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Which is more relevant for a Masters and eventual PhD application? A full time job in a software company or a research assistantship?

I have just graduated with an engineering degree from a Tier 2 college in India. I plan to apply for a Masters program in a top tier university in Europe after a year, and then eventually move onto a ...
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Off holiday time, as a Ph.D. student, would it be convenient to ask for few days rest

I feel a bit tired and even exhausted of the work i am doing, would it be convenient to ask my Ph.D. advisor for few resting days to full up some energy and return more productive ? Thanks
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Where can I find “Correlation and Causation” by Wright 1921?

I've been looking for where I can read: Wright, S. (1921). "Correlation and causation". Journal of Agriculture Research. 20 (7): 557-585. I've tried the following without success. Going ...
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Why would article processing fees be waived for this journal? Is this suspect?

Here is the link to the journal: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-methods-and-programs-in-biomedicine-update/ I'm not sure why the fee is waived or if this is a red flag in any way?
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Sending a follow up email to prof and ask for the data availability

I sent an email to a professor to share the data they published a paper on (and they are obliged to do it). It's been more than 2 weeks, he has not replied yet. Should I send a follow-up email under ...
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If the status date does not change while an article is under review, does it mean things aren't moving along?

Initially, it took a very long time for the editor to finally screen the article and invite reviewers. My concern is that some reviewers will decline to review, and the editor will not invite new ones ...
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How not to ask for a reference letter “too many times”?

I am a Msc student planning to apply to a Phd program and need reference letters for that. But when I applied to Phd programmes and asked my supervisor to give me reference letters, after the 4th ...
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An application form asks for previous for details of my previous contact with host intuition knowing I don't have any (ATAS certificate for UK)

For my UK visa, I have to apply for an ATAS certificate as a postdoc, the application form has a field called Personal Statement of Intent, in which I should "describe my job title, and details ...
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Is it possible to apply for a PhD in experimental Physics if your master's thesis was in the theoretical aspect?

I have been involved with the Quantum Optics group in my institution. I have a lot of interest in Circuit-QED and thus is (broadly) the topic for my Master's thesis. Now, I have always been inclined ...
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Arxiv status from 'on hold' to 'submitted'

I submitted a paper to arxiv. At first, the status was submitted, then it became on hold for one week and now the status again became submitted. What does this mean?
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Best solution to read double-column papers without printing them or using PC [closed]

I need to read a lot of double-column papers because of my research, and I was wondering if there are any good solutions to avoid printing them or using my workstation (which suffers a lot of heating, ...
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What should I do when the course assignment is way too demanding?

I'm attending a graduate lecture at a university in Europe. 2 lecturers are both PhD students giving their 1st lecture, which is a completely new lecture not given before in this university. As the ...
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Should I mention research I conducted at University X in my application to other universities

I am a high school student and in grade 9 and 10 I conducted research for my science fair project at a recognized university under the mentorship of a professor and his PhD student. I designed and ...
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Is this plagiarism or common way of expression?

I have submitted my essay via Turnitin. Subsequently a similarity report was generated where all similar bits in my work were flagged up with the work of others. There is one bit flagged up where I ...
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I'm an undergrad student but I'm co-authoring a paper at a company I work at, what's my affiliation?

Do I write my undergrad institution as my affiliation or no affiliation, or my company or both?
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Publishing a novel onco-metabolic feature [closed]

I am trying to get a novel metabolic interaction published. This study describes direct enzymatic interaction between two enzymes associated with lipid and nucleotide metabolism, influencing each ...
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I feel like male professors don't feel comfortable taking me as a student. How should I address this problem?

It has happened in many instances in my education that my male advisors or professors get very uncomfortable around me and some refuse to mentor me. They tell me that in a decent way, but it is not on ...
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Master and PhD Track Program in Russia for a Couple

I'm in a dilemma. I'm an international student. My wife and I are accepted and will attend to a master's program in mathematics. The university is located in Moscow, Russia. The university has subject ...
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Quoting a book whose title contains a racial slur

I'm writing a paper on the Front de Liberation du Quebec; a homegrown Quebec terrorist organisation in the 1960s. As research, I've extensively studied a book by one of the intellectual leaders of the ...
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Mature PhD maths student going through a crisis and feeling pretty anxious and depressed about future - advice needed [closed]

So, to provide a bit about my background, I did an undergrad degree in mathematics from 2010-2014, and started a PhD immediately afterwards and dropped out after 9 months due to it not being a good ...
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Submitting two related papers to two journals simultaneously

I have spent 2+ years working on a project in computational neuroscience that has interest for clinicians and now I am starting to write the paper text. I want to submit it to one of neurology-related ...
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Meaning of “ADM: not assigned, Under Review” for IEEE Access

I submitted a paper to IEEE Access (at the website : https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieee-access) This is a re-submission revised according to reviews (all were accept with minor edits). On the ...
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If someone completes a PhD from an interdisciplinary doctoral school, can he work as a professor in CS/CSE?

What is the main purpose of getting a Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary doctoral school? If someone completes a Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary doctoral school, can he work as a professor in CS/CSE?
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If my parents are both non-US citizens living abroad, with no tax files, am I still classified as dependent for financial aid? [migrated]

I am a US citizen. My parents are both non-US citizens living abroad, with no tax files. They are not green-card holders. I am 18 and do not have any household income to report because my household is ...
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Asking my supervisor a potentially dumb question

So I recently did my PhD project approval which is the process where I agree my objectives with my supervisor and present a short overview to a review panel. All that went well and my project has been ...
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How can I get financial aid for a BSc as a young US Citizen with no family in the US?

