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Is it appropriate to describe our methodological mistakes in manuscript?

I work outside academia, but am working on a project with a master's student. During data collection, we had some skip-logic errors pop up while administering the survey online and it resulted in some ...
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Why are there so many mental health problems in academia?

One thing I've been really curious about recently is why there is a very high tendency for academics to suffer from mental health problems (e.g. anxiety and depression). There are a bunch of factors ...
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Latest Book for Marketing research [on hold]

My friend is interested to write synopsis in order to get admission in phd . Which marketing book will i recommend him so that he gets idea of new research field and prepare his synopsis well
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What type of review i describe? [on hold]

I have forwarded my review paper to a publisher, but after its peer review, i received mail that "in abstract (methodology explanation is missing". I am surprised what methodology are they asking for. ...
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How to become a visiting student in a UK University

I'm about to finish my BSc in Computer Science and in September I'll start an MSc in UK. What If I wouldn't want to waste my time during August and September months? It'd be feasible to ask some ...
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Can you have a career in academia without having to write grant applications?

I really like doing research, but I've heard that all the fights for funding can be a major headache. So I am wondering, how can I enjoy my work without worrying about grant applications? Are there ...
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Download research papers free [duplicate]

I know this may be not ethical. But I really need to have some research papers for protein isolation. I do that for my 4th year research in the university. I study Food Science and Technology ...
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NoSQL and Relational Databases [on hold]

What are the characteristics of the environments under which NoSQL outperformed legacy RDBMS What costs does NoSQL deployment incur in those cases?
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In computer science, how hard it is to get a job at an industry research lab?

As a PhD graduate, how much easier it to get a job at a research lab like the ones at Microsoft, Intel, Google etc. compared to getting a job as a Professor at an R1 university? Is it possible to ...
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Is referencing another PhD dissertation or Master's thesis a reasonable practice in a Master's thesis?

Not much literature can be found on what I'm working on and it's all by the people I work with. Am I able to reference their work/text in my thesis or I should just stick to referencing material ...
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Summer Research with Advisor or at National Lab?

I have the option of doing research with my advisor this summer (yay, funding!) or working with a collaborator at a highly-regarded national lab (a research position, but called an internship). I have ...
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What is the difference between research and a thesis at the B.S./M.S. level?

I will be a freshman majoring in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next fall, and I'm interested in their B.S.-M.S. 5-year program. I ultimately want to get a Ph.D. in ...
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Real time binary message decoding - IMU serial signal to dSpace MicroAutoBox II [closed]

As a Mechanical postgrad, I am way in over my head with this. Basically I have an IMU which sends a serial signal to a dSpace system at a baud rate of 115200. The message header and message are ...
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Any good source of information on EU based postdoctoral/researcher funding opportunities

I have read several posts on the forum but there seems no good information hub for EU based postdoctoral/researcher funding opportunities. I will be grateful if someone can give me a start. By the ...
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Are reviewers impressed by a quick response to a request to revise and resubmit?

My colleagues believe that if you submit your manuscript revisions quickly, reviewers will be impressed by your confidence about the issues raised. However, I think that a quick response is not ...
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Regarding research topic in Human Computer Interaction [closed]

Which will be good Research topics for Human Computer Interaction to make Human-Human Interaction better in India?
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Confused between applying immediately to graduate school and taking a break for research experience

I am a junior undergraduate student (will be starting senior year in July) pursuing electronics and communications engineering. However, my interest and most of the work done till now in college is in ...
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Which one are you more proud of? Impact factor of your paper or the number of its citation [closed]

Which one are you more proud of? Impact factor of your paper or the number of its citation
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Has anyone had to switch to a different research/study focus to obtain an RA postion?

To give a bit of context: I got accepted to UIUC for the Fall 2015 semester to start my graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering. I've been interested in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences as a ...
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MLA Works Cited question

In a research paper, according to MLA standards, if I cite an author on page 259 in one paragraph (Author, 259), and 3 paragraphs later cite the same author from the same book but from a different ...
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Should I start writing a paper early or after all research is finished?

I am working on research that will lead to a paper. The research isn't finished but I've finished enough that I have a good idea of what the basic idea of what the paper will say and look like. Is it ...
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How difficult is it to obtain a postgraduate qualification in the academic field that's unrelated to your undergraduate programme?

How hard is it to obtain postgraduate qualification in the academic field unrelated to your undergraduate programme (or sharing a rather strenuous connection with it)? I'm looking for answers that ...
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Are speeches by Heads of States academic sources? [closed]

I'm uncertain whether speeches by Heads of State or other governmental figures are academic sources? Can someone please clarify?
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How do I deal with an advisor who's biased and doesn't give you time?

My primary advisor is on a sabbatical and is currently working in the industry; he doesn't return till before I graduate. He passed me onto another advisor who's roughly in the same research area. ...
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Dropped out of maths PhD - options for later on? [duplicate]

Over the last month or so I wrote a couple of posts about me worrying a lot about the way my mathematics PhD supervisor was dealing with things. Looking back on these my worries were unjustified and I ...
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Including my institution in a research paper

Consider this scenario: I am a student. I ask my professor about possible research grants. He suggests applying for a research grant with 3D printing. He helps me brainstorm and incubate in idea. I ...
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Research question about single-group interventions and data analysis [migrated]

We are working with a community organization that had collected data on their own and want us to do data analysis. The data they sent us showed they gave everyone their (anti-smoking) intervention and ...
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Does ORCID matter for a person who would like to work in academia?

