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Life Hacks: Teacher Edition!

Now that I've gotten your attention with that terrible title... The Mathematical Association of America used to regularly run a column called Teaching Time Savers, an archive of which can be found ...
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Talks and Workshops at professional conferences like PyCon and various un-conferences

How do you present talks and workshops that you have conducted at various open source events and professional conference and events like un-conferences, in your academic CV and application form for ...
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Are there studies testing whether academia rewards researchers based on number of publications?

I would like to know whether any scientific study has tested a hypothesis relating number of publications to career advancement. It is often suggested that hiring and promotion decisions at research ...
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Recommendation letter from a supervisor after falling out

In the event of a falling out with a supervisor (Master's thesis or PhD) is there generally anything one can do about it if one wants to apply to a (different) PhD program, for which one would need a ...
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Is the postdoc salary negotiable in Canada?

I'm a statistician being offered 45k CAD for a postdoctoral position in Canada. I have a few questions: Is this number negotiable at all? Is it rude to ask for extra money to cover relocation ...
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Time and money spent on conferences

I am looking for surveys/studies that quantify the time and money academics spent on conferences/symposia/workshops/etc. I am most interested in the field of computer science, and academics I ...
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Keeping track of definitions

I recently handed in my master's thesis (CS), and I did what you should not do for your own peace of mind's sake: I skimmed it again afterwards. I realized that I had not updated some statements to ...
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Examples of research resources for which Wikipedia is known as being amongst top referrers?

Wikimedia sites – and Wikipedias in particular – direct a lot of traffic to many web resources, including research-related ones. Click stream data is not recorded on the Wikimedia end, ...
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Getting article type information [New Result / Confirmatory Result / Contradictory Result] from bioRxiv

The bioRxiv advanced search form lets one find articles by their type. Following are the three types: New Result Confirmatory Result Contradictory Result An RSS feed is also available here: ...
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The data of industrial postdocs in Canada

Could anyone help me with the data of hired postdocs in company and private sector in Canada? I want to find out the number and the rate of the industrial postdocs in Canada (including the postdocs in ...
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Slow to no email response from distance-learning university administration. What can I do?

June this year, I applied to study a distance learning postgraduate course at a university in UK. I received a conditional offer and was required to pass an IELTS exam. I did and they offered me an ...
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What are the pros and cons of doing a pathway to the masters course in US?

Some universities offer a pathway program for students when they apply for a masters program:- Some of them are:- INTO, Global Pathways, Navitas etc What are the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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Do non-Russian technical universities use Olympiad-style math/problem solving entrance exams?

In the U.S., colleges typically don't use entrance exams to select students. For test results they rely instead on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. I heard that the top technical math/science ...
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Chances of research position in mathematics without going to a top graduate school?

I'm a student at a reasonably prestigious, but not top, graduate program in mathematics. I'm happy here- I really like the professors in my research group, and I feel like I'm a pretty good fit for ...
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Statistics for how many different authors post on categories of the arXiv

I would like to know how many different authors have posted something on the different categories of the arXiv. Are there any statistics somewhere about this? To be precise what I'm looking for: ...

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