I have lived abroad and want to move to the US to pursue a BSc degree. I have no family there except for the sibling of my parent who lives in a far away state from where I wish to be.
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Should Thank You Cards be Written After an Acceptance or After an Educational Experience's Conclusion?

Circumstance: Recently, I received acceptance to a Certified Nursing Assistant training program and I plan on writing thank-you cards to the program director as well as each faculty member. Question: ...
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ATCing with a project that both my advisor and I don't think will become a thesis project [closed]

I've found myself in a precarious situation. For various circumstantial reasons (which I can elaborate on if curious), I was only able to start working with an advisor in my 3rd year of grad school. ...
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How, and what to expect when switching fields (from bachelors to masters)?

Just context, you can skip directly to the question at the bottom should you wish to. I'm currently on my 4th out of a 6 semester pure mathematics Bachelors. My grades are 4.0x-ish out of 5, which is ...
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Working and doing an MSc in physics in Europe

I'm currently finishing up my undergraduate degree and I will soon start to apply for graduate school. I'm gonna apply to some schools in Europe (mainly Germany), but one thing I'm very worried about ...
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My question is, how many grams of FeCl3 • 6H2O (10% molar) should be added to the melamine solution? [closed]

All chemicals were of reagent grade and used without further purification. Pure g-C3N4 was synthesized according to previous reports [25]. Briefly, 6.3 g of melamine (50 mmol) was dissolved in 100 mL ...
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How to study a field on which no professors specialise in your university

I am currently an undergraduate student in math, but this question is already bugging me, because I am about to start an undergraduate research project that will likely become my Masters degree as ...
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Is it alright not to do research for an extended period as a PhD student?

I have done about one year and nine months of my PhD (in the UK) and have got a paper published, one waiting to be submitted, and another reasonably-sized project completed. I have written up three ...
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How realistic is it to pay for one's living and tuition with a student job?

How do people pay for a Bsc without taking massive loans? Is there enough time in a waking day to both study and financially support yourself with a job that is relevant to your field of study? Is it ...
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PhD application in the US? [duplicate]

I'm a graduate physics student from Italy, and I'll be graduating in one year or so. I would like to pursue a PhD in theoretical physics, and I don't really want to close any possible path, so I'm ...
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Why is it not the norm to pay for travel expenses for academics moving to new jobs? [closed]

In industry, when someone is hired, it's typical for the employer to pay for the flight costs of the new employee. But when grad students and postdocs are moving to different countries, typically they ...
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How to work with teammate who cannot handle stress well?

I am a leader of my undergraduate thesis team and we have 3 members. My team performance is lower than every others team in my class (i.e, they will need more time to complete a task than anyone). ...
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Should I withdraw from a funded research based graduate program at McMaster? [closed]

I accepted a research-based graduate offer from McMaster University. I applied to other schools but I did not hear back. I assumed I did not get in. So I accepted the offer I had. I know learned that ...
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How can I pursue my intellectual ambitions in physics (specifically quantum foundations) without favorable conditions? [closed]

I'm in a bit of a tricky situation and I'm not sure how to proceed forwards in accomplishing my goals. I think I am a bit of an information addict especially in regards to physics. I can't stop ...
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How should I decide what I am interested in research?

I am an incoming freshman to college. I am majoring in physics and math with the intention of one day becoming a professor specializing in theoretical physics. My question is: how should I go about ...
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Is it allowed/legal to do two PhDs at once in slightly different subjects? [duplicate]

I am doing a Ph.D. in a university in New Zealand. I started 3 months ago and am about two years away from finishing. Since they do not issue visas (due to the pandemic), I had to start online and ...
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Will it be acceptable to talk to advisor about my apprehensions about my career?

Can I talk to my advisor about the difficulties I am facing with getting a job? Should I also discuss with him that I am probably mediocre at my work and I am in a wrong field of study. This has ...
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What Are Companion Journals?

Elsevier launched new NeuroImage: Report as a companion journal to NeuroImage. What does companion mean here in terms of publishing content, cite-score and impact factors.
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How much weight do workshop papers hold for PhD Admissions (Fall 2022 CS USA)

Background: CS undergrad applying to CS PhD programs. I recently got a workshop (poster paper) accepted at the best conference in my domain as a third author (first three authors equal contribution, 7 ...
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Does 'order' matter for authorship? [duplicate]

I'm wondering generally how can I identify the authorship of a paper? Some papers might have specific signs such as an asterisk or a dagger after an author's name, but for those who don't have any ...
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Is it ethical to hire someone to program for a study project?

There is a small study project at university Z if someone did it and wrote a report, will be award an extra certificate. The project can be done as group work. The project was started with 2 person X ...
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How does Erasmus Programme work when the language of education is different?

How does an exchange student go to another country for a year when the language of education is different? Doesn't the exchange student attend any lecture or course during the visit? Except for ...
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Submission status changed to “submitted” after “awaiting reviewer scores” [duplicate]

I submitted my article to a SAGE journal roughly six weeks ago. The status of the submission was "awaiting reviewer scores" for four weeks and few days ago it changed to "submitted"...
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Journal articles — Is it okay to break down the introduction in subsections?

I am writing an article for publication in a journal, and I couldn't find the answer here on Stack Exchange or in the journal guidelines. The field in question is electrical engineering. As I'm ...
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How to shape quality research questions about conspiracy-drenched topics?

This year, I was working closely with many college-bound gifted students, one assignment, a student wanted to research the "Roswell incident". Though I can generally quickly think up ...

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