I just noticed the following words from arXiv: "You are encouraged to associate your ORCID with your arXiv account. ORCID iDs are standard, persistent identifiers for research authors. ORCID iDs will ...
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Should I use self-made animations in my scholarly presentations?

What do you think about the addition of animations to powerpoint presentations? I'm not talking about the generic animations that can be added to powerpoint slides, but the use of animated films to ...
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Theory vs. application in selecting a research field [closed]

I always think about this debate: should knowledge be acquired only for the sake of knowledge, or should knowledge be acquired to be used for some greater application? I want to be in a field of ...
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How to answer to this polite, but strange request?

I am a young postgraduate researcher, and I have developed an algorithm to measure the blood flow from echographic signals in a novel manner. I currently only have one published paper from my ...
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Any advice about being withdrawn from a CS class although it doesn't affect graduation? [closed]

I'm graduating. Soon. However, I was pursuing a certificate for computer security offered by my school to complement my diploma in computer science. The last class necessary to complete this ...
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Resources/methods to teach how to perform research logically

Can you point me to resources (e.g. book, articles, etc.) or methods on teaching students how to think more logically/systematically about doing research? I've seen a number of intelligent graduate ...
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What are some good books for studying research methodolgy [closed]

I am looking for some good books for "Research Methodology" common for general engineering subjects. It should cover fundamental things. This is for framing a syllabus
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<revised> Faculty positions in Asia at age 40+ from where I am now [closed]

First, I am really impressed with this website. Thanks so much for all your insightful comments and answers!! Some background info.: I am in my 30s and graduated with a MSc (Statistics) seven years ...
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Is it okay to keep on updating a published paper online?

Suppose someone publishes a survey paper in some journal on a topic where a lot of work is still going on. A lot of new interesting works are expected to be published every year on this topic. Is it a ...
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When is it okay to use the term “Indians” when meaning “Native Americans?” [migrated]

It has always been a personal pet peeve of mine when Native Americans are referred to as "Indians." It has nothing to do with respect for Native Americans or political correctness; it is entirely ...
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How to prevent being intimidated by juniors in your group publishing before you

I am working towards my PhD for 2.5 years now. A few of the students who joined after me under my advisor have recently published in top-tier conferences. Though I have worked pretty closely with them ...
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In performing a comparison, how can I get authors to actually respond to a request for source code?

I'm doing my PhD in computer science and am working in computer vision. I have come up with an algorithm that my supervisors consider to be promising and publishable. It took me a long time to get ...
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What do mathematics researchers do if they aren't good?

I am a high school student so I don't know much about academia, but I would like to clear up some confusion I have over research in mathematics. Please excuse my naivite/ignorance on this topic. I ...
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What is equivalent degree of Masters by research degree in usa?

There is a degree called “Masters by research” in Australia, in which a researcher basically researches for two years(full time) on the topic or research problem(differs from Phd on many aspects ...
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Should I ask for co-authorship as an undergrad student?

I was assigned a research topic for one of my psych classes this term. I designed the study, collected and analyzed data and then wrote a paper. After I presented my paper to my professor, she was ...
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How long does it take a student to conduct undergrad research and then release a publication based off of that research?

I'll be attending a accredited/well-recognized university for my undergrad this coming fall, and I'm just curious about research correlating with publications. I have a particular yearning passion in ...
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Can an scientist meaningfully be an author of more than 1000 papers?

In chemistry and physics, there are now a number of scientists who appear as authors on over 1,000 papers. Famous professors can have good funding and then a large research group where their research ...
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Which country has visiting fund in its research funding scheme? [closed]

I contacted a few people that I knew for finding a visiting researcher position in the US, UK and Germany (3-5 persons in each country). While they welcome the visit, but the following offered a small ...
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In computer science in the US, is there a bias towards hiring junior faculty straight from PhD programs?

In computer science in the US, is it harder to get employed as a professor if you've had to do post-docs, or if you decided to work in an industrial research lab for several years?
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How to gracefully leave a research lab (due to major change)?

I'm a freshman electrical engineering student who has been working in a research lab for the past year. I decided a few months ago that I am going to change my major to computer science, and that I ...
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the status “required reviews completed” [duplicate]

I submitted my paper in one of the Energy journal in Elsevier. After 2nd revision of my article, I got no update. So, I gently sent an email. Then after 2 days the status said " Required Reviews ...
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List of all the Universities/Colleges in USA

I am looking for list of all the universities/colleges in the USA. I read somewhere that there are around 6000 universities/colleges in US. Also, I want a list of the engineering colleges in the USA
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Referencing: Which one is more ideal? (cite as from cited or direct cite)?

Well, while carrying out a review of literature for drafting a proposal I found like these in some of previous works (reports). Some benefits of the “certain thing” on xyz are abc( person1, ...