About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students

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Delaying my internship start date to accept research award

I'm completing my 3rd year of Physics (Energy and Environment specialization), and I recently got hired at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for a 12-month (may be extended to 16 months) paid co-op ...
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Which undergraduate research experience will help more for graduate admissions in mathematics?

I was recently offered a six-month undergraduate thesis at two places. Let us call them A and B. I am looking to apply abroad for my Masters in pure math next year. Hence, recommendations are ...
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Error Correction Model in Stata [migrated]

I have run an ECM in Stata, where my model has six variables, having found 3 cointegrating relationships. When putting this table into a paper, what are the coefficients I need to report on each ...
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Undertaking first research internship over the summer - advice [duplicate]

I'm a second year undergrad. who's been lucky enough to secure a 3 month research stint with my tutor. We'll be doing some novel research into some chiral catalysts which I will effectively need to ...
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Will my research work be considered a year experience inspite of the gap

I am in early stage of my career. I did research work at one of the prestigious institute for a duration of six months just after my btech but due to funding problem i had to leave that institute ...
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Is it a bad idea to do research with multiple different professors at the same time?

I am set on going to graduate school in computational science, specifically computational molecular biology and biochemistry. I am from a CS/Math background however and intend on applying to ...
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What makes a Bachelor's thesis different from Master's and PhD theses?

All the three types of research revolve around an argument, a thesis. They of course differ in terms of student level, that is complexity. But, what makes a bachelor's thesis different from master's ...
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Will my methods chapter be less solid, if it is based on one book or the work of one scholar?

I'm writing a Bachelor research paper using netnography or virtual ethnography. I've found that this new methodology was mostly advanced by two scholars: Kozinets and Christine Hine. I managed to ...
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College Staff Taking Classes and Doing Research

I presently work in a facilities-type role at a small Liberal Arts college. One of the benefits of working at the college is the ability to take two classes per academic-year (not including summer or ...
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How should I present data written in another language?

I'm writing a research paper in English but the topic is about a different country and the data is written in a different language, Arabic. Should I translate the data into English? If yes, should I ...
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Should sections of a chapter have introductions and conclusions?

Consider the following situation: The review of the literature chapter has seven sections: the first one is for the introduction, the five medial are for different themes, the last one for the ...
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Submitting paper to arXiv as an undergrad

I wrote a rather extensive research project for one of my courses, and would like to submit it to arXiv. But, I am not entirely sure about the copyright/other issues behind it. Is it acceptable for a ...
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Do's and Don't's of Undergraduate Research

I was fortunate enough to get a position as a researcher for the Mayo Clinic's SURF Program this year. My PI's lab focus is on the the immune system's role in CNS axonal and neuronal injury, ...
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Doing all the simulations and plotting, do I deserve an authorship?

I, an electrical engineering undergraduate, am currently involved in a research project, wherein I help write all the codes, run all the simulations, and plot all the graphs. The paper is about to be ...
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How can an undergrad from a country with little 'international' research improve his chances of being accepted into a top PhD program?

I am in my senior year of studying electrical engineering in an african university. I intend to apply to grad schools(Ph.D) a year after graduation, possibly to the top EE programs in the US (MIT, ...
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Finding a Professor for my Honors Project

I am doing an undergrad in Computer Science, and am seriously considering entering in the honors program at my school. I fulfill all the requirements (certain courses, GPA, etc) and now I just need ...
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Going to gap a year before reapplying for CS phd. Any advice [closed]

I am applying for cs PHD this year but have only heard 4 rejections. 6 schools haven't replied, but I am very pessimistic right now. I am currently an undergrad, double majoring CS and MATH. General ...
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Which summer internship to take?

I asked a similar question last year, but the stakes have changed slightly. So, I have an offer from a top 5 program in Chemical engineering (my major). There are a couple of extremely accomplished ...
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In which type of schools can I have better research experience in Biology, liberal arts college or large research university?

I'm struggling with deciding to which type of school to go in order to gain a better research experience. Basically, the research experience is the most important factor for me to decide my college, ...
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Is doing two PHDs a good path?

I am studying a combined bachelor of engineering (electrical) and bachelor of mathematics; I just started this year and will graduate in 2018. The reason why I am doing double degrees and not a single ...
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In what ways would co-authoring a graduate research paper as an undergraduate help me?

I have been working on a graduate level research project, with the bonus of being listed as a co-author if I make a significant contribution (which I likely will). I am still an undergraduate, but ...
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How to initiate an application of a research attachment fellowship directly with the potential advisor?

I am currently trying to seek a summer research attachment in the US institutions. CalTech offers a really attractive program, SURF, to the undergraduates. However, in order to apply for the ...
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how to write application to the professor asking for the project during summer

I am a student of IT in India. I'm in by 4th semester and want to work on some project during summer. I just want to ask: how should I write the mail to the professor asking for the same?
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Feasibility of Study in Cuba for U.S. Undergraduates

I'm assisting an undergraduate student with developing plans for summer 2014, and I'm considering the viability of study in Cuba. Are there any U.S. users who have traveled to and studied in Cuba and ...
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Should each chapter in an extensive paper start with an overview of the chapter's contents?

I'm working on a extensive paper for my study. It's about some computational stuff, has 5 chapters and will be - all in all - roughly 60 pages long. Reading some papers and theses I noticed, that ...
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Should I inform the graduate admissions committees (of all the Universities I have applied to) of the acceptance of one of my papers?

