathematics research that involves primarily pencil-to-paper work, without the use of computers? Or, are computers quickly replacing everything that an applied mathematician ...
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What are your policies regarding ownership of computer code in your lab? [closed]

I work in a large US-based university, in biomedical sciences and am PI of my own research lab. One of my current interests is to develop a research line that uses machine/deep learning (ML) to solve ...
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Applying for Academic position after Phd completion

I completed my Phd 5 months ago and I left university to return to my home country. I was an associate lecturer and now I am converting my PhD into articles with my supervisor. The problem is that my ...
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small sample for an article proof, how to deal with it?

I have written an article about using technique X as a methodology for lecturing an Information Technology classroom. At the beginning of the experiment I hypothesize that the use of this technique ...
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How to write a reminder email to a professor about a phd position?

A professor whom I had contacted previously for a phd position has asked me to contact him via email after a 'few months'.After how many months should I contact him ? How to write the email ?
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Comparison between benefits of publishing a paper at a conference and a journal

My friends submit their papers at different conferences. They visit to another university or institute in India or abroad to present their work at a gathering of researchers which is formally called ...
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What is wrong with the requirement of writing pathways to impact in an EPSRC grant proposal? [closed]

By definition, an academic scientist is supposed to do research and teaching. His main job should be to create knowledge and explore the unknowns, and to teach our kids so that the knowledge and ...