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Wanting to learn more about PhD by research in History [on hold]

I live in the US and already have a masters degree in a different field. I've been working on a second masters in History. I'm interested in learning more about PhDs by research. My specific area ...
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Company research request [on hold]

i have written a research request in a certain company and i need help on how i can make a follow up to see if i got the permission to do my research. I have already tried calling but the phone went ...
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How to find a co-author?

I am working on a manuscript and need some collaborations in the part which is out of my expertise. I personally don't know anyone in this field. It will be a good paper to be published in a top ...
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On the originality of a master's thesis topic

Okay so while choosing a master's thesis topic to write about, I usually find that it's pretty rare to find something 'totally original', I mean, is it a requirement? I have decided what I wanna ...
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from editor assignment pending to “Reviews Completed” [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to one of the Springer Journals through Editorial Manager almost 2 months back. The status changed from "editor assignment pending" to "Reviews Completed" since past three days. ...
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Are there major obstacles to completing a thesis Masters program if I'm not funded/working in a lab?

I will be entering an MS program in engineering this fall. I was not offered any assistantships or fellowships/funding. I was accepted to other graduate programs with some funding but chose to go to ...
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Is it acceptable for a student to ask a professor to be included as a co-author on the professor's paper?

This semester I participated in an independent study with a professor and one of his/her PhD students. In this independent study, I spent a very substantial amount of time building (coding) things to ...
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Importance of Math Subject GRE

I will be applying for a PhD program for mathematics this year. When graduate schools are considering applications, how much weight does a GRE score carry compared to research experience and grades ...
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Status still “ Editor Assignment Pending” after 8 weeks [duplicate]

I submitted my paper in Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (springer) The journal says the average time from submission to decision is 1 month, but after 8 weeks the paper status is still ...
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Why doesn't a master's thesis get read by a PhD admissions committee?

I have heard from three professors internally at my school that my master's thesis will likely not be looked at by Phd admissions committees - these professors are frequently on the admissions ...
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How to confront new office mate regarding personal hygiene? [closed]

I am a senior graduate student and share an office with 3 other post-docs and graduate students. We recently had a first year graduate student join our lab for a rotation and he has been placed in ...
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What is the impact of software development experience in a research lab on graduate admissions?

A little background I graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science not too long ago. Unfortunately, I didn't understand the importance of formal research for grad admissions as an ...
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How do I examine how a University can improve student experience? [closed]

What are the alternative research options and their advantages/disadvantages? Note: it must be conducted within 3 months and I have budget constraints. Kind regards, M
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Bad phd experience

I am a theoretical chemistry PhD student. I've been stuck on my PhD problem for the last 5 months. I told this to my supervisor at that time, but she didn't paid any attention. Even if I go and meet ...
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Math: Perception of only or mostly doing research in Master's for Ph.D. admission folks

Background: I'll be starting a 1.5 - 2 year master's program in mathematics this coming Fall in the US. Because of my non-degree graduate courses relevant to the program and my research interest, I ...
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What are the rules for applying for the same fellowship (scholarship) after being rejected? [closed]

I have been applying for scholarships and fellowships for a few years, sometimes I have been successful, other times not. Last year I worked a lot to prepare the project and invested all of my time ...
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Should I list all my research on a CV? Or should I only put the most significant trials?

I am updating my CV and applying to jobs in medical research. I am wondering if I should put all the trials that I have worked on with various other doctors or just the most significant ones? I have ...
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How to deal with if you found someone is using your research proposal? [duplicate]

I had submitted a research proposal to a group during Post Doc application in an university. But I did not join the same university for post doc. Now I got to know that they are conducting the same ...
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Math Research after undergraduate degree and before graduate school

I graduated with a bachelor's in math a few years ago and this year I've applied to several graduate programs and have been rejected. One of the graduate coordinators gave me some very helpful ...
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How common is it to work extra with one's professor after getting an M.S?

I'm in a situation where I am continuing to work on some of my M.S. research work, after I have already filed and will receive my M.S. It is fine with me, and I think it's good because there were ...
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Using an author's citations in a peer reviewed articles

I'm reading this peer-review article which I'm certainly going to use as a source for my paper. The article is written by Robert E. Denton. Now, in this Denton article, Denton quotes an excerpt from ...
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Referring a paper which is still under publication

My domain is Image Processing and Computer Vision. I've written a follow-up paper for my previous paper which is still not available in IEEE Xplore. I am submitting the new paper in a conference. I ...
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How to effectively balance research, teaching and project work? [duplicate]

Starting from the upcoming semester besides my research for the PhD, I will also have to work on a loosely related project (w.r.t. my research), and do teaching as well. I am overwhelmed from this. ...
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Citing newspaper articles (primary vs secondary? no references)

I have come across a few infamous newspaper articles and I'd like to cite them to support some of my ideas and to take a few thoughts from them. However, I cannot seem to distinguish whether such ...
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Are professors not allowed to work on what they want to work on without a grant?