I think if it was a standalone question then the answer would be an unequivocal "Yes". So I will present you my situation: while applying to graduate school I had mentioned that two of my papers are ...
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The Curious Case of IJDEA - How reputed is IJDEA [International Journal of Differential Equations and Applications]?

I happened to visit the website of the IJDEA (International Journal of Differential Equations and Applications) and was wondering - how good is this journal? There was a question here on Academia. SE ...
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What should I read or know before I prepare my bachelor's thesis?

I am about to start planning my bachelor's thesis in computational linguistics, and I'm looking into how I can make the process as smooth as possible. So far, I've found that using some sort of ...
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Approaching researchers about collaboration?

This question is quite premature for the current state of my studies, but I already have a few people in mind to which this question applies. In Academia, would it be considered normal to approach a ...
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Is it acceptable to have a research paper with no references?

I (an undergrad) and 2 other profs from my department have been working on something and we were thinking of submitting our work to a conference (a pretty well known one) this week. The fact is there ...
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Low-quality paper or no paper - which is better for an undergraduate in PhD admission?

As everybody knows, research experience helps in one undergraduate's admission to a PhD program. It would be even better, if the undergraduate has a publication out of his or her research experience. ...
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Importance of “independent” under-graduate research in graduate admissions

By independent research I mean, the research was not done with some organization or under a professor. I and my roommate tried out some new things that we thought to get published. My ultimate aim ...
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How to overcome “No Research Experience” in CS Ph.D applications

I am a 4th year computer engineering undergraduate student who will apply for Ph.D. programs this winter/spring, for the next fall semester. I have decided to become an academic 2 years ago, and head ...
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What are the pros and cons of choosing my own research topic?

(This question is one of three correlated questions: Can I get enough help? (first part), How should I do it? (second part).This is the third part.) I am an undergraduate student (in Computer Science ...
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Is it a good practice to choose my undergraduate research topic on my own? Can I get enough help?

(This question is one of three correlated questions: How should I do it? (second part), What are the downsides? (third part).This is the first part) I am an undergraduate student (in Computer ...
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Affiliation for a student's internship project

Though related to this question on undegrad student affiliation, I am in a somewhat different situation… I am an undergrad student at the Miskatonic University. For completion of their BSc, students ...
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How to show proof of publication?

I have just got my first paper accepted to a reputed IEEE (say X for generality) conference. Now, one of the authors have registered for the conference as a student member of X. I have applied for ...
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How undergraduate research area affects Ph.D. admission chances?

I would like to do a Ph.D. in CS and I will start doing research as an undergraduate student soon, and I will be applying next year (December 2014) at good (say top 15) US universities. My problem is ...
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Should a undergraduate rely on PhD students to publish papers or do it individually?

I am a undergraduate student who is trying to publish something so as to facilitate my PhD applications in the future. I have a few seniors who help out in the lab and have been included as non-1st ...
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How much does “having publications” mean to a undergraduate direct-PhD applicant?

I am an EE student specializing in Communications and Networks (actually a bit more on sensor networks/signal processing) who plans to apply for a direct PhD program in the top US universities. I ...
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Showing research experience in graduate applications

As an undergraduate, I have heard this term a lot. I have not graduated but will graduate soon. When applying to graduate programs, research experience is what everyone tells. Research Experience is ...
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How to motivate an undergrad class to do research when its not a course requirement?

How can I motivate my undergrad students to do research? Since these students are at an undergrad level, I don't expect any extraordinary results. However, I would like if they get something ...
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Can I ask professor to send me a copy of papers?

I'm a senior in college and working for my final year project. I am required to read more than 8 papers. However, 2 of them cannot be found online or in the library (Summon system). The library ...
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What should an undergrad CS student know to publish to a conference?

I'm a junior looking for insights on intro to academia. My GPA is considered low (~3.2), but I believe I have a reasonable understanding and experience in the field I'd like to study and would like to ...
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How good is the International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics? (http://www.ijpam.eu/) [duplicate]

I had recently submitted my paper to this journal on the advise of my guide and quite fortunately, I received an email a few days back saying that the paper had been accepted for publication. So ...
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Can something published on arXiv or optimization-online.org be mentioned in my CV?

I was thinking about submitting one of my papers in arXiv or www.optimization-online.org and hence I was just wondering if mentioning the same in my CV would be appropriate. Is it done usually? If ...
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How to find out paper from phrases like “Chun and Seymour (1989)”?

I'm a senior college student and start to read papers for my final year project. I find phrases like " Chinn et all (1982)", "Garley et al(1978)" and "Chun and Seymour (1989)". When I type those ...
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Is it possible to publish a research paper as an independent undergraduate author?

I am interested in a new fast moving field in which none of the professors at my university have an interest. I have even started to work on some areas that show promise in the current scenario. As I ...
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Value of having done applied math research when applying to PhD programs in pure math

I will be a second year math under-grad in September, and currently doing an internship at applied math research institute. Most probably, I will come up with a research paper at the end of the ...
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How much background material should a mathematical research paper include?

I've just written my first mathematical research paper. It proves some new results, which while not ground-breaking are (according to an expert in the field) at least somewhat interesting and ...