In this video on mathematician Maria Chudnovsky, she says "with the MacArthur Fellowship, I'll be able to work exactly on the problems I want to work on." Are professors not able to work on what they ...
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I have no formal qualifications but want to be an independent researcher [closed]

I have no formal qualifications in Structural Engineering but I would like to become an independent researcher. I have self taught myself from university textbooks, found all the relevant professional ...
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I want to quit PhD after 4 months. Should I? [closed]

I am a first year PhD student. I am doing it from an institute in a remote part of the world where the temperature is -10 degrees most time of the year. I took this opportunity after doing my Masters ...
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How to decide contribution percentages for authors of a paper which is based on a patent?

Suppose four authors namely, A, B, C and D (in decreasing order of contribution) are inventors of a patent. The inventors agree to write and publish a research paper, however, authors B and C do most ...
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Fair use amount in short journal articles?

When it comes to how much one is allowed to copy from a book or a journal article, I often read about it as being 10% of the total pages number or a whole complete chapter (whichever is higher). ...
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Want to pursue a second PhD [duplicate]

I have already completed my PhD in Earthquake Engineering with soil dynamics specialization and recently joined as an assistant professor in a state university. In my PhD, although I got couple of ...
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Moderate and major revision

What is the difference between "a moderate revision" and "a major revision"? How much chances in percent increase if you research paper gets moderate revision rather than a major revision?
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Required reviews completed through an email [duplicate]

I submitted a research article to an Elsevier journal on 24th of Fab, 2016. On 5th of April, to my surprise I received an email from handling editor that I am please to inform you that the required ...
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Paper recommender system

Does anyone know a tool that gives paper recommendations based on a user defined list of papers? For example, if I've read papers A, B and C, I would like to find all papers related to A, B and C ...
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How to start abstract of previous research activities for a PhD position

I know that's a very simple question but I just don't know how to start it? What will be the introductory paragraph? I am applying for a Ph.D. position related to my field and luckily I am fulfilling ...
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How do you organize your academic papers? [duplicate]

I have nearly 1750 papers in PDF on one folder, all pertaining to medical research. What's the best way to organize them? I have thought about creating one folder for every subject/sub-category, but I ...
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Are you supposed to come up with a thesis problem on your own in math?

It seems like every other graduate student I know is working on some problem that their advisor has suggested, and I've just been spending a year reading papers and trying to think of a problem for ...
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What will help a master student more a Research or One extra subject?

Obviously a master student with some beneficial research efforts instead of an extra subject will boost up his/her confidence in future, but students sometimes want to do masters with extra subject ...
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Regarding Publishing a RESEARCH PAPER [closed]

I had presented a research paper in a confrence can I publish it in a ISSN Journal? If no why ? If yes what formalities I have to compleate ?
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Can a method of research used in one context be reused in a different research context?

Is it permissible to reuse a methodology in another context. e.g. One did a research on land surface temperature(LST) based on a model, say for it. Now is it legit to follow all the procedures of ...
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Can I ask the author of the research paper to use his program in my research?

I am doing a research in a field of psychology and I would like to do almost the same research (just with different groups) as one other published research. I can make similar research but actually I ...
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Sending my research proposal for a professor or offering to work on their project?

I am trying to contact with professors to showing them a research proposal that I want to work on for master degree. Some people advice me to not do this, because professors get fund for their ideas ...
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How long take the review process in IJBIC? [duplicate]

I send a paper to IJBIC a year ago, and I get a revision i made it and resubmit the paper 7months ago. Till now it stay under review. when i mail the editor he does not responded to my mails. is it ...
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Professional research plattforms? [closed]

I am doing a lot of research myself in the finance and investment area. Hence, I am reading a lot and compiling a lot of interesting information in reports together. As a tool to collect and manage ...
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Is it always bad if you continue to publish with your PhD advisor? What about the small country vs. big country bias?

Is it any biased view from a viewpoint of a big country, where you have many chances to change laboratories/universities/working groups, vs. a small one? Suppose you are from a small country when ...
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I want to help out my Professor, how do I ask? (Humanities)

I would really like to help out my professor and get some 'research experience', and I asked her the other day, but she said that me writing my thesis would already be 'research experience'. Does she ...
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What is a strategy to do theoretical research?

Thanks to some great SE answers on a previous question I posted, I realized that even though I don't have an RA at the moment (I am a first year PhD student), I must start my research ASAP. I am ...
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How would someone transition from the business sector to academic research?

I am a junior undergraduate at an accredited college in the United States majoring in a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program. Currently, I work at a for-profit business to gain some ...
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How can we fight junk science? [closed]

Fake science is hurting academia and society at large in many ways. Legitimate scientific literature is being drowned in an ocean of junk journals and articles. Almost everywhere in the world, there ...
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Is it better to NOT have an RA, and instead be doing a TA for the first couple of years of PhD?

I am a first year PhD student intending to work in convex optimization and its applications. I don't have an advisor yet, so I am still TA-ing. I had a long talk with a very helpful senior grad ...
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Is this plagiarism? Can I publish my work

I happen to have worked on a Mathematical topic. The story is complicated. It was not my original idea. My professor had already worked on it for a long time, intermittently. In fact, when we